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Encyclopedia of monasticism

Author: William M Johnston
Publisher: Chicago ; London : Fitzroy Dearborn, ©2000.
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"This well-written, well-researched reference source brings together monastic life with particular attention to three traditions: Buddhist, Eastern Christian, and Western Christian."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of monasticism.
Chicago ; London : Fitzroy Dearborn, ©2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Johnston
ISBN: 1579580904 9781579580902
OCLC Number: 42214010
Description: 2 volumes (xxxiv, 1556 pages), [48] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. A-L --
v. 2. M-Z.
Responsibility: editor, William M. Johnston ; photo editor, Claire Renkin.


The first reference work to bring together information, insight, and methodological reflection concerning the monastic traditions of Christianity and Buddhism, their institutions, behaviour, thought,  Read more...
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