Monasticism in the Early Church

A Historical Review

  • Francis Thonippara Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
Keywords: Monasticism, Benedictine Rule, Christian anchorites

Abstract

God has always been a common element in religion around the world. The present article reviews the works and progress of the Early Church. The Western Monasticism that we know of in today’s world came to be what it is due to the missionary world of consecrated men and women who gave their lives to this mission.

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Published
2020-06-30