Encyclopaedia of Monasticism

By: DR RANA PURUSHOTTAM KUMAR SINGH
Pub. Date: 2009
Print ISBN-13: 9788175331624
Subject: Religion
Price: USD 70.00 USD 52.5

Monasticism is the religious practice in which one renounces wordly pursuits in order to fully devote one's life to spiritual work. This book traces the various aspects of monasticism, from the basic concept of monasticism to the practice of monasticism in different religions. The book starts with an introduction of monasticism, which includes the brief analysis of monasticism in various religions. The book has these following important chapters after introduction:Hinduism:rituals, practices and monastic ways, Becoming a monk and way of monasticism in Hinduism, Christian monasticism, Philosophical development of christian monasticism, Asceticism, Celibacy of the clergy, Orthodox christian monasticism, Buddhist monasticism, Monks and monasticism, Religion and monastic life in India, History of monastic discipline, and Monks in different religions. It has been tried to define monasticism in a very meticulous and pragmatic manner and I think that my sincere work will be truly appreciated by readers.