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POVERTY CELIBACY AND OBEDIENCE

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ISBN13: 9780824514730

ISBN10: 0824514734

Publisher: CROSSROAD PUBLISHING

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  • Many people hold the view that the vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience embody laws or regulations that govern a religious or monastic lifestyle. Diarmuid OMurchu offers a very different understanding of the vows, based on a much more ancient tradition.

    OMurchu claims that the vows are first and foremost about values and not about laws. And in this
    provocative work he suggests that the Eastern concept of nonviolence is a core value of the vowed life in all the monastic traditions known to humankind.

    At a time when all forms of religious commitment are being questioned, this value-oriented approach is refreshing and reassuring. OMurchu holds up each vow like a jewel, turns it, lets light shine on it, and presents it with a new glow, a new understanding. Not only vowed religious, but everyone interested in living these core values will appreciate his insightful and challenging views.

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POVERTY CELIBACY AND OBEDIENCE