Ageing, humility and the monastery

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Thibault (1993) and Moody (1995) contend that later life, with its "losses and decrements," can be viewed as a "natural monastery." This article examines some of the formative literature of the Western monasttic tradition in relation to ageing and considers the utility and limits of the idea of ageing as a "natural monastery."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-159
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
Volume26
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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Ageing, humility and the monastery. / Foulcher, Jane.

In: Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, Vol. 26, No. 2-3, 07.2014, p. 148-159.

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