1.) After continued discussion with some of my brothers I am inquisitive to what are some of the key elements of St. Benedict's monastic theology and practice?
2.) The above led into this second subject of what monastic principles are relevant for modern evangelicals who are not monks?
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(1) After continued discussion with some of my brothers I am inquisitive to what are some of the key elements of St. Benedicts' monastic theology and practice?
A brief historical review shows that the place and location where Benedict wrote the Rule has not been determined. However it has been chronicled as early as 530 after the monks fled to Rome. It is written based on previous patterns of monastic thought and presented in the eight century. Based on this historical review, the works reflects Benedict's "matured monastic and spiritual wisdom? It is also is the turning point which changed the trend of monasticism in the west (Catholic new advent.org).
St. Benedict's Rule consists of seventy-three chapters characterized by monasticism brought to Western Europe from Egypt. Benedict forsook the world and became a monk. ...
This solution discusses the elements of St. Benedict's Monastic theology and practice.