The aim of this session to elicit some new perspectives on monastic roles in the world and give those of us investigating these matters a chance to meet each other in friendly discussion. Throughout the Middle Ages, monks and monasteries often had complex and tumultuous relationships with the surrounding societies. Much recent scholarly attention has elucidated monastic spirituality, but the wider and important question of these relations with society still need much investigation, whether dealing with negotiating land usage with neighbors, pastoral duties, or reform society. Dr. John Van Engen will commentate.
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