Title

How Enlightened Can a Monk Be? The Efforts of Eighteenth-Century German Benedictines to Reform Monastery and Church

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

16 p.

Publication Date

3-2013

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of Religious History

Source ISSN

0022-4227

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1111/1467-9809.12004

Abstract

This article investigates how German Benedictines in the eighteenth century tried to reform monastic life and Catholic theology by adopting various aspects of Enlightenment lifestyle and thought. It demonstrates the intellectual diversity that existed in this religious order and the order's intensive dialogue with contemporary culture.

Comments

Journal of Religious History, Vol. 37, No. 1 (March 2013): 64-79. DOI.