False Alternatives? The Active/Contemplative Dichotomy
A number of anniversaries involving the missionary activity of monastic men and women in 2009 offer the occasion for extended historical and theological reflection on the relationship between monasticism and mission. These anniversaries offer the occasion for extended historical and theological reflection on the relationship between monasticism and mission. The goal of this symposium is not so much to recount the history, much of which is well known, as to reflect on the notions of “mission” and “monasticism” from a comparative point of view.
Stewart, Columba. “False Alternatives? The Active/Contemplative Dichotomy.” In Mission and Monasticism: Acts of the International Symposium at the Pontifical Athenaeum S. Anselmo, Rome, May 7-9, 2009, edited by Conrad Leyser and Hannah Williams. Roma: EOS, 2013.