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THE MONKHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS
Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8, 2019
This retreat will offer an exploration on the meaning of "monk" from various early and medieval sources. A monk is simply one who is single-mindedly devoted to God despite being associated with institutional forms. By drawing upon medieval sources such as Robert de Sorbon's sermon on marriage and The Abbey of the Holy Ghost, the more recent Russian Orthodox writer Paul Evdokimov, as well as Luther's and Calvin's critiques of the institutions of monasticism, the retreat presents an "ecumenical theology of monasticism."
The Rev. Dr. Greg Peters, is an oblate of Valyermo, an Associate Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology at Biola University, La Mirada, CA and Servants of Christ Research Professor of Monastic Studies and Ascetical theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. As an Anglican priest, he serves as Rector of the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, also in La Mirada. He is the author of Reforming the Monastery: Protestant Theologies of the Religious Life, The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality and The Monkhood of All Believers: The Monastic Foundation of Christian Spirituality.