The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity

ISBN : 9780190680589

Paula Pryce
376 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Dec 2017
Send mail

Based on nearly four years of research among semi-cloistered Christian monastics and a dispersed network of non-monastic Christian contemplatives around the United States, The Monk's Cell shows how religious practitioners in both settings combined social action and intentional living with intellectual study and intensive contemplative practices in an effort to modify their ways of knowing, sensing, and experiencing the world.


Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Portico Finding a Way to the Door of American Contemplative Christianity; Chapter 2: Antechapel Gathering and Grounding Contemplative Christians in Pluralistic Society; Chapter 3: Grille Silence and Seclusion: Contemplative Environments of Interiority and Receptivity; Chapter 4: Gate Stabilities, Innovations, Diversities; Chapter 5: Choir Silence DT Stillness DT Movement DT Sound: Ritual, Attention, and Refinement of the Senses; Chapter 6: Sacristy Prayer without Ceasing: The Ritualization of Everyday Life; Chapter 7: Sanctuary The Person as Icon: American Christian Contemplative Ways of Knowing; Chapter 8: Cell The Porous Self: Community and Intersubjectivity from the Inner Room; Diagrams; Formula for Phenomenological Intersubjectivity; Photograph Gallery; Glossary

About the author: 

Paula Pryce is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia.

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.