Title

Columbanian Monastic Rules: Dissent and Experiment

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2610-2043

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date

2016

Keywords

Irish monasticism, Monastic rules, Early Middle Ages, Columbanus

Language

English

Funder

Austrian Academy of Science

Disciplines

Catholic Studies | Christianity | European History | History | History of Christianity | History of Religion | Liturgy and Worship | Medieval History | Medieval Studies | Other Classics | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Description/Abstract

Analysis of the Columbanus' monastic rules and the four 'Columbanian' monastic rules written after his death: the Regula Donati, the Regula cuiusdam ad virgines, the Regula cuiusdam patris and the fragment De accedendo ad deum. All four texts express different, and to a certain extent contentious claims on Columbanus' heritage and develop their own distinct monastic program. The Regula cuiusdam patris should be read as a voice of dissent against the path Columbanian monasticism took and might be related to the circle around the monk Agrestius. The Regula cuiusdam ad virgines was most likely written by Jonas of Bobbio, the author of the Vita Columbani. The fragment De accedendo ad deum may have been a lost chapter of the Regula cuiusdam ad virgines. As a reflection on the connection between prayer and ascetic achievements De accedendo can be read as a key text on Columbanian monastic theology.

ISBN

9781137430618

Additional Information

in: Roy Flechner and Sven Meeder (eds.), The Irish in Early Medieval Europe. Identity, Culture and Religion, London/New York: Palgrave 2016, pp. 68-85 and 248-249.

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