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Rediscovering Monasticism through Art

Monastic Institute, Faculty of Theology, Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta 5, 00153 Roma, Italy
Religions 2019, 10(7), 423;
Received: 1 June 2019 / Revised: 3 July 2019 / Accepted: 9 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exploring the Future of Christian Monasticisms)
Looking at modern monasticism and its role in society one can see how traditional monastic concepts or values find their new forms. On the other hand, art and artists willingly, though not always consciously, use or refer to some monastic themes. In this paper, on the base of texts of some authors open to the dialogue between monasticism and art, a reading of monasticism in the key of art is proposed, exclusively in reference to the Christian monasticism. Given its present cultural and social context, the thesis of this paper is that through the rediscovering of monasticism through art, one can and should refresh and save it in a more and more secularized society, what may be also a perspective of a new role of monasticism in the modern world. View Full-Text
Keywords: monasticism; art; creativity; monk; artist monasticism; art; creativity; monk; artist
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Sawicki, B.L. Rediscovering Monasticism through Art. Religions 2019, 10, 423.

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Sawicki BL. Rediscovering Monasticism through Art. Religions. 2019; 10(7):423.

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