New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church

New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church

by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove


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New Monasticism is a growing movement of committed Christians who are recovering the radical discipleship of monasticism and unearthing a fresh expression of Christianity in America. It's not centered in a traditional monastery—many New Monastics are married with children—but instead its members live radically, settling in abandoned sections of society, committing to community, sharing incomes, serving the poor, and practicing spiritual disciplines.

New Monasticism by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove offers an insider's perspective into the life of the New Monastics and shows how this movement is dependent on the church for stability, diversity, and structure. A must-read for New Monastics or those considering joining the movement, it will also appeal to pastors, leaders, those interested in the emerging church, and 20- and 30-somethings searching for new ways to be Christian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587432248
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke University Divinity School) is a leader of the new monastic movement and cofounded the Rutba House community in Durham, North Carolina. An associate minister at St. John's Baptist Church in Durham, he is also the coordinator of the School for Conversion, a partnership among new monastic communities for alternative theological education. He is the author of To Baghdad and Beyond and Inhabiting the Church. Visit his website at

Table of Contents

1. Reading the Signs of the Times
2. Seeing Signs of Something New
3. A Vision So Old It Looks New
4. God's Plan to Save the World Through a People
5. Relocation and Renewal
6. Daily Bread and Forgiven Debts
7. A New Peace Corps
8. A Culture of Grace and Truth
9. Why New Monastics Need the Church

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