Protestant Monks

 Posted by on 12 February 2008 at 7:58 am  Religion
Feb 122008

Strange but true: The unexpected monks: “Some evangelicals turn to monasticism, suggesting unease with megachurch religion — and the stirrings of rapprochement with the Roman Catholic Church.” (The shorter article In the beginning… says a bit about the historical roots of this new movement.)

While these new evangelical monks don’t embrace the asceticism and isolation of the Catholic tradition, the mere fact that some modern-day Protestants find the deeply religious ideals of the Dark and Middle Ages appealing should be cause for concern to secularists. Christianity was tamed by the Enlightenment, but not permanently. It can and will return to its dark and wild roots, if unchecked by reason.

(Via Dan.)

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