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New Monasticism for Australian Mission: Reflections from “School(s)for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism”

Cronshaw, Darren J. (2014) New Monasticism for Australian Mission: Reflections from “School(s)for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism”. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, 8 (1). pp. 17-26. ISSN 1834-4682

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Abstract

The “New Monasticism” movement offers a model for life-giving spirituality and sustainable mission that is relevant to Australian churches and our mission. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Alasdair MacIntyre suspected, a renewal of monastic practices are giving fresh focus to communities such as Urban Seed and Urban Neighbours of Hope from Australia, and to new monastic communities around the world. An ecumenical network of new monastic communities in North America identify 12 characteristic marks of their activist movement, which different writers discuss in School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism. These groups are seeking to identify with the neediest parts of their cities, share resources, express hospitality, reconciliation, submission to the church, formation and intentional community, and support relationships, care for the environment, and foster peacemaking and contemplative practices. These practices and stories of new monasticism are a helpful framework for considering radical discipleship and incarnational mission in Australian churches.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: new monasticism, Bonhoeffer, McIntyre, Urban seed, Urban Neighbours of Hope, hospitality, contemplative, missional spirituality, Benedict
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 00:44
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 01:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1453

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