Chris sits in the host seat for a wide-ranging discussion of asceticism with three fantastic panelists. They talk about the place of asceticism in Christian history and tradition, as well as the relevance of ascetic practices in our cultural context.
Books & Writing Mentioned in this Episode:
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Teresa of Calcutta: Dark Night, Active Love by Jon SweeneyThe Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death and Salvation by Jon SweeneySt. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Teachings and Practice by Jon SweeneyKeys to Bonhoeffer's Haus by Laura FabryckyStreams in the Wasteland: Finding Spiritual Renewal with the Desert Fathers and Mothers by Andrew ArndtCome Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta by Mother TeresaThe Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers by Henri NouwenWhere God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another by Rowan WilliamsThe Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery by Henri NouwenThe Mystical as Political by Aristotle PapanikolaouAwake and Alive: Thomas Merton According to His Novices ed. by Jon SweeneyMother of the Light: Prayers to the Theotokos by Rev. Maximos Constasthe Collected Ghost Stories by M.R. JamesMink River by Brian DoylePaul and the Gift by John BarclayExiles: A Novel by Ron Hansen