Publisher: Harvard University Press, 2006
Hardcover with dust-jacket, pp.308
Condition: Fine copy, Bound in a mid-grey book cloth with silver-foil lettering to the spine, the dust-jacket is in very good condition. The interior of the book is unmarked by either notes or highlights.
Drawing on biographies of exceptional monks, collections of monastic sayings and stories, letters from ascetic teachers to their disciples, sermons, and community rules, the author crafts a compelling picture of the embattled religious celibate. Demons and the Making of the Monk is an insightful and innovative exploration of the development of Christian monasticism.