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Herbert Workman’s book, The Evolution of the Monastic Ideal (1913), is a classic work

that not only introduces the history of Christian monasticism, but also provides an account of the theological forces that guided this tradition.

We are pleased to offer this book as a FREE PDF ebook to download.




From the book’s preface:

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Slow Church

Yesterday was a big day for the SLOW CHURCH book!

Bob Smietana of Religion News Service (RNS) wrote a really positive article on the book and the growing conversation about Slow Church, and this article was picked up by a number of outlets including The Washington Post!


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As our Advent gift to you, we will be uploading the audio recordings from the main sessions of the “A Rooted People: Church, Place and Agriculture in an Urban World” conference. (Click here for the conference website and more info on the conference).

Click for previous installments in this series:
[ Part #1 – Ragan Sutterfield / Fred Bahnson ]
[ Part #2 – Martin Price / Sean Gladding ]
[ Part #3 – Claudio Oliver / Martin Price ]

Talk #7 –Saturday  Afternoon Keynote.
“The 2050 Scenario—Peak Oil, Peak Food, Peak… Church?” – Fred Bahnson
Fred is a writer and co-founder of Anathoth Community Garden.