The rise of monasticism

Pre-monastic Christian asceticism. The beginning of monasticism. The further development of monasticism. 9. Earthen vessels... The exceeding greatness of the power. The power creates the Church, Christian literature, and Christian theology. Yet no attempt was made to reshape civilization. The profound effect on the religious life. The tension between the early Christians and "the world." Christians and war. Christians and public amusements. Christians and slavery. The Christian attitude towards property. Christian philanthropy. Sex, women, children, marriage, and the family. Christians and pagan literature. Christianity and language. Christianity and art. Christians and the state. New wine in old wineskins: the power of Christ and the power of C^sar. What happened to the new wine?

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