Title

The Need for Uniformity in St. Benedict’s Rule for Monasteries

Presenter Information

Trista Bruning

Department

History and Political Science

Major

English

Research Advisor

Bruening, Jeanine E.

Abstract

The essay is a literary analysis of the fifth century text Rule for the Monasteries by St. Benedict. This analysis explores the attitudes of the western European church regarding monks and abbots during a critical time in Christendom. Using support from a leading source in historiography, Peter Brown, the analysis concludes that St. Benedict himself was prodded by a need which was shared by the western European church: to protect the church by eliminated the individual and creating a protective uniformity.

Biography

Trista is an English major in her senior year at Missouri S&T. She is from Leasburg, Missouri. Trista has published in Missouri S&T’s literary magazine, Southwinds, and will be moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in creative writing.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Turner Room

Presentation Date

10 Apr 2012, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Need for Uniformity in St. Benedict’s Rule for Monasteries

Turner Room

The essay is a literary analysis of the fifth century text Rule for the Monasteries by St. Benedict. This analysis explores the attitudes of the western European church regarding monks and abbots during a critical time in Christendom. Using support from a leading source in historiography, Peter Brown, the analysis concludes that St. Benedict himself was prodded by a need which was shared by the western European church: to protect the church by eliminated the individual and creating a protective uniformity.