The Challenge Of New Monasticism
The popularity of TV shows such as ‘The Monastery’ has made the concept of ‘new monasticism’ a popular one. But new monasticism is a confusing label. In this challenging and informative book, Simon Cross sets out some of the context for the concepts of monasticism and ‘religious life’, and explores how some groups in the UK today are imitating the monastic and religious traditions. Here, Simon shows us communities and groups which all, in widely different ways, live as new monastics.
Simon Cross is the Chaplain of Oasis Academy Wintringham, in Grimsby North East Lincolnshire. He also leads Oasis Church Grimsby. Simon is a writer, and community activist who lives and works on a large estate in the town. He has written numerous articles for National newspapers and magazines, and a series of comic books. He also leads the North East Lincolnshire Interfaith Forum, and is a keen student of faith and spirituality.