Neo-Monasticism?

Yup. Americans don’t read history, we re-d0 it! Stephanie Simon of the LA Times writes,

Communal life was supposed to have taught her to resolve conflicts. Instead, Phyllis said, she found herself obsessing about every grievance: how many nights in a row she made dinner, or who had scratched her coffee table.

The Reformation closed down the monasteries or turned them into schools (sometimes into Protestant seminaries) and sent God’s people to fulfill their vocation in the world. The evangelicals are going back to the monasteries to find vocation. The churches are secular and the daily life is now sacred.

What did Luther know anyway? (HT: Ed Lacorte)

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