Towards a Secular Monasticism: John Skinner to Bishop David Jenkins 1985

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On 16th May 1985 John Skinner went to the then Bishop of Durham; David Jenkins
and asked him to support and locate Secular/New Monasticism in the Church.

Above is one of the papers John scribbled on to illustrate some points he wanted to make to the Bishop.
Its heading reads: Heart Cry: Towards a secular monasticism.
There was another, which showed secular/new monasticism was in
the liminal state between modernity/post modernity and the coming new age.

This thought was repeated recently on this link:

http://www.newmonasticism.com/2011/02/steve-silvesteris-new-monasticism-really-necessary-or-is-it-really-a-question-of-the-church-waking-up-to-where-it-now-is-and-becoming-more-fully-the-church/

The Bishop said Secular Monasticism was best located in the ‘Desert’ rather than the church if it was to really grow.

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