A Companion to Medieval Rules and Customaries


Editor: Krijn Pansters
A Companion to Medieval Rules and Customaries offers an introduction to the rules and customaries of the main religious orders in medieval Europe: Benedictine, Cistercian, Carthusian, Augustinian, Premonstratensian, Templar, Hospitaller, Teutonic, Dominican, Franciscan, and Carmelite. As well as introducing the early history and spirituality of the orders, scholars survey the central topics – organization, doctrine, morality, liturgy, and culture, as documented by these primary sources.

Contributors are: James Clark, Tom Gaens, Jean-François Godet-Calogeras, Holly Grieco, Emilia Jamroziak, Gert Melville, Stephen Molvarec, Carol Neel, Krijn Pansters, Matthew Ponesse, Bert Roest, Kristjan Toomaspoeg, Paul van Geest, Ursula Vones-Liebenstein, and Coralie Zermatten.

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Krijn Pansters, Ph.D. (2007) in Medieval History, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Ph.D. (2019) in Medieval Theology, KU Leuven, teaches Christian Spirituality at Tilburg University (School of Catholic Theology, Franciscan Study Center).
 List of Contributors

1 Medieval Rules and Customaries Reconsidered
   Krijn Pansters

2 The Rule of Saint Benedict
   James G.Clark

3 The Cistercian Customaries
   Emilia Jamroziak

4 The Carthusian Customaries
   Stephen J. Molvarec and Tom Gaens

5 The Rule of Saint Augustine
   Paul van Geest

6 The Customaries of Saint-Ruf
   Ursula Vones-Liebenstein

7 The Premonstratensian Project
   Carol Neel

8 Templars, Hospitallers, and Teutonic Knights
   Kristjan Toomaspoeg

9 The Dominican Constitutiones>
   Gert Melville

10 The Rule of Saint Francis
   Holly J. Grieco

11 The Rules of Poor Clares and Minoresses
   Bert Roest

12 The Rule of the Franciscan Third Order
   Jean-François Godet-Calogeras

13 The Carmelite Rule
   Coralie Zermatten

14 The Augustinian Rules and Constitutions
   Matthew Ponesse

All interested in the history and spirituality of medieval religious rules and customaries. Keywords: medieval religious orders, vita religiosa, monasticism, mendicants, rules, customaries, constitutions, medieval spirituality, virtues, Benedictines, Cistercians, Carthusians, Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians.