Saint Benedict and The Roman Ordo: A Second Reading

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Abstract

Following Hector Herrera’s idea about the «Roman Order» which is reflected in the Saint
Benedict’s monastic Rule, and also referred to the dichotomy between dis-order and order
in the Late Antiquity, this article proposes to analyze precisely the order that was tried to
be introduced by Saint Benedict’s Rule in the monastic communities in order to identify
the different elements that feature it. It is also pretended to consider up to what extent
these elements show in turn the conception of a political Christian order which, at the
same time, begins to be established among the new kingdoms inheritors of the Western
Roman Empire, consequently due to the action of the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
Translated title of the contributionSaint Benedict and The Roman Ordo: A Second Reading
Original languageSpanish (Chile)
Pages (from-to)51-65
JournalIntus-Legere Historia
Volume1
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Monastic Rule
  • Roman ordo
  • Late Antiquity
  • Political Christian Order

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