The Reformation era revolution in preaching and interpreting the
Bible did not occur without keen attention to the Old Testament
Scriptures. This is especially true with regard to the Hebrew
prophets. Ezekiel and Daniel, replete with startling, unnerving
imagery and visions, apocalyptic oracles of judgment and
destruction, captivated the ...
The institution of the lay brotherhood was not original to the
Cistercians, but they developed it to its fullest extent. Although
lay, the conversi were under the same vows as monks and represented
a new form of religious life. While monks were bound to the
recitation of the Divine Office, the lay brothers were dedicated to
a life of toil ...