Monasticism is a vital feature of Christian spiritual life and has its origins in the Oriens Christianus. The present volume contains studies on Armenian Monasticism from various perspectives. The task is not only to produce historical studies. The aim is also to contribute to and reflect on monasticism today. Authors come from the Armenian Apostolic Catholicosate of Ejmiacin, the Holy See of Cilicia, the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and the Armenian-Catholic Church as well as from the Benedictine and Franciscan Orders of the Catholic Church. The experts reflected on the glorious past of Armenian monasticism and agreed to evaluate future challenges ecumenically to give more insight into both past and present Armenian monasticism.
Jasmine Dum-Tragut is Assoc. Professor of Armenian Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of the Christian East (ZECO) at Salzburg University (Austria).
Dietmar W. Winkler is Professor of Patristic Studies and Ecclesiastical History and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the Christian East (ZECO) at Salzburg University (Austria).