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  • Monastic Spirituality beyond the Cloister: A Preliminary Look at Lay Cistercians.
    Smith, William L. (2006)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 16: 17-39.

    Based on questionnaire data from lay associates of U.S. Trappist monasteries; most are married women seeking a deeper spirituality.

    Associated Search Terms: Cistercian; Monasticism
  • Travail, loisir et observance chez les Trappistes au XIXe siècle. Deux études de cas: les moines d'Aiguebelle, les monials de Maubec.
    Delpal, Bernard (1994)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 39/86: 213-233.

    Examines 2 cases in 19th century France in which profitable enterprises were ended to preserve the Cistercian life style.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; Trappist; Cistercian; Monasticism; Otherworldliness
  • The Monastery. A Study in Freedom, Love, and Community.
    Hillery, George A., Jr. (1992)
    New York: Praeger.

    Associated Search Terms: Monasticism; Cistercian; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Triangulation in Religious Research: A Socioloical Approach to the Study of Monasteries.
    Hillery, George A., Jr. (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 23:1: 22-38.

    1967-80 study of 11 Trappist & 2 Trappestine monasteries in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Monasticism; Cistercian; Trappistine
  • Freedom and Monastery Life.
    Dudley, Charles J., and George A. Hillery, Jr. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:1: 18-28.

    Based on 1967-78 participant observation & interview data, & 1970-76 questionnaire data, from 5 American Trappist monasteries; focuses on types of freedom, alienation, cohesion, & deprivation of freedom.

    Associated Search Terms: Freedom; Monasticism; Cistercian; Alienation
  • The Monastery as a Commune.
    Hillery, George A., Jr., and Paula C. Morrow (1976)
    International Review of Modern Sociology 6:1: 139-154.

    Uses indices of interaction intensiveness & attitudes of commitment, freedom, alienation, & anomie, based on questionnaire data from 2 Trappist monasteries, a Yoga commune, & others in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Alienation; Anomie; Yoga, U.S.A.; Monasticism; Commune; Cistercian
  • The Convent: Community, Prison, or Task Force?
    Hillery, George A., Jr. (1969)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 8:1: 140-151.

    Based on participant observation at Our Lady of Gethsemani, Kentucky, & other researchers' participant observation studies of women's convents.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Cistercian; Orders/congregations; Monasticism; Sisters
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