Lectures in Dominican history given in 1986 to Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph by Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, O.P., of the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. Lecture 2 of 25. Audio, 62 min.
In Lecture 2 Fr. Hinnebusch describes the ideal of the early Church, the imitation of Jesus Christ, virginity in the early Church, the rise of institutional monasticism, Christian monasticism compared with non-Christian monasticism, eremitic and cenobitic monasticism, anchorites, monastic rules, cloister, monastic vows, the evangelical counsels: poverty, chastity, and obedience, religious, clerks regular, monks, friars, nuns, sisters, the ordo monasticus, the edict of toleration, etc.