Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Mountain Of Silence, the book

For the Sociology of Religion course which I just finished at SUNY Brockport we had to read 4 books. The last book we were assigned is entitled, "The Mountain Of Silence" by Kyriacos Markides.

Markides is a sociology professor at the University of Maine and he spent several years studying the spirituality of the Athonite monks at the Panagia monastery on Cyprus. It is a fascinating book and I learned a lot from it. Not only did I learn a lot intellectually but it has deepened my faith in remarkable ways that I am still discovering even after finishing the book.

I highly recommend the book to people who are interested in deepening their own spirituality and coming to understand monasticism.

I will be making comments about things I found interesting in the book for the next couple of weeks.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book as well and look forward to your future comments on it. Blessings, BU