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Donald P. Richmond: In one of his most profound writings, “Four Quartets,” T. S. Eliot tells us that the answer to our “disaffection” (alienation) is to “descend lower, descend only/ Into the deeper world of perpetual solitude.” Only this...

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The Solitary Life

Donald P. Richmond      An examination of the word “monk,” as well as the earliest examples of Christian monasticism, suggest that a monk is a person who lives alone or is a solitary. In practice, however, this is not the...

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