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  • Like the new theology and the new science of law, the new monasticism was also rooted in Latin soil.
  • There were Christian monks as early as the 3rd century, and before the end of the 4th monasticism (q.v.) was an established institution both in East and West.
  • The existence of monasticism made it possible at once to hold up a high moral standard before the world and to permit the ordinary Christian to be content with something lower.
  • Monasticism in the West owes its extension and development to Benedict of Nursia (born A.D.
  • The chief importance of the monastic rule and institute of St Basil lies in the fact that to this day his reconstruction of the monastic life is the basis of the monasticism of the Greek and Slavonic Churches, though the monks do not call themselves Basilians.