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    What did Medieval monks do all day?



    What this video does not mention (it's very short) is the elevation of labor that occurred in Christian Europe. Manual labor in the Classical world was something slaves did. By the time of the Roman imperial period, labor had no redeeming value.
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    What did Medieval monks do all day?

    Make beer.
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    When I was in the Berlin Brigade, sometimes after long field training sessions in west Germany, they’d take us on a tour of monasteries and we’d sample their beer. That’s what turned me into a beer snob.
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    I have a fondness for Franziskaner, Paulaner and a few others but I can't stand abbey ales in the Belgian Trappist tradition.
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    Seems the Protestants weren't the only ones with a work ethic.

    Interesting how their work turned profit that was reinvested in capital and led to the generation of wealth, that to a poor work ethic that needed reforming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Seems the Protestants weren't the only ones with a work ethic.

    Interesting how their work turned profit that was reinvested in capital and led to the generation of wealth, that to a poor work ethic that needed reforming.


    The role of the monasteries in creating European civilization is under appreciated outside academic circles.

    Reform was needed in both the monasteries and the Church herself every so often. What we call the Reformation was just one among several major movements for reform that, unfortunately in that case, tore the Church apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    I have a fondness for Franziskaner, Paulaner and a few others but I can't stand abbey ales in the Belgian Trappist tradition.
    Those are my favorites.
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