The Cistercian World: Monastic Writings of the Twelfth Century (Paperback)Pauline Matarasso (author of introduction,editor,translator)
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 29/04/1993
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The Cistercian Order was born in Burgundy at the start of the twelfth century as a movement of radical renewal - an Order that survives to this day with the greater part of its written heritage preserved. This volume brings together a selection of its finest works, which speak powerfully across the centuries to modern readers. Writings by St Bernard of Clairvaux (c. 1090-1153) - including his letters, The Life of Malachy the Irishman, sermons on the Song of Songs and the sharply satirical Apologia for Abbot William - reveal him to be a highly individual and influential writer of the Middle Ages. Also included here are a charming description of Clairvaux, biographies of abbots and a series of exemplary stories, all drawing on the Scriptures to express intensely personal forms of monastic theology.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
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