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Cistercian World - Monastic Writings of the Twelfth Century

SKU: 33227


by: Various Authors
Translated by Pauline M. Matarasso

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.

Trade Paperback
352 Pages
ISBN: 9780140433562
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Cistercian World - Monastic Writings of the Twelfth Century