Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works The Classics of Western Spirituality English and Latin Edition

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Paulist Press #ad - Together with an introduction by the master of Bernard studies, Jean Leclercq, they comprise a volume that occupies a place of special importance in the chronicle of the history of the Western spiritual adventure. Born in fontaines-lès-dijon in 1090, the abbot of a cistercian monastery which he had founded in the valley of Clairvaux near Aube, France, Bernard had become, by his twenty-fifth birthday, some four years earlier.

But bernard's dedication to the strict observance of Benedict's rule was mingled not with the abrasive, shrill style of the prophet but with a sweetness and purity of vision that earned him the title Doctor mellifluous. Benedict to the exigencies-and taste for princely comforts-of the royal courts of twelfth-century France.

Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works The Classics of Western Spirituality English and Latin Edition #ad - . For he possessed a sense of the love of God, the importance of humility, and the sheer beauty of holiness that has made his writings favorites of scholars and laymen alike throughout the ages. Evans are the writings that have had such a major role in shaping the Western monastic tradition and influencing the development of catholic mystical theology.

Here in a new translation by G. R. There in those isolated and rugged surroundings he became the spokesman for a revival of monastic life in an age when the radical spirit of religious life was endangered by a movement, best seen in the excesses of the monks of Cluny, that stressed the adaptation of the rule of St.

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Bonaventure Classics of Western Spirituality Paperback English and Latin Edition

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Paulist Press #ad - Bonaventure Classics of Western Spirituality Paperback English and Latin Edition #ad - Paulist Pr. Named "the prince of mystics" by leo xiii, friar and professor at the University of Paris, Bonaventure 1217-1274, was considered a great spiritual master in his own lifetime.

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Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias Classics of Western Spirituality Paperback

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Julian of Norwich: Showings Classics of Western Spirituality

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Paulist Press #ad - The second, longer version was apparently written some years after the first, when she had had time to pray and reflect about the teachings God had given her. In the light of their thirteen years of work on the critical edition of Showings, Colledge and Walsh give us this first modern English rendering from the place of Julian's teaching in Catholic Spirituality.

Paulist Press. Julian, england in the late 14th century, an anchoress who lived in solitude in Norwich, received the 16 "showings" or revelations of God's love in a series of experienced visions. Jean leclercz, the noted monk, writer, and medievalist, in his preface addresses himself to the question, "Why is this an important work today?" Showings reveals a Julian who experienced God directly and not self-consciously as "our mother.

Julian of Norwich: Showings Classics of Western Spirituality #ad - Her revelations of the feminine side of God represent a significant contribution to the tradition. Paulist Pr. Her graphic visions of the humanity of Christ are marked by vivid imagery and detail. Julian is certainly a warm and approachable companion for the mystical journey. But the special appeal of Julian lies in her theology of the all- embracing fullness of divine love.

The editors present Julian as a skilled theologian and master of rhetorical style. The first version was a short text.

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Pseudo-Dionysius: The Complete Works Classics of Western Spirituality Paperback English and Ancient Greek Edition

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Athanasius : The Life of Antony and the Letter To Marcellinus

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Paulist Press #ad - Clebsch of stanford university, says, in his preface to this volume, President of the American Academy of Religion, "This translator's fidelity to the texts ensures that the reader receives in these works Athanasius' meaning, so far as feasible in the order of his thoughts and in the equivalence of his words.

Paulist Pr. The psalms are presented as a variety of attitudes which coexist in a truly harmonious and whole sense of prayer. It tells the spiritual story of St. Antony, the founder of Christian monasticism. From a literary perspective, it created a new Christian genre for the lives of saints. Paulist Press. This work contributed greatly to the establishment of monastic life in Western Christianity.

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Clebsch "and it seems to me that these words become like a mirror to the persons singing them, so that he might perceive himself and the emotions of his soul, and thus affected, he might recite them.

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Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works Oxford World's Classics

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Paulist Press. Paulist Press. Oxford university Press USA. His writings on matters such as free will, and the existence of God make Anselm one of the greatest theologians and philosophers in history, the nature of truth, and this translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read his most important works within a single volume.

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Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense Classics of Western Spirituality

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Paulist Press #ad - Paulist Press. 1260-1327 was a dominican philosopher and spiritual master whose thought is among the most daring and difficult in the history of western mysticism. Oxford university Press USA. Paulist Press. The classics of Western Spirituality. Meister Eckhart c. Paulist Pr. Paulist Press.

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John Cassian: Conferences Classics of Western Spirituality Paperback

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Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm with the Proslogion Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Mostly written between 1070 and 1080, before he became Archbishop of Canterbury, the prayers and meditations of Anselm of Aosta created a tradition of intimate, intensely personal devotional works written in subtle and theologically daring prose. Paulist Press. While the "prayer to god" is based on the lord's prayer, the "prayer to Christ" is inspired by ardent private emotion and other prayers invest saints with individual attributes, with John the Baptist as the friend, Peter as the shepherd and Mary Magdalene as the forgiving lover, among many others.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Paulist Press. The meditations include a searching exploration of the state of the soul and a lament on the loss of purity, and the Proslogion discusses the mysteries of faith.

Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm with the Proslogion Penguin Classics #ad - Paulist Pr. Paulist Press. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The classics of Western Spirituality. With their bright imagery, beautiful language and highly original thought, the works of Anselm have secured a lasting place in both religious and secular literature.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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Catherine of Siena : The Dialogue Classics of Western Spirituality

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Paulist Press #ad - Paulist Press. Catherine of siena 1347-1380, wrote the dialogue, her crowning spiritual work, mystic and doctor of the church, for "the instruction and encouragement of all those whose spiritual welfare was her concern. Paulist Pr. The classics of Western Spirituality. Oxford university Press USA. Paulist Press.

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