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The Rule of Benedict (2nd Edition)

Paperback|Oct 2010
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This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar. In her new introduction to the Rule, the author boldly claims that...


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This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar. In her new introduction to the Rule, the author boldly claims that Benedict's sixth-century text is the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing the human community-stewardship, conversion, communication, reflection, contemplation, humility, and equality. Tracing Benedict's original Rule paragraph by paragraph, it expands its principles into the larger context of spiritual living in a secular world and makes the seemingly archaic instructions relevant for a contemporary audience. A new foreword, updated content, an appendix, and a recommended calendar for reading the entries and commentaries make this an invaluable resource for solitary or communal contemplation.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 443110
  • Product Code 9780824525941
  • ISBN 0824525949
  • EAN 9780824525941
  • Pages 328
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication Date Oct 2010
  • Sales Rank 62992
  • Dimensions 209 x 136 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.440kg

Joan D Chittister

Joan Chittister is executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is the author of over thirty books on Spirituality, many of which have been awarded or highly honoured such as The Way We Were, Called to Question, In the Heart of the Temple, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope and her most recent title Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You.

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