Item description for Spiritual Friendship: The Classic Text With a Spiritual Commentary (Classics With Commentary) by Dennis Billy & Aelred of Rievaulx...
Overview This surprisingly modern, twelfth-century classic has long been popular with monks. Now this new edition opens up the riches of this spiritual masterpiece to a wide audience of contemporary readers who see the spiritual life not as a solitary enterprise, but one intimately connected to relationships. Written in dialogue form, Spiritual Friendship offers wise counsel on many aspects of friendship. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., editor of the innovative Classics with Commentary series, has once again provided readers with an invaluable introduction and background. The popular translation by M. Eugenia Laker is complemented by Billy's helpful commentary and thoughtful reflection questions.
Citations And Professional Reviews Spiritual Friendship: The Classic Text With a Spiritual Commentary (Classics With Commentary) by Dennis Billy & Aelred of Rievaulx has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 03/01/2010 page 60
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Studio: Christian Classics
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.88" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Christian Classics
Series Christian Classics - Ave Maria Press
ISBN 0870612425 ISBN13 9780870612428
Availability 0 units.
More About Dennis Billy & Aelred of Rievaulx
Father Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., is a teacher, writer, and poet. Ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1980, he taught the history of moral theology and Christian spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy of Rome s Pontifical Lateran University for more than twenty years, reaching the rank of Ordinary Professor. In 2008 he was installed as the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology as a scholar-in-residence at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He also serves as the Karl Rahner Professor of Catholic Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana. Raised in Staten Island, New York, and educated there through high school in local Catholic schools, he graduated from Dartmouth College and went on to receive four master's degrees, as well as doctorates from Harvard University, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, and the Graduate Theological Foundation. Billy is the author of numerous books and articles, both popular and scholarly.
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Read it slowly Sep 8, 2009
You'll get as much out of this book as you'll put into it. If you're looking for something deductive and simple, you won't appreciate it. However, if you're willing to read it slowly, thinking about what is being said, implied, and demonstrated within the text, it is a remarkably brilliant book. Just understand it is not intended for "light reading."