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Overview In addition to his eighty-six Sermons on the Song of Songs and the Sermons on the Liturgical Year, in which he follows the calendar from Advent through autumn, Bernard of Clairvaux composed these 'sermons on various subjects'. His choice and handling of subject matter provides insights into Bernard the abbot more than to Bernard the public figure and renown preacher.
Andre Llouf's probing essay on the nature of humility reVisions this fundamental Christian virtue away from the misunderstandings of both the scholastic tradition and its modern counterparts to locate humility in the ancient sources of the monastic tradition. His incisive study prefaces a collection of primary texts which range from the early desert fathers to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. The translator has added further information about the author and his other writings as well as a bibliography for further reading.
"Andre Louf served as abbot Cistercian Abbey of Mont des Cats in northern France until his retirement in 1997 and now lives as a solitary. Previous books in English include "Teach Us To Pray, Tuning into Grace, Grace Can Do More: Spiritual Accompaniment, "and "Mercy in Weakness: Meditations on the Word.
"Lawrence S. Cunningham is Professor of Theology at Notre Dame and book notes columnist for "Commonweal.
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Studio: Cistercian Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.19" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Cistercian Publications
Series Monastic Wisdom
ISBN 0879070110 ISBN13 9780879070113
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More About Andre Louf & Lawrence S. Cunningham
Andr Louf served as abbot Cistercian Abbey of Mont des Cats in northern France until his retirement in 1997 and now lives as a solitary. Previous books in English include Teach Us To Pray, Tuning into Grace, Grace Can Do More: Spiritual Accompaniment, and Mercy in Weakness: Meditations on the Word.
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The Way of Humility strives to enlighten the spirit as well as set guidelines for understanding Jan 5, 2008
Written by Cistercian Abbey monk Andre Louf and smoothly translated from the original French by theology professor Lawrence S. Cunningham, The Way of Humility is a serious-minded essay upon the nature of humility itself. Describing humility as an essential Christian virtue, seeking to reclaim this high quality as respected in ancient sources of the monastic tradition. Drawing upon selected primary texts including writings of the early desert fathers and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, The Way of Humility strives to enlighten the spirit as well as set guidelines for understanding an intangible human quality that nevertheless reflects the divine.