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Aelred of Rievaulx: Pursuing Perfect Happiness (The Newman Press) [Paperback]

By John R. Sommerfeldt (Author)
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Aelred identifies the sources of human glory and misery, then points the way to the perfection of the body and each faculty of the soul and this to the happiness of the whole human being.

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For the medieval Cistercian abbot Aelred of Rievaulx, human beings are capable of happiness because human nature is good-but the self-defeating choices of humans have led to their misery. A loving God leads humans to happiness by nudging their free wills toward choosing the good and then, if they respond positively, giving them the power to realize that good. The power, or virtue, which perfects the human intellect is humility, which is not meekness but self-knowledge, gained through introspection and meditation on and through nature and Scripture. The will is perfected through love, without which no human act is good. Love for oneself, for others, and for God are complementary, not competing acts of the will. A special way of loving is firiendship, on which Aelred's teaching is perhaps the most complete and most sophisticated in the history of Christian thought. Perfection is, for Aelred, attainable in this life, since he sees perfection as a process, not a static condition. That condition will be attained in the total fulfillment of the afterlife.

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Studio: Paulist Press
Pages   184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2005
Publisher   Paulist Press
ISBN  0809142619  
ISBN13  9780809142613  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John R. Sommerfeldt, PhD, professor of history at the University of Dallas, is the founder of the International Congress on Medieval Studies and the author and or editor of numerous books on Bernard of Clairvaux, as well as medieval and Cistercian history.

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