Item description for Bernard of Clairvaux: A Lover Teaching the Way of Love: Selected Spiritual Writings by Bernard of Clairvaux, Bernard & M. Basil Pennington, Ocsp...
Overview Bernard is one of the greatest mystics of Christianity. From him and others of his time period but especially Bernard the whole notion of romantic love and chivalry stems. Bernard's rich style the work of a master poet is redolent with an inviting warmth that lets the reader discover union with God to be the intimate and all-fulfilling embrace of lovers. It is an embrace that transforms us and makes us truly Godlike. This book is part of the popular and successful profiles series in which great religious writers are profiled with anthologies compiled and commented on by noted experts. After a short introduction by the compiler Saint Bernard himself takes us in hand and leads us along the way to the fullness of the life in Christ. the selections of Bernard's ever-beautiful prose offered here are varied enough to introduce the reader to all of the Saint's more important writings.
Publishers Description After a short introduction by the compiler, Saint Bernard himself takes us in hand and leads us along the way to the fullness of the life in Christ. Bernards rich style, the work of a master poet, is redolent with an inviting warmth that lets the reader discover union with God to be the intimate and all-fulfilling embrace of lovers. It is an embrace that transforms us and makes us truly Godlike. The selections of Bernards ever-beautiful prose offered here are varied enough to introduce the reader to all the Saints more important writings. They give a taste and invite the pursuit of deeper discoveries. The will encourage the reader no matter where he or she may be on their spiritual journey.
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Studio: New City Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher NEW CITY PRESS
ISBN 1565480899 ISBN13 9781565480896
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More About Bernard of Clairvaux, Bernard & M. Basil Pennington, Ocsp
St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was born in Burgundy, France. He founded hundreds of monasteries and was canonized soon after his death. John F. Thornton is a literary agent, former publishing execuitve, and the coeditor, with Katharine Washburn, of "Dumbing Down "(1996) and "Tongues of Angels, Tongues of Men: A Book of Sermons "(1999). He lives in New York City. Susan B. Varenne is a New York City teacher with a strong avocational interest in and wide experience of spiritual literature. She holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. James J. O'Donnell is a professor of classics and provost of Georgetown University. He has served as president of the American Philological Association and is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. He has published widely on the cultural history of the late antique Mediterranean world. His most recent book is "Augustine: A New Biography "(2005).
Bernard of Clairvaux was born in 1090 and died in 1153.
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