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    DescriptionThis 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.

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    The Rule of Benedict
    A Spirituality for the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Osb Sister Joan Chittister
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 305
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780824525941
    ISBN 10: 0824525949

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV9
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRCR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: REL010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25410
    Ingram Subject Code: RR
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    Libri: I-RR
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 255.106
    Ingram Theme: THEO/CATHOL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 255/.106, 255.106
    B&T Approval Code: A13706000
    BISAC V2.8: REL012120, REL055020, REL086000, REL055010, REL062000, REL012040
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BX3004.Z5 C35 2010
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRVX, QRVJ
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
    Publication date
    19 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joan Chittister is the executive director of the company Benetvision, which serves as a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality; a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie; and a former past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She writes "From Where I Stand," a weekly column in the National Catholic Reporter, and is the author of many books, including "The Friendship of Women," "The Gift of Years," "In Search of Belief," "In the Heart of the Temple," and "Wisdom Distilled from the Daily." She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
    Review quote
    "By offering informed commentary that links St. Benedict's Rule with contemporary questions, Sr. Joan suceeds in her task of making 'an ancient document accessible to a modern reading public.'" --"New Oxford Review"