Rule of Benedict

Rule of Benedict : A Spirituality for the 21st Century

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This 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 55 x 209 x 136mm | 450g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Second Edition, Second ed.
  • 0824525949
  • 9780824525941
  • 41,431

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"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
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About Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister is the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research centre for contemporary spirituality. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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