The Rule of Benedict

The 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 theperceptive commentary ofarenowned Benedictine mystic andscholar. In hernewintroduction to the Rule, the authorboldly claimsthat Benedict's sixth-century textis the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing thehuman community stewardship, conversion, communication, reflection, contemplation, humility, and equality. Tracing Benedict's originalRule paragraph by paragraph, it expands its principlesinto thelarger context of spiritual living in a secular world and makes the seemingly archaicinstructions relevant for a contemporary audience. A new foreword, updated content, an appendix, and a recommendedcalendarfor reading theentriesand commentaries make this an invaluable resource for solitary or communal contemplation."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • colour illustrations
  • 0824525949
  • 9780824525941
  • 91,398

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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"show more

About Joan Chittister

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 formerpast 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, includingThe 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."show more

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