Benedict of Aniane: The Emperor's Monk  -     Edited By: Allen Cabaniss
    By: Allen Cabaniss(Translator)
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Benedict of Aniane: The Emperor's Monk

Edited By: Allen Cabaniss
Cistercian Publications / 2008 / Paperback

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Given the task of reviving monasticism and imposing uniformity throughout the Carolingian Empire, Witiza, a Visigothic lord became monk with the name Benedict, and read and compared all the existing monastic rules he could. Despite his own preference for rigorous austerity, he settled on the Rule of Saint Benedict, "composed for beginners or the sick" as the guide most suited to his countrymen. Its imposition, with accompanying legislation issued at the reforming synods of Aachen early in the ninth century, made the Rule of Benedict as interpreted by the "second Benedict" the monastic norm in the west and the sole monastic rule for nearly three centuries.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 100
Vendor: Cistercian Publications
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0879073209
ISBN-13: 9780879073206
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Given the task of reviving monasticism and imposing uniformity throughout the Carolingian Empire, Witiza, a Visigothic lord became monk with the name Benedict, and read and compared all the existing monastic rules he could. Despite his own preference for rigorous austerity, he settled on the Rule of Saint Benedict, "composed for beginners or the sick" as the guide most suited to his countrymen. Its imposition, with accompanying legislation issued at the reforming synods of Aachen early in the ninth century, made the Rule of Benedict as interpreted by the "second Benedict" the monastic norm in the west and the sole monastic rule for nearly three centuries.

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