The Way of Simplicity: The Cistercian Tradition  -     By: Esther de Waal
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Cistercian / 2010 / Paperback

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In The Way of Simplicity Esther de Waal reveals the riches of the Cistercian (Trappist) tradition and its relevance for today's world. The book draws on twelfth-century writers such as Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx, but also on more contemporary Cistercians including Thomas Merton. Their writings revolve around matters concerning the true self, growth, integration, friendship, the love of God, and the life of prayer. Anyone wishing to explore Cistercian spirituality will find this book an illuminating and practical guide. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Cistercian
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0879070315
ISBN-13: 9780879070311
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Series: Monastic Wisdom

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In The Way of Simplicity Esther de Waal reveals the riches of the Cistercian (Trappist) tradition and its relevance for today's world.

The book draws not only on such twelfth-century writers as Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx, but also on Thomas Merton and many contemporary Cistercians.

These Cistercian men and women wrote on matters of perennial concern: the true self, growth, integration, friendship, the love of God, and above al the life of prayer.

Anyone wishing to explore Cistercian spirituality will find this book an illuminating and practical guide.

Esther de Waal is one of today's most celebrated spiritual writers. Seeking God, her classic book on the relevance of the Rule of Saint Benedict, has opened up the riches of the monastic tradition to readers throughout the world for almost twenty-five years. Greatly in demand as a speaker and retreat leader, she lives in Herefordshire, UK.

Author Bio

Esther de Waal is one of today's most celebrated spiritual writers. Seeking God, her classic book on the relevance of the Rule of Saint Benedict, has opened up the riches of the monastic tradition to readers throughout the world for almost twenty-five years. Greatly in demand as a speaker and retreat leader, she lives in Herefordshire, UK.

Editorial Reviews

Esther de Waal has gifted us with new and fresh insights into Benedictine spirituality from the Cistercian perspective. She gently and prayerfully explores the Cistercian charism by weaving the strands of her study and reading of the twelfth-century Cistercian mystics with her prayerful reflection on Benedictine values.
The American Benedictine Review

This is an engaging amalgam of architecture, history, biography, and monastic theology, capped with a charming anthology from Cistercian authors, ancient and modern.
Irish Theological Quarterly

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