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|Title: A Benedictine Reader: 530-1530|
By: Hugh Feiss OSB, Ronald Pepin, Maureen M. O'Brien
Number of Pages: 608
Vendor: Cistercian Publications
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 1.25 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 13 ounces
Series: Cistercian Studies
Stock No: WW072759
Hugh Feiss, OSB, is a monk of the Monastery of the Ascension in Jerome, Idaho. He earned his licentiate in philosophy and his doctorate in theology at SantAnselmo and is managing editor of the series Victorine Texts in Translation (Brepols/New City Press). He published Essential Monastic Wisdom, a thematic anthology of Benedictine and Cistercian texts (HarperSan Francisco, 2000). For Cistercian Publications he has translated works of Peter of Celle and Achard of Saint Victor and collaborated on Saint Mary of Egypt: Three Medieval Lives in Verse and The Lives of Monastic Reformers,1 and 2.
Ronald E. Pepin, received his PhD from Fordham University. In addition to The Lives of Monastic Reformers, 1 and 2 (in collaboration with Hugh Feiss and Maureen OBrien), his published translations include The Vatican Mythographers (Fordham, 2008), Anselm & Becket (PIMS, 2009), and Sextus Amarcius: Satires (DOML: Harvard, 2011).
Maureen M. OBrien, is professor in the Department of History at Saint Cloud State University, where she teaches ancient and medieval European history. She edited Stephen of Murets Maxims and Bernard of Clairvauxs The Parables & The Sentences; she also collaborated with Hugh Feiss and Ronald Pepin on The Lives of Monastic Reformers, 1 and 2.
"Perfectae Caritatis invited religious to enter into their original sources and primitive inspirations. A Benedictine Reader achieves this by creating a fascinating world of medieval monastic doctrine. This anthology opens up for any interested person ancient sources that fashioned monastic aggiornamento through the centuries. With quite remarkable scholarship, the wealth of footnotes in this volume introduces contemporary authorities promoting this renewal. Together these ancient monastics and contemporary scholars form a valuable treasure for a rebirth in monastic wisdom and insight."
"A Benedictine Reader brings together in a single volume the Venerable Bede, John of Fécamp, Abelard, Hildegard of Bingen, and other well-known figures of Western medieval monasticism. Also included are lesser-known authors and works by anonymous voices. This virtual library of medieval Benedictine texts fills a gaping hole in monastic libraries and will be an excellent resource in monastic formation programs."
"Novice masters will find it to be a useful reference in their novitiate classes. The professed monks, oblates, indeed anyone who is interested in learning more about the monastic way as it has been handed down through the ages will find this Reader valuable and will be grateful for the scholarship and long labor that has gone into its production."
Cistercian Studies Quarterly
"Anyone interested in medieval monastic intellectual culture will find this book to be a springboard for jumping into further study or pursuance of the topics found in it. It may find a home in medieval monastic history courses, perhaps not as the basic reader but as one whose diverse authors and genres will be enriching."
American Benedictine Review
"A richly rewarding selection that will surely broaden and deepen any reader's knowledge and appreciation of the Benedictine tradition as it developed from the end of antiquity through the dawn of the modern era."
Catholic Books Review