The Rule of St. Benedict
The Rule of St. Benedict   -     By: Anthony C. Meisel, M.L. del Mastro
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The Rule of St. Benedict

Random House / 1975 / Paperback

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Since the 6th century, this has been one of the most influential documents of Western thought and civilization. Full of plain wisdom, the words of St. Benedict are a guide for work, prayer, study, and community life.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1975
Dimensions: 7 X 4.18 (inches)
ISBN: 0385009488
ISBN-13: 9780385009485

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From the time it was first promulgated in the sixth century, "The Rule of St. Benedict "has been one of the most influential, enduring documents of Western civilization. Composed for the guidance of his own monks at Monte Cassino, St. Benedict's "Rule" has become the basis for the rules of practically every Christian monastic community in the West. In it are the guidelines for living the spiritual life -- through work, prayer, study, obedience, community, and moderate asceticism.
This acclaimed edition of "The Rule of St. Benedict" is a highly accessible modern translation that conveys the spirit and logic of the original text. It contains an invaluable in-depth Introduction that explores the development and spread of Christian monasticism; a biographical sketch of St. Benedict; a discussion of the structure and implementation of his "Rule"; its value and impact on religious orders from the Middle Ages down through history; its tremendous influence on Western culture and civilization; and, finally, various texts of the "Rule."

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Anthony C. Meisel is the author of The Rule of Saint Benedict. 

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