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Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works (The Classics of Western Spirituality) Paperback – 1987
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The HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series is edited by Emilie Griffin and includes a number of writings from the Christian tradition. Some of the titles in the series follow: John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, John and Charles Wesley, William Law, and the subject of this review, Bernard of Clairvaux.
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was a Cistercian (Trappist) monk and founding abbot of Clairvaux Abbey in Burgundy. He was a very distinguished and influential leader during the course of his life and left a vast collection of writings that have significant impact upon the shaping of Western monasticism and Christian mystical traditions. It is said that his writings had a profound effect on the likes of Martin Luther and John Calvin. This volume in the HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series, bearing his name, is an accessible introduction to some of Bernard's foundational writings that shaped Western religious thought and culture.
This small book introduces the reader to four primary works of Bernard; they are On Conversion, On Loving God, Sermons on the Song of Songs, and Selections from His Letters.
It is hard for me to choose a favorite chapter as each of these writings has influenced me in uniquely specific ways at different points of my spiritual journey. If I were pressed to choose one writing however, I would On Loving God as it is a teaching that continues to circulate in my memory and affect my daily living more than some of the others.Read more ›
the series is in itself an amazing opportunity to go beyond a first contact with the author without being extremely hard to swallow
I find it useful although I usually regret the minimal attention to the biography and circumstances behind the theological and poetic production of an author
A nice chance to get in touch with Bernard's theology
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This book featured a wonderful, informative, and highly useful biography of Bernard of Clairvaux, one of the best I've come across. Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by C. J. Skamarakas
My copy is the hardback from Oxford in green and gold.
No quality problems! Solid with a sewn binding. Attractive printing on paper with some heft.
This book was very helpful. Bernard of Clairvaux was a man of great charcter and focus. This small selection of his works is a great example of his close and intimate walk with... Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by Kevin Neuenswander
A good introduction to the life and work of Bernard. While presenting him i a very favourable way the introduction tries to establish balance.Published on November 9, 2006 by E. Sutherland