The Rule of Benedict
A Spirituality for the 21st CenturyBook - 2010
This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar. In her new introduction to the Rule, the author boldly claims that Benedict's sixth-century text is the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing the human community--stewardship, conversion, communication, reflection, contemplation, humility, and equality. Tracing Benedict's original Rule paragraph by paragraph, it expands its principles into the larger context of spiritual living in a secular world and makes the seemingly archaic instructions relevant for a contemporary audience. A new foreword, updated content, an appendix, and a recommended calendar for reading the entries and commentaries make this an invaluable resource for solitary or communal contemplation.
Publisher: New York : Crossroad, 
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: 255.106 B4343C 2010
Characteristics: xvii, 305 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs (some color) ; 21 cm