By Terrance G. Kardong
Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary is the 1st line-by-line exegesis of the full Rule of Benedict written initially in English. This complete statement - predominately a literary and historic feedback - relies on and encompasses a new translation and is followed by way of essays on Benedict's religious doctrine.
A monk who has striven to stay in line with the rule of thumb of Benedict for thirty-five years, Father Kardong relates it to fashionable monastic lifestyles whereas analyzing the assets (Cassian, Augustine, and Basil) Benedict used to set up his Rule. Overviews - summaries of notes, resource feedback, or structural feedback - stick to a few chapters, and a wide bibliography of the present scholarship and resource references also are included. Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary also contains the Latin textual content of the Regula Benedicti. This reference paintings is worthwhile to libraries and to those that are known as to interpret the rule of thumb. it is going to be opened repeatedly. Indexed.
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