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The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century (Spiritual Legacy Series)

by Joan Chittister

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century (Spiritual Legacy Series)
Publication date: 2010-08-01
Number of pages: 192
ISBN: 9780824525941
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.
Joan Chittister

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