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On Grace and Free Choice

Bernard of Clairvaux; Introduction by Bernard McGinn; Translation by Daniel O'Donovan OCSO

Bernard ponders a question dear to early Scholasticism and the Reformation: How far can the fallen human person cooperate in salvation?

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Sermons on the Song of SongsVolume 1

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Kilian Walsh OCSO and Irene Edmonds

These eighty-six sermons are among the most famous and most beautiful examples of medieval scriptural exegesis. In them the modern reader can catch a glimpse of the genius an entire generation found irresistible. Volumes available singly or as a set.

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In Praise of the New Knighthood

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Conrad Greenia, OCSO; Introduction by Malcolm Barber

The monk and the knight—the two quintessentially medieval European heroes—were combined in the Knights Templar, men who took the monastic vows and defended the holy places and pilgrims. With characteristic eloquence, Bernard of Clairvaux voices the cleric's view of the knights, warfare, and the conquest of the Holy Land in five chapters on the knight's vocation. Then, in another eight chapters the abbot who never visited the Holy Land provides a spiritual tour of the pilgrimage sites guarded by this 'new kind of knighthood.'

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Bernard of Clairvaux

Theologian of the Cross

Anthony N.S. Lane

This book offers a complete study of the doctrine of the cross in the writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Until now, this theologically rich topic has not received the attention it calls for. Anthony Lane analyzes and expounds the doctrine of the cross based on the nearly seven hundred references to the cross in Bernard's writings. Among the important topics the author explores are:Bernard's letter against Abelard, a work of central significance for this topicthe "usward" aspect of Christ's work, its subjective influence on us, and the "Godward" aspect, the way in which the cross puts us right with Godobjections to this teaching posed by Abelard and othersways in which Bernard applies his doctrine of the crossa concluding assessment of Bernard's teaching on the topicAnthony N. S. Lane is professor of historical theology and director of research at the London School of Theology. He is the author of A Concise History of Christian Thought (2006) and Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue (2002).

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Bernard of Clairvaux

Theologian of the Cross

Anthony N.S. Lane

This book offers a complete study of the doctrine of the cross in the writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Until now, this theologically rich topic has not received the attention it calls for. Anthony Lane analyzes and expounds the doctrine of the cross based on the nearly seven hundred references to the cross in Bernard's writings. Among the important topics the author explores are: Bernard's letter against Abelard, a work of central significance for this topic the "usward" aspect of Christ's work, its subjective influence on us, and the "Godward" aspect, the way in which the cross puts us right with God objections to this teaching posed by Abelard and others ways in which Bernard applies his doctrine of the cross a concluding assessment of Bernard's teaching on the topic Anthony N. S. Lane is professor of historical theology and director of research at the London School of Theology. He is the author of A Concise History of Christian Thought (2006) and Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue (2002).

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Sermons for Advent and the Christmas Season

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene Edmonds, Wendy Beckett, and Conrad Greenia; Edited by E. Rozanne Elder

The twelfth-century abbot and contemplative known to history as `The Mellifluous TeacherG�� wrote sermons for the entire Christmas liturgical cycleG��from the first Sunday of Advent (four weeks before Christmas) to the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (25 January). As he reflects on the wonder of the Incarnation, he reminds Christians still today that Christmas celebrates the awesome condescension of God-with-us, not a commercial carnival. For information on the full index for this volume and all of Bernard's seasonal sermons, please see index page

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Sermons for the Autumn Season

Sermons for the Autumn Season

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene Edmonds, Edited by Mark Scott, OCSO, Introduction by Wim Verbaal

On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: "What sanctity can these stones have that we should celebrate their festival? They do indeed have sanctity, but it is because of your bodies. . . .Your bodies are holy because of your souls, and this house is holy because of your bodies."The thirty-eight sermons in this volumecarry forth this theme, revealing the holiness of the monastic life as monks alternate through the rhythm of the day and the year between the opus Dei and manual labor, journeying faithfully through life to death and the transitus to glory.The twelfth-century Ecclesiastica Officia of the Cistercian Order required abbots to speak formally to their communities in chapter on seventeen fixed days, mostly liturgical feasts. This volume witnesses to Bernard's fulfillment of this requirement and includes sermons for the Assumption and Nativity of the Virgin and the Feast of All Saints, sermons devoted to the feasts of particular saints celebrated during the autumn months, sermons for the time of harvest, andfuneral sermons that look forward to the eternal joy in the communion of saints.For information on the full index for this volume and all of Bernard's seasonal sermons, please see index page

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Sermons on the Song of SongsVolume 2

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Kilian Walsh OCSO and Irene Edmonds

These eighty-six sermons are among the most famous and most beautiful examples of medieval scriptural exegesis. In them the modern reader can catch a glimpse of the genius an entire generation found irresistible. Volumes available singly or as a set.

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The Steps of Humility and Pride

Bernard of Clairvaux; Introduction by M. Basil Pennington OCSO

The son of burgundian nobility, Bernard admitted after years of struggle that humility remained for him the most elusive of the virtues. Yet the uncompromising vehemence of his love for God made him strive for what monastic tradition taught is indispensable to anyone hoping to share God's perfect love.

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Sermons for the Summer Season

Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Beverly Kienzle with James Jarzembowski

The always eloquent Bernard preaches on the joys and spiritual opportunities of summertime festivals: Rogationtide, Ascension Day, the Pentecost season, and the feasts of Saint John the Baptist and SS Peter and Paul. From a world still in touch with the seasons of nature and a lifestyle integrating prayer and physical work, he speaks to moderns with insight and calm sanity. For information on the full index for this volume and all of Bernard's seasonal sermons, please see index page

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Love Without Measure

Extracts from the Writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux; Introduced and arranged by Paul Diemer OCSO

Daily readings for reflection and meditation. An excellent introduction to the spirituality of this major twelfth-century saint whom Martin Luther considered 'greater than all the Fathers when he preached'.

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The Parables and the Sentences

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Michael Casey OCSO & Francis R. Swietek; Introduction by Michael Casey and John R. Sommerfeldt

For over forty years Bernard of Clairvaux composed works of theology and spiritual reflection. He became the counselor of kings, nobles, popes, and scholars. He advocated a strong, reformed papacy and was the spiritual leader of the early twelfth-century european Church. Often overlooked, these short works by Bernard may well give readers their truest insight into the saint's sermons as his monks heard them. The Parables explore the spiritual meaning of Scripture directly and dramatically. The Sentences likely represent his sermon style before he polished his work for publication. Michael Casey, an Australian Cistercian, has published extensively on the theology of Bernard and on monastic spirituality. His work includes Athirst for God: Desire in Bernard of Clairvaux's Sermons on the Song of Songs. Francis R. Swietek is a medievalist at the University of Dallas. He and John Sommerfeldt co-edited Studiosorum Speculum: Studies in Honor of Louis J. Lekai, O. Cist (Cistercian Publications, 1993).

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Five Books on Consideration: Advice to a Pope

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by John Anderson and Elizabeth T. Kennan

Always a vigorous champion of papal reforms, Bernard of Clairvaux toward the end of his life saw one of his own monks raised to the papal throne as Eugene III. While acting as the new Pope's political and spiritual counsellor, the Great Cistercian abbot was tireless in advancing Eugene's policies and in defending his authority and prestige. Both as a monk and as a strategist, Bernard realized that political astuteness needs the complement of sober and honest reflection. In Five Books on Consideration he defines 'consideration' for the Pope by examining the practical and the theological demands of the papal office.

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Sermons for Advent and the Christmas Season

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Irene Edmonds, Wendy Beckett, and Conrad Greenia; Edited by E. Rozanne Elder

The twelfth-century abbot and contemplative known to history as 'The Mellifluous Teacher' wrote sermons for the entire Christmas liturgical cycleG��from the first Sunday of Advent (four weeks before Christmas) to the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (25 January). As he reflects on the wonder of the Incarnation, he reminds Christians still today that Christmas celebrates the awesome condescension of God-with-us, not a commercial carnival.For information on the full index for this volume and all of Bernard's seasonal sermons, please see index page

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The Difficult Saint

Bernard of Clairvaux and His Tradition

Brian P. McGuire

Controversial in his own day, Bernard still today excites both admiration and dislike. McGuire looks at various facets of Bernard's personality, and at the enduring legacy that has followed him for over eight centuries.

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