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Many Mansions

An Introduction to the Development and Diversity of Medieval Theology

David N. Bell; Illustrations selected and commented on by Terryl N. Kinder

An overview of how religious thinking developed in the thousand years between the end of the Roman Empire and the Reformation, Many Mansions goes beyond other textbooks by looking at developments in both the Latin West and the Greek East. In addition to providing an introduction for readers with no background in theology or history, Bell points out the reasons behind the growing divergence between the two great halves of Christendom.

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The Spiritual Teachings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Spiritual Teachings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

John R. Sommerfeldt

A thematic and carefully documented introduction to the theology of Saint Bernard and to pastoral application. Readers will gain insights not only into Bernard's influence within twelfth-century monasteries and the church at large, but also into his continuing importance to the spiritual journey today.

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Eros And Allegory

Medieval Exegesis of the Song of Songs

Denys Turner

For centuries male celibates have described, expressed, and celebrated their love of God in the language of sex, most prolifically and characteristically in a thousand years' commentarial tradition on the Song of Songs. After analysing the tradition, its logic and its imagery, Turner provides translations of commentaries by Gregory the Great, Alcuin of York, Hugh of Saint Victor, William of Saint-Thierry, Alan of Lille, Thomas of Perseigne, Thomas Gallus, Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Nicholas of Lyra, Denys the Carthusian, and John of the Cross.

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Sermons for Lent and the Easter Season

Sermons for Lent and the Easter Season

Bernard of Clairvaux; Edited by John Leinenweber and Mark Scott, OCSO; Foreword by Wim Verbaal

This volume contains Saint Bernard's sermons for the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. Included are sermons for the Purification, Septuagesima, the feast of Saint Benedict, and the feast of the Annunciation, all of which are interpreted by Bernard in light of the paschal mystery. In the sermons for Lent, especially, one gets to know a more hesitant and searching Bernard than appears in his other liturgical sermons. This volume is the third of a projected five volumes of Bernard's liturgical sermons. For information on the full index for this volume and all of Bernard's seasonal sermons, please see index page

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A Cloud of Witnesses

An Introduction to the Development of Christian Doctrine to AD 500

David N. BellIncludes photos and illustrations

First published in 1989, A Cloud of Witnesses has been completely rewritten to incorporate a multitude of minor amendments and a considerable amount of additional information. Like the first edition, it is intended as an introduction to the formative first five hundred years of the Christian theological tradition. In these pages the opinions and personalities of the Fathers of the Church that emerge are presented against the intellectual, social, and political world of their times, but since the book is only an introduction, the author presents the development of Christian doctrine in a rather more logical and cohesive manner than was the case in reality.David N. Bell is University Research Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The memorial University of Newfoundland. A graduate of the Universities of Leeds and Oxford, he has written on diverse subjects from the desert monastic tradition to the libraries of the medieval and seventeenth-century abbeys, taught courses in Asian as well as European religious traditions, and has translated works from Coptic, Greek, and Latin.

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The Mystical Theology of St. Bernard

étienne Gilson; Preface by Jean Leclercq OSB

This classic study placed the saint squarely among the outstanding theologians of the Middle Ages, and stripped away the sentimentality in which popular piety had wrapped him. Gilson demonstrates in Bernard's works his blend of monastic tradition and the new learning of the early twelfth century.

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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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The Sun at Midnight

Monastic Experience of th Christian Mystery

Bernardo Olivera

The Sun at Midnight offers a splendid, easily accessible summary of mystical theology in the Cistercian school. Bernardo Olivera, a master of both the theology and the practice of the spiritual life, analyzes this tradition first in its rich human, biblical, and doctrinal connotations, and then according to its most typical expressions as they are lived among Cistercian mystics, with reference also to other Christian men and women. Olivera explores the rich testimony of the monks of the twelfth century as well as the lesser-known nuns and holy women of the thirteenth century. Throughout the book, we discover Olivera's fundamental thesis: Personal mystical experience is not only the key to an adequate renewal of monastic life today but also—and above all&mdashthe foundation, the originating point, of any and all religion or religious tradition. Mystical experience is, in particular, the origin of Christianity and its rich spiritual tradition. Bernardo Olivera, OCSO, is abbot of Nuestra Se�ora de los -ngeles in Azul, Argentina. He served as Abbot General of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance from 1990 to 2008. Dom Bernardo is author of How Far to Follow? The Martyrs of Atlas (Cistercian Publications), as well as many books published in South America.

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