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The Rule of Saint Benedict

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Manufacturer: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Author(s): St. Benedict

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780375700170
Edition: Reprint
ISBN: 037570017X
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Vintage
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Vintage
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 112
Publication Date: 1998-03-24
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 1998-03-24
Studio: Vintage
Editorial Review:
Composed nearly fifteen hundred years ago by the father of Western monasticism, The Rule of St. Benedict has for centuries been the guide of religious communities. St. Benedict's rules of obedience, humility, and contemplation are not only prerequisites for formal religious societies, they also provide an invaluable model for anyone desiring to live more simply. While they presuppose a certain detachment from the world, they provide guidance and inspiration for anyone seeking peace and fulfillment in their home and work communities. As prepared by the Benedictine monk and priest Timothy Fry, this translation of The Rule of St. Benedict can be a life-transforming book. With a new Preface by Thomas Moore, author of The Care of the Soul.

"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land. The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--may we follow their directions home."
--Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Everybody has a rule of life, but it's a rare person who takes the time to spell her ethos out. St. Benedict's Rule, formulated in the sixth century, is among the most comprehensive and vital rules of life in the history of monasticism. Benedict was a tough guy--his standards of obedience, humility, and contemplation can sound awfully rigid to contemporary ears. But his rule has nurtured millions of lives not only in the cloisters, but in every city, suburb, and countryside where people strive to lead simpler lives. --Michael Joseph Gross
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