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Description - The Rule of Benedict by Joan Chittister

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780824525941
ISBN-10: 0824525949
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 55mm x 136mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister is the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research centre for contemporary spirituality. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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