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The Rule of Saint Benedict (edition 1998)

by St. Benedict, Thomas Moore (Foreword), Timothy Fry (Editor)

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Title:The Rule of Saint Benedict
Authors:St. Benedict
Other authors:Thomas Moore (Foreword), Timothy Fry (Editor)
Info:Vintage (1998), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 112 pages
Collections:Christianity, Libris Gnostica, Your library
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Tags:Christian, living, monasticism

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I gave it 3 stars to balance my two different opinions of this book. It's excellent as a reflection of that time in history and (to a lesser extent) of contemporary monastic culture. As a read in general, though, it was hard to get into and through. Admittedly not my normal fair, so take my review in that vein. ( )
  Jessica_Olin | Apr 1, 2013 |
I don't know how much difference there is between the various translations of St Benedict's Rule. This one (the cheapest available for Kindle) was very clear and easy to understand and I've found the 'divisions for daily reading' just the right size for a morsel to take with my morning coffee. ( )
  notjustlaura | Oct 4, 2011 |
Good for any hermit and religious, for anyone, truly! Helps in the spiritual life plus gives assistance not only in living a rule but in developing a rule, such as an eremitic rule for one's own life.
  catholichermit | Feb 11, 2009 |
Concise ( )
  Harrod | Dec 5, 2008 |
Wore out but wonderful still ( )
  Harrod | Dec 5, 2008 |
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Saint Benedictprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fry, TimothyEditormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Del Mastro,M. L.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunink, VincentTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mastro, M. L. delTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCann, JustinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meisel, Anthony C.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steidle, BasiliusTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For fifteen centuries Benedictine monasticism has been governed by a Rule that is at once strong enough to instill order and yet flexible enough to have relevance fifteen hundred years later. Unabridged Edition

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"The Rule of Saint Benedict (Regula Benedicti) is a book of precepts written by St. Benedict of Nursia for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot. Since about the 7th century it has also been adopted by communities of women. During the 1500 years of its existence, it has become the leading guide in Western Christianity for monastic living in community for many Catholic Orders, and in Orthodoxy (since The Great Schism), and the Anglican Church (since the time of the Reformation). The spirit of St Benedict's Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation: pax ("peace") and the traditional ora et labora ("pray and work"). Compared to other precepts, the Rule provides a moderate path between individual zeal and formulaic institutionalism; because of this middle ground it has been widely popular. Benedict's concerns were the needs of monks in a community environment: namely, to establish due order, to foster an understanding of the relational nature of human beings, and to provide a spiritual father to support and strengthen the individual's ascetic effort and the spiritual growth that is required for the fulfillment of the human vocation, theosis" -- www.wikipedia.com… (more)

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