Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition: Essays in Honour of Benedicta Ward SLG [NOOK Book]

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Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition presents a chronological picture of the development of monastic thought and prayer from the early English Church (Bede, Adomnan) through to the 17th Century and William Law's religious community at King's Cliffe. Essays interactwith different facets of monastic life, assessing the development and contribution of figures such as Boniface, the Venerable Bede, Anselm of Canterbury and Bernard of Clairvaux. The varying modes and outputs of the monastic life of prayer are ...
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Overview

Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition presents a chronological picture of the development of monastic thought and prayer from the early English Church (Bede, Adomnan) through to the 17th Century and William Law's religious community at King's Cliffe. Essays interactwith different facets of monastic life, assessing the development and contribution of figures such as Boniface, the Venerable Bede, Anselm of Canterbury and Bernard of Clairvaux. The varying modes and outputs of the monastic life of prayer are considered, with focus on the use of different literary techniques in the creation of monastic documents, the interaction between monksand the laity, the creation of prayers and the purpose and structure of prayer in different contexts. The volume also discusses the nature of translation of classic monastic works, and the difficulties the translator faces. The highly distinguished contributors include; G.R. Evans, Sarah Foot, Henry Mayr-Harting, Brian McGuire, Henry Wansbrough and Rowan Williams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567120991
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 3/27/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Santha Bhattcharji is Senior Tutor at St Benet's Hall, and a member of the English Faculty, University of Oxford, UK.

Mr Dominic Mattos is a publisher and writer, and studied Theology at the University of Oxford, UK.

Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Canterbury. He was formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford and Archbishop of Wales.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Introduction - Santha Bhattacharji
1. Re-thinking the History of Monasticism East and West: A Modest tour d'horizon - Columba Stewart, O.S.B.
2. Not by Bread Alone: St Brendan meets Paul, the Irish Spiritual Hermit - Eamonn O'Carragain
3. Theology and the Paschal Controversy: Bede's Case Against the British Church - Rowan Williams
4. Bede's view of the place of the Eucharist in Anglo-Saxon Life: the evidence of the Histroia ecclesiasticus gentis Anglorum - Thomas O'Loughlin
5. Women, Prayer and Preaching in the Early English Church - Sarah Foot
6. What Was Supposed to be Going on in the Minds of Monks When they Prayed the Psalter in Carolingian times? - Henry Mayr-Harting
7. 'The brother who may wish to pray by himself': Sense of Self in Carolingian Prayers of Private Devotion - Renie Choy
8. St Boniface Monk and Missioner - Henry Wansbrough O.S.B.
9. Turning the World Upside-Down: St Peter Damian's Theology of the Spiritual Life - Gordon Mursell
10. John of Fécamp and Anselm of Bec: A New Language of Prayer - Brian McGuire
11. 'Minds Wandering' and 'Monastic stability' in the Early Monastic Letters of Anselm of Bec - G.R. Evans
12. Between Dialectic and the Sacred Scripture: Anselm of Canterbury and the Bible - Giles Gasper
13. Miracles and the Crusading Mind: Monastic Meditations on Jerusalem's Conquest - Jay Rubenstein
14. Reading Saints' Lives in the Light of John of Forde's Life of Wulfric of Haselbury - Pauline Matarasso
15. The Eye of Reason The Eye of Love: 'Divine Learning and Affective Prayer' in the thought of William of St Thierry - E Rozanne Elder
16. Concerning Academic Translation and the Latin of Conrad of Eberbach - Paul Savage
17. 'Desire for the Eternal Country': the Laity and the Wider World of Monastic Prayer in Medieval England - Brian Golding
18. Universities: Friend or Foe? - Alexander Murray
19. Late Medieval Mysticism: visionary writing as a mode of thought - Santha Bhattacharji
20. John Wesley and William Law: the founding of two contrasting religious communities in the Eighteenth Century - Ralph Waller
21. The Beloved: the Messianic Figure in the Song of Songs - Sister Edmée S.L.G.
22. Sr Benedicta Ward in a few words: Nun, Scholar, Teacher - Dominic Mattos

Select Bibliography of Works by Sr Benedicta Ward S.L.G. M.A. D. Phil
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