A Critical Study of the Rule of Benedict -- Volume 1: Overview

A Critical Study of the Rule of Benedict -- Volume 1: Overview


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The work of Dom Adalbert de Vogüé, O.S.B. (1924-2011) serves as the basis of all serious study of the Rule of Benedict. In the first volume of this edition, Vogüé uses literary criticism to show how the Rule of Benedict developed. He establishes the dependence of the Rule of Benedict on the Rule of the Master.

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ISBN-13: 9781565484801
Publisher: New City Press NY
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Theology and Faith
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Adalbert de Vogüé was born in 1924 and became a monk of Pierre-qui-Vire in 1944. He taught patristics and early monasticism at Sant'Anselmo in Rome. From 1974-2011 he lived as a hermit near his monastery. His six-volume work on the Rule of St. Benedict is considered to be the definitive work on the Rule. He was regarded as the authority on the Rule of Benedict and the Rules of western monasticism. In recent years he published twelve volumes on the history of western monasticism.

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Terrence G. Kardong

It is one of the anomalies of modern monastic studies that the great commentary of Adalbert De Vogüé has never been translated into English (or any other language). Of course, the reason is that this is a monumental task. But it is one that Sr. Colleen McGrane has accomplished with real distinction.
—Fr. Terrence G. Kardong O.S.B. (Editor, American Benedictine Review)

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