Way in the Wilderness: A Commentary on the Rule of Benedict For The Physically And Spiritually Imprisoned

Way in the Wilderness: A Commentary on the Rule of Benedict For The Physically And Spiritually Imprisoned

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Way in the Wilderness: A Commentary on the Rule of Benedict For The Physically And Spiritually Imprisoned by James Bishop

This is an entirely fresh and original interpretation of the Rule of St Benedict for people today. James Bishop was imprisoned for serious offences. While there he discovered the Rule and absorbed it into his own life. The circumstances gave him a very particular understanding of it.

This is a chapter-by-chapter commentary. The author has Written it not just with prisoners in mind but for all those who feel imprisoned, emotionally, physically or in any other way. The author has found the Rule to be a source of balance and freedom and a guide to being truly human which will never leave him.

In his Foreword, Laurence Freeman writes: 'Because St Benedict's Rule is so sensitive to exceptions, it might be said that it is the exceptions to the Rule that prove its value. What James found in the community of the Rule was what is essential to it- moderation, gentleness, honesty, regular prayer, unceasing mindfulness of God's presence and our vocation to holiness.'

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ISBN-13: 9781441151155
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/10/2012
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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