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Everybody has a rule of life, but it's a rare person who takes the time to spell her ethos out. St. Benedict's Rule, formulated in the sixth century, is among the most comprehensive and vital rules of life in the history of monasticism. Benedict was a tough guy--his standards of obedience, humility, and contemplation can sound awfully rigid to contemporary ears. But his rule has nurtured millions of lives not only in the cloisters, but in every city, suburb, and countryside where people strive to lead simpler lives. --Michael Joseph Gross
Here Vintage uses Benedict's treatise on the monastic life to launch its new "Spiritual Classics" series. Written roughly around A.D. 400, Benedict's Rule has been the handbook of the Benedictines, Cistercians, and many other monastic orders throughout the world. For all religion collections.
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Saint Benedict's 'The Rule of Saint Benedict' (Vintage Spiritual Classic edition) is 112 pages long and is divided into 73 mini-chapters, along with a preface, introduction,... Read morePublished on June 2 2011 by Rad Zdero
The use of the word 'interesting' seems to be inappropriate for this book. For me as a Catholic the life of monasticism is still full of secret. Read morePublished on March 1 2002 by Lai Chun Pin Patrick
This edition starts with a helpful introduction of Lectio Divina reading (read, meditate, rest in God, govern one's actions) by the editors. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2001 by Gary Sprandel
The rule of St. Benedict is an important historical document as it guided Western monasticism for close to 1500 years. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2000