Bernard of Clairvaux

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byG. R. Evans

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In this book the renowned medievalist G.R. Evans provides a concise introduction to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), a figure of towering importance on the twelfth-century monastic and theological scene. After a brief overview of Bernard's life, Evans focuses on a few major themes in hiswork, including his theology of spirituality and his theology of the political life of the Church. The only available introduction to Bernard's life and thought, this latest addition to the Great Medieval Thinkers series will appeal to a wide audience of students and scholars of history andtheology.

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In this book the renowned medievalist G.R. Evans provides a concise introduction to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), a figure of towering importance on the twelfth-century monastic and theological scene. After a brief overview of Bernard's life, Evans focuses on a few major themes in hiswork, including his theology of spirituality...

Gillian R. Evans is at Cambridge University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.71 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195125266

ISBN - 13:9780195125269

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Vita Bernardi2. Monastic Theology3. Academic Theology4. Exegesis and Theology5. Positive Theology6. Negative Theology7. Moral Theology, Law, and Justice8. Political TheologyConclusionBibliographical Note

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"Her Portrait of Bernard's union of monastic spirituality and the complexities of twelfth-century Christian life distills years of study into an easily understood, readily available introduction to a figure whose relevance to the development of postmodern Christianity will certainly increasethereby."--Anglican Theological Review