The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan ChittisterThe Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century

byJoan Chittister

Paperback | August 1, 2010

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This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar. In her new introduction to the Rule, the author boldly claims that Benedict's sixth-century text is the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing the human community—stewardship, conversion, communication, reflection, contemplation, humility, and equality. Tracing Benedict's original Rule paragraph by paragraph, it expands its principles into the larger context of spiritual living in a secular world and makes the seemingly archaic instructions relevant for a contemporary audience. A new foreword, updated content, an appendix, and a recommended calendar for reading the entries and commentaries make this an invaluable resource for solitary or communal contemplation.
Joan Chittister is the executive director of the company Benetvision, which serves as a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality; a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie; and a former past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She writes "F...
Title:The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.8 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:The Crossroad Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0824525949

ISBN - 13:9780824525941


Editorial Reviews

"By offering informed commentary that links St. Benedict's Rule with contemporary questions, Sr. Joan suceeds in her task of making 'an ancient document accessible to a modern reading public.'"  —New Oxford Review