Rule of St Benedict

ISBN-10: 0140449965
ISBN-13: 9780140449969
Edition: 2008
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Description: The single most important document on monastic life that helped to shape Western society Composed in Italy around 530 AD but based on earlier compilations, The Rule of St Benedicthas been the defining guide to daily prayer and work for Benedictine  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

The single most important document on monastic life that helped to shape Western society Composed in Italy around 530 AD but based on earlier compilations, The Rule of St Benedicthas been the defining guide to daily prayer and work for Benedictine communities for fifteen centuries. The Rulealso embodies the idea of a written constitution, authority limited by law and under the law, and the right of the ruled to review the legality of their superiors actionsideas at the heart of the Wests most treasured civic institutions. This is a fundamental contribution to the tradition of simple living that continues to experience a renaissance.

Carolinne White is Research Fellow in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford and Assistant Editor of the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources.

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Daily Services (Liturgy of the Hours) in Benedict's Monasteries
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