Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition Hardback

Essays in Honour of Benedicta Ward SLG

by Bhattacharji, Santha;

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Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition

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Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition presents a chronological picture of the development of monastic thought and prayer from the early English Church (Bede, Adomnan) through to the 17th Century and William Law's religious community at King's Cliffe. Essays interactwith different facets of monastic life, assessing the development and contribution of figures such as Boniface, the Venerable Bede, Anselm of Canterbury and Bernard of Clairvaux. The varying modes and outputs of the monastic life of prayer are considered, with focus on the use of different literary techniques in the creation of monastic documents, the interaction between monksand the laity, the creation of prayers and the purpose and structure of prayer in different contexts. The volume also discusses the nature of translation of classic monastic works, and the difficulties the translator faces. The highly distinguished contributors include; G.R. Evans, Sarah Foot, Henry Mayr-Harting, Brian McGuire, Henry Wansbrough and Rowan Williams.

Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2014. The ISBN for Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition is 9780567082954.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2014)
Number of Pages368
Thickness36 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4242297
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