Gilbert of Hoyland Paperback

Sermons on the Song of Songs

by Lawrence C. Braceland;

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Gilbert of Hoyland

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To encounter a person who makes holiness attractive is an enviable experience. Such a person was Gilbert of Hoyland, abbot of the cistercian monastery of Swineshead in Lincolnshire, a friend of Aelred of Rievaulx, and the continuator of the sermons on the Song of Songs begun by Bernard of Clairvaux. When the great saint of Clairvaux died in 1153, his sermon commentary had reached only the first four verses of chapter three of the Canticle. Gilbert took up the task, but left the commentary unfinished at his death. It was brought to completion by another english abbot, John of Forde. Those who know and admire Bernard's eloquence and contemplative insight will enjoy making the acquaintance of his successors. While conscious of continuing Bernard's work and remaining true to his spirit, they infused their sermons with their own personalities and shared their own rich experiences of God. As Lawrence C. Braceland says in his introduction to this first english translation of Gilbert's work, 'Gilbert is an experience. He has found the Beloved.'

Gilbert of Hoyland by Lawrence C. Braceland was published by Cistercian Publications Inc in November 1978. The ISBN for Gilbert of Hoyland is 9780879072995.

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Details for Gilbert of Hoyland

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCistercian Publications Inc (November 1978)
Number of Pages197
Thickness12 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4306897
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