Twelve Patriarchs Paperback

by Richard of St.Victor;

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Twelve Patriarchs

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One of the great mystics of the Christian Tradition, Richard is the link between the early tradition of Pseudo-Dionysius and the great mystical awakening in Medieval Europe. For his genius in bringing together both the Latin and Greek Traditions all contemplatives owe him a great debt. Born in twelfth century Scotland, he joined the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris where he became Superior and Prior.

The Twelve Patriarchs (or Benjamin Minor) is his preparation of the soul for contemplation. The framework is a scriptural allegory based on the story of Jacob. Richard uses the meaning of the names and the elements of the story to illustrate a unified view of the person and the relationship between contemplation and action. His Mystical Ark ( or Benjamin Major) completes this study.

In his Book Three of the Trinity we see Richard's doctrinal basis for the spiritual conclusions of his earlier work. Richard can teach us about the discipline and the dangers of the mystical quest. He can enlighten us concerning the relevance of symbols and symbolic structures as modes of communication.

Jean Chatillon, of the University of Paris, who wrote the preface, is the world's Victorine scholar.

Twelve Patriarchs by Richard of St.Victor was published by Paulist Press International,U.S. in December 1979 and is our 48626th best seller. The ISBN for Twelve Patriarchs is 9780809121229.

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Details for Twelve Patriarchs

Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPaulist Press International,U.S. (December 1979)
Number of Pages425
Thickness30 mm
Height230 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code1194790
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