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Sermons on the Final Verses of the Song of Songs, Vol. III

John of Ford; Translated by Sister Wendy Mary Beckett

Sermons on the Final Verses of the Song of Songs, Vol. III
Sermons on the Final Verses of the Song of Songs, Vol. III

ISBN: 9780879076436, CF043H

Details: 204 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 12/01/1982
Cistercian Publications
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John completed the sermon-meditations on the Song of Songs which had been begun by Bernard of Clairvaux and continued by Gilbert of Hoyland. In one-hundred twenty sermons, he brings the task to its conclusion, in the process demonstrating the persistence of the patristic-monastic exegetical tradition and the influence of the early thirteenth-century intellectual tradition.

Lawrence C. Braceland, (1912-1987) was professor of classics and dean at Ignatius College, Guelph (Canada), until in 1963 becoming professor of classics and dean of arts and sciences at St. Paul's College, the University of Manitoba. After his retirement in 1978, he devoted himself to Cistercian scholarship, publishing numerous articles and translating in four volumes all the works of the English Cistercian abbot Gilbert of Hoyland.

ISBN: 9780879076436, CF043H

Details: 204 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 12/01/1982
Cistercian Publications

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[John] emerges as a lively and original commentator, writing sensitively from a deep experience of the spiritual and monastic life. Carrying on where his great predecessors, including Saint Bernard, left off, John knows grace and its counterpart, humility, are central to all christian spirituality; he also has an exceptionally keen awareness of the church as a body whose members share in each other's treasures and rejoice in each other's blessings
Simon Tugwell OP, Cistercian Studies Quarterly