Free standard shipping on all orders over $55 now through December 7. ORDER TODAY!

live chat
Liturgical Press
Catholic Social Teaching Faith and Justice Ecology Ethics Eucharistic Revival Parish Ministries Liturgical Ministries Preaching and Presiding Parish Leadership Seasonal Resources Worship Resources Sacramental Preparation Ritual Books Music Liturgical Theology The Liturgy of the Church Liturgy and Sacraments Liturgy in History Biblical Spirituality Old Testament Scholarship New Testament Scholarship Wisdom Commentary Little Rock Scripture Study The Saint John's Bible Ecclesiology and Ecumenism Vatican II at 60 Church and Culture Sacramental Theology Systematic Theology Theology in History Aesthetics and the Arts Prayer Liturgy of the Hours Spirituality Biography/Hagiography Daily Reflections Spiritual Direction/Counseling Benedictine Spirituality Cistercian Rule of Saint Benedict and Other Rules Lectio Divina Monastic Studies Oblates Monasticism in History Thomas Merton Religious Life/Discipleship Give Us This Day Worship The Bible Today Cistercian Studies Quarterly Loose-Leaf Lectionary Bulletins PrayTell Blog
Liturgical Press

Bernard of Clairvaux

Theologian of the Cross

Anthony N.S. Lane

Bernard of Clairvaux SEE INSIDE
Bernard of Clairvaux
SEE INSIDE

eISBN: 9780879077464, CS248E

Details: 240 pgs,
Publication Date: 10/01/2012
Cistercian Publications
eBook
$23.99
Paperback
$29.95
Quantity    
Add to Cart
In Stock

This book offers a complete study of the doctrine of the cross in the writings of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Until now, this theologically rich topic has not received the attention it calls for. Anthony Lane analyzes and expounds the doctrine of the cross based on the nearly seven hundred references to the cross in Bernard's writings. Among the important topics the author explores are:

  • Bernard's letter against Abelard, a work of central significance for this topic
  • the "usward" aspect of Christ's work, its subjective influence on us, and the "Godward" aspect, the way in which the cross puts us right with God
  • objections to this teaching posed by Abelard and others
  • ways in which Bernard applies his doctrine of the cross
  • a concluding assessment of Bernard's teaching on the topic


Anthony N. S. Lane is professor of historical theology and director of research at the London School of Theology. He is the author of A Concise History of Christian Thought (2006) and Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue (2002).

eISBN: 9780879077464, CS248E

Details: 240 pgs,
Publication Date: 10/01/2012
Cistercian Publications

Reviews

"In this well-researched study, Professor Anthony N. S. Lane rescues St. Bernard of Clairvaux from affectionate obscurity and presents him as a major theologian of atonement. He also connects Bernard's theology with his spirituality and shows why this medieval saint is so important for all who ponder the mystery of the Cross. Outstanding in every way!"
Timothy George, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, General editor, The Reformation Commentary on Scripture

"Anthony Lane is able to make even the most difficult theological topics understandable. He is a master of Bernard's writings. This masterful study does justice to the subtlety and poetry of Bernard's thinking and to the great controversy between Bernard and Abelard over the doctrine of the Redemption."
Brian McGuire, Roskilde University, Denmark