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The Life of Jesus Christ

Part One, Volume 2, Chapters 41-92

Ludolph of Saxony; Translated by Milton T. Walsh

The Life of Jesus Christ
The Life of Jesus Christ

ISBN: 9780879072827, CS282H

Details: 856 pgs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2
Publication Date: 11/25/2019
Cistercian Publications

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The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony, fourteenth-century Carthusian, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ from the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of commentary from the fathers of the church and the great medieval spiritual writers and weaves them into a seamless exposition of the Gospel.

This is the full English translation of this classic work and, while it will be of great interest to students of Christian spirituality, it is intended for ordinary believers seeking to enter more deeply into the meaning of the life of Christ. Ludolph divided his work into two parts; the present volume contains the second half of Part One.

Milton T. Walsh holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. For many years, he taught theology at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He is the author of several books, including Second Friends: C. S. Lewis and Ronald Knox in Conversation, In Memory of Me: A Meditation on the Roman Canon, and Witness of the Saints: Patristic Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours.

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"The Life of Jesus Christ, Part One, volume 2, may have been written 700 years ago, yet it reads with as much relevance today as ever before. The reader will find Ludolph's purpose fulfilled as he or she is drawn into closer union with God."
Cistercian Studies Quarterly

“This is a book for those of us who value deep and sustained reflection which inevitably leads us into silent prayer and adoration, having on the way reminded us of all that is involved in our calling to be followers of Christ. I have rarely found such powerful words to ponder and savor. Even only a paragraph or two always leads me to silence and prayer.”
Gill Butterworth, CJN, Julian Meetings Magazine

"As a window into the fourteenth-century, a summary of earlier works on the gospels, and as an object of lectio divina, this is a fascinating set of books."
American Benedictine Review

"Milton Walsh has committed himself to a labor of love which is of great benefit to the scholarly world and also to the believing Christian."
The Downside Review