On Baptism and the Office of Bishops

On Baptism and the Office of Bishops

Bernard of Clairvaux; Translated by Pauline Matarasso; Introductions by Martha G. Newman and Emero Stiegman

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ISBN: 9780879075675, CF067P
Details: 184 pgs
Publication Date: 06/01/2005

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Two lengthy letters from the abbot of Clairvaux illuminate the transition in theological method in the mid twelfth-century. In his letter to the bishop of Sens on the responsibilities of his office, Bernard articulates his monastic conviction that authority in the Church must be accompanied by contemplative virtues, especially a deeply ingrained humility.

. . . gives us a taste of a devout and learned soul who reflected deeply upon the mysteries of faith and did so as a 'loving listener.'
Cistercian Studies Quarterly

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