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The Rule of Benedict (Penguin Classics)

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The single most important document on monastic life that helped to shape Western society

Composed in Italy around 530 AD but based on earlier compilations, The Rule of St Benedict has been the defining guide to daily prayer and work for Benedictine communities for fifteen centuries. The Rule also embodies the idea of a written constitution, authority limited by law and under the law, and the right of the ruled to review the legality of their superiors' actions-ideas at the heart of the West's most treasured civic institutions. This is a fundamental contribution to the tradition of simple living that continues to experience a renaissance.

About the Author

St Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543) founded twelve monasteries, the best known of which was his first at Monte Cassino in Italy. Benedict was canonized in 1220.

Carolinne White is an editor whose publications include a translation of Early Christian Lives<>/I>, published by Penguin Classics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449969
Author:
White, Carolinne
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Monasticism
Subject:
Christian Theology - History
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Philosophy General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.72x5.10x.40 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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