Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary is the first line-by-line exegesis of the entire Rule of Benedict written originally in English. This full commentary - predominately a literary and historical criticism - is based on and includes a new translation and is accompanied by essays on Benedict's spiritual doctrine. A monk who has striven to live according to the Rule of Benedict for thirty-five years, Father Kardong relates it to modern monastic life while examining the sources (Cassian, Augustine, and Basil) Benedict used to establish his Rule. Overviews - summaries of notes, source criticism, or structural criticism - follow some chapters, and a large bibliography of the current scholarship and source references are also included. Benedict's Rule: A Translation and Commentary also includes the Latin text of the Regula Benedicti. This reference work is invaluable to libraries and to those who are called to interpret the Rule. It will be opened again and again. Indexed.
Fifteen centuries ago, a monk named Benedict founded a monastic system that continues to thrive. In his work, The Rule, he presented many lessons in leadership, innovation, organization and ethics. It also offered the first complete management system of the Western world. In The Benedictine Rule of Leadership, business professors Craig and Oliver Galbraith offer Benedict's principles in a new way that can help today's managers and organizations succeed in the 21st century
Papers presented at the Institute on the Origins and Contemporary Expressions of Monastic Spirituality sponsored by St. John’s Abbey and School of Theology, Collegeville, Minn., and the Convent of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn., and held at St. John’s from June 22 to July 4, 1980.
Includes "The Character of Benedictine Education" by Jeremy S. Hall
A warmhearted, humorous guide to enriching our lives with the wisdom of St. Benedict. Each chapter is shaped around a Benedictine principle: prayer, rest, community, and work, and reveals the brilliant and infinitely practical ways that Benedictine spirituality can shape our lives today.
Esther de Waal in simple and practical terms, writing on how the Rule of St. Benedict has shaped her life, takes the reader chapter by chapter through the Rule. She details how profoundly biblical it is and how this text, which has formed the way of life of Benedictines and other monastics since the sixth century, also serves as guide for lay people of all denominations.
From Harper's Leader's Guide series, one of their most popular and thought-provoking books on spirituality and faith development. This guide offers clear, step-by-step instructions for adult-enrichment sessions, an overview of the book, helpful background on the topic, opening and closing worship activities, discussion questions and journaling exercises. The author, Sr. Joan Chittister, is a member and former prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and currently the executive director of the Alliance for International Monasticism.