A Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux (Brill's Companions to by Edited by Brian Patrick McGuire

By Edited by Brian Patrick McGuire

Bernard of Clairvaux is likely to be the main arguable determine of Western Europe's vivid 12th century. not like Abelard, who's visible as a proponent of recent considering, Bernard is usually relegated to the darkest nook of the center a long time. not anything is straightforward with Bernard, yet those clean reviews of him and their reports of contemporary scholarship let the reader to make a extra balanced overview of the fellow, his writings, and his influence on his interval. Bernard emerges as a multifaceted determine who sought to reform monasticism and ended up changing into a saint with an attract almost all sessions in medieval society. Bernard lives on this day with the lay and monastic students who proceed to discover new layers of which means in his writings. participants comprise Christopher Holdsworth, Michael Casey, James France, Diane Reilly, John Sommerfeldt, Mette B. Bruun, Burcht Pranger, Chrysogonus Waddell, E. Rozanne Elder, and Brian Patrick McGuire.

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33. 35. 35, Cawley p. 35. 77 I follow Christopher Holdsworth, “The Early Writings of Bernard of Clairvaux” (note 67 above), p. 58. com) give 1118, but Archdale A. King in his still useful Cîteaux and her Elder Daughters (London, 1954) gives 1119. 78 Holdsworth, “The Early Writings of Bernard of Clairvaux” (note 67 above), pp. 36–39. Sermones in laudibus Virginis Mariae, SBO 3, pp. 13–58. ” Introduction to On the Song of Songs, vol. 2, trans. Kilian Walsh (Kalamazoo, 1976), pp. vii–xxx. 17) and as if the Sun of righteousness were shining close to earth (Mal.

73 See Beryl Smalley’s review of Jean Leclercq’s Bernard, note 25 above. ”74 But Bernard did not express such a wish, while he indicated displeasure with the regime imposed on him and especially the “irrational beast” who looked after him. Once again William was sensitive to Bernard’s diet and his stomach, but he blamed his friend’s problems on his caretaker and not on Bernard. The man is accused to serving him raw blood instead of butter and to have let him drink oil instead of water. 75 His description of coming to Clairvaux has become a classic characterization of 12th-century monastic life, for William quite consciously compared “the impenetrable woods .

Etudes d’histoire médiévale offertes à Marcel Pacaut, ed. P. -T. -M. Poisson, M. Rubellin (Lyon, 1994), pp. 229–241. See also Gastaldelli, “I primi venti anni di San Bernardo. Problemi e 22 brian patrick mcguire who has recently completed a biography of Bernard has kept to 1090,19 and I think the best we can do is to give both years as possibilities. It is, of course, a reflection of our own modern concerns to get the date of birth right, while in the Middle Ages what mattered was the date of a saint’s death, his or her birthday in heaven.

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