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Bernard of Clairvaux could be the main arguable determine of Western Europe's bright 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 while. not anything is straightforward with Bernard, yet those clean reviews of him and their studies of contemporary scholarship permit the reader to make a extra balanced review of the fellow, his writings, and his effect on his interval. Bernard emerges as a multifaceted determine who sought to reform monasticism and ended up changing into a saint with an entice nearly all sessions in medieval society. Bernard lives on this day with the lay and monastic students who proceed to discover new layers of that means in his writings.
Contributors comprise Christopher Holdsworth, Michael Casey, James France, Diane Reilly, John Sommerfeldt, Mette B. Bruun, Burcht Pranger, Chrysogonus Waddell, E. Rozanne Elder, and Brian Patrick McGui.

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88 SBO 3, pp. 81–108, esp. 6): “Non ergo dividatur, sed totam et integram hereditario iure sortiatur Ecclesia . ” Trans. Michael Casey, Cistercians and Cluniacs: St Bernard’s Apologia to Abbot William, in The Works of Bernard of Clairvaux 1. Treatises 1 (Shannon, Ireland, 1970), p. 41. 89 SBO 3, p. 19), trans. p. 54. 31, SBO 3, p. 107, trans. pp. 68–69. 91 At the same time, however, it shows the young abbot already at the peak of his capacity as a writer who could use every literary device and human emotion in order to plead, cajole, flatter, threaten, and overwhelm his correspondent.

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.

I would hazard that the monks who worked for the canonization of Bernard were circumspect about what they told of him, while Herbert, collecting his stories after the canonization took place in 1174, may have felt greater freedom. But the delay in showing the amplexus in art remains a mystery. As for the lactation, James France goes back to its known origin in a story about Fulbert of Chartres. Since Bernard took on such prominence in religious consciousness, it is not surprising that the lactation story soon become attached to him.

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