By Edited by Brian Patrick McGuire
Bernard of Clairvaux may be the main debatable determine of Western Europe's brilliant 12th century. in contrast to Abelard, who's noticeable 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 experiences of contemporary scholarship permit the reader to make a extra balanced overview of the guy, his writings, and his impression on his interval. Bernard emerges as a multifaceted determine who sought to reform monasticism and ended up changing into a saint with an entice almost all sessions in medieval society. Bernard lives on at the present time with the lay and monastic students who proceed to discover new layers of that means in his writings. members 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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22 If this information is correct, then we may have an explanation for Bernard’s literary interests. He had a mother who valued learning and so encouraged him to do the same. Bernard was the third son, after Guy and Gerard and before Andrew, Bartholomew, and Nivard. The one girl was named Hombeline. 23 At the same time, however, she brought them up “for the desert rather than for the court” by feeding interpretazioni” (note 7 above), pp. 3–41, esp. 8–10. Gastaldelli concludes that 1090 is the more likely year of birth.
11 Sancti Bernardi Opera, 8 vols (Rome, 1957–77) [abbreviated henceforth as SBO]. H. -M. Rochais alone. 12 Many of these pseudo-Bernardian works are included in PL 184. Already in the 19th century it was known that many works attributed to Bernard were not from his pen. It would contribute greatly to our understanding of late medieval spirituality if more work were done with these often-moving expressions of piety. 13 See Bernhard von Clairvaux. Sämtliche Werke, vols 1–10, ed. Gerhard B. Winkler (Innsbruck, 1990–2002).
In Geoffrey’s own words, contained in the Preface to the third book of the Vita Prima: “First of all are pursued those matters which especially pertain to the way of life, customs and teaching (habitum, mores, atque doctrinam) of the blessed father; secondly the many good actions (virtutes multas) performed by him are articulated. ”6 In spite of modern studies on the composition of the Vita Prima we have long lacked a critical edition. -P. Migne in 1855. 8 But his work is nothing but an anthology of the Vita Prima, which leaves out unpleasant sections, such as the description of Bernard’s stomach ailment.
A Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition) by Edited by Brian Patrick McGuire