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Bernard of Clairvaux may be the main arguable determine of Western Europe's bright 12th century. in contrast to Abelard, who's noticeable as a proponent of recent pondering, Bernard is frequently 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 stories of modern scholarship permit the reader to make a extra balanced review of the guy, his writings, and his influence on his interval. Bernard emerges as a multifaceted determine who sought to reform monasticism and ended up turning into a saint with an entice almost 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 contain 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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Diane Reilly turns to Bernard’s other writings in order to consider his sense of art outside of the Apologia. Her readings of In Praise of the New Knighthood and Five Books on Consideration provide a refreshing new context for the discussion. ” The question is moot, and James France in his own article dissents with Reilly and prefers the interpretation of Yolanta Zaluska and Conrad Rudolph that Bernard did defend austerity of decoration in opposition to what was found at early Cîteaux. James France’s “The Heritage of Saint Bernard in Medieval Art” summarizes his work over the past decade in finding images of Bernard in art from the 12th to the 16th centuries.

4, trans. in Cawley, p. ” 30 Sermones in laudibus Virginis Mariae, SBO 4, pp. 13–58. 31 “Les premières années, les études à Châtillon,” in Bernard de Clairvaux (note 20 above), pp. 17–27. 23, Cawley, p. 23. 33 Leclercq’s seminal L’amour des lettres et le désir de Dieu (Paris, 1957) was clearly the fruit of his reading especially of Bernard and marked a new opening to affective, experiential theology. See McGuire, “Love of Learning: Remembering Jean Leclercq,” The American Benedictine Review 57 (2006), 41–59.

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). Also Opere di San Bernardo, ed. F. Gastaldelli (Rome, 1984–).

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