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Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition: Essays in Honour of Benedicta Ward SLG

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ISBN 10: 0567665712 / ISBN 13: 9780567665713
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Title: Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition: ...

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

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Editor(s): Bhattacharji, Santha; Mattos, Dominic; Williams, Archbishop Rowan. Num Pages: 368 pages, 6 illus. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; HRCM; HRCX8. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 156 x 231 x 31. Weight in Grams: 550. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780567665713

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Synopsis: Prayer and Thought in Monastic Tradition presents a chronological picture of the development of monastic thought and prayer from the early English Church (Bede, Adomnan) through to the 17th Century and William Law's religious community at King's Cliffe. Essays interact with different facets of monastic life, assessing the development and contribution of figures such as Boniface, the Venerable Bede, Anselm of Canterbury and Bernard of Clairvaux. The varying modes and outputs of the monastic life of prayer are considered, with focus on the use of different literary techniques in the creation of monastic documents, the interaction between monks and the laity, the creation of prayers and the purpose and structure of prayer in different contexts. The volume also discusses the nature of translation of classic monastic works, and the difficulties the translator faces. The highly distinguished contributors include; G.R. Evans, Sarah Foot, Henry Mayr-Harting, Brian McGuire, Henry Wansbrough and Rowan Williams.

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Santha Bhattacharji is Senior Tutor at St Benet's Hall, and a member of the English Faculty at the University of Oxford, UK.

Rowan Williams (Baron Williams of Oystermouth) is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK. He was formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, UK, and was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 - 2012.

Dominic Mattos is a publisher and writer, and studied Theology at the University of Oxford, UK.

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