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Gilbert of Hoyland

Sermons on the Song of Songs, Volume 1
  • By Lawrence C. Braceland
$20.99
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To encounter a person who makes holiness attractive is an enviable experience. Such a person was Gilbert of Hoyland, abbot of the cistercian monastery of Swineshead in Lincolnshire, a friend of Aelred of Rievaulx, and the continuator of the sermons on the Song of Songs begun by Bernard of Clairvaux. When the great saint of Clairvaux died in 1153, his sermon commentary had reached only the first four verses of chapter three of the Canticle. Gilbert took up the task, but left the commentary unfinished at his death. It was brought to completion by another english abbot, John of Forde. Those who know and admire Bernard's eloquence and contemplative insight will enjoy making the acquaintance of his successors. While conscious of continuing Bernard's work and remaining true to his spirit, they infused their sermons with their own personalities and shared their own rich experiences of God. As Lawrence C. Braceland says in his introduction to this first english translation of Gilbert's work, 'Gilbert is an experience. He has found the Beloved.'

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780879072995
    • Manufacturer: Cistercian Pubn
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780879072995
    • Publication Date: 01/01/1978
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Lawrence C. Braceland
    • Page Count: 208
    • Width: 5.50 inches
    • Height: 0.48 inches
    • Length: 8.50 inches
    • Weight: 0.59 pounds
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