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This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with theperceptive commentary ofarenowned Benedictine mystic andscholar. In hernewintroduction to the Rule,the authorboldly claimsthat Benedict's sixth-century textis the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing thehuman communitystewardship, conversion, communication, reflection, contemplation, humility, and equality. Tracing Benedict's originalRule paragraph by paragraph,it expands its principlesinto thelarger context of spiritual living in a secular world and makes the seemingly archaicinstructions relevant for a contemporary audience. A new foreword, updated content, an appendix, and a recommendedcalendarfor reading theentriesand commentaries make this an invaluable resource for solitary or communal contemplation.
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