The Rule of Benedict: An Invitation to the Christian Life (hardcover)

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An Invitation to the Christian Life
A New Translation with Commentary

In this new translation, based on the completely revised seventh edition of Die Benediktsregel, Abbot Georg Holzherr has created a profoundly rich commentary using up-to-date research methods and the latest translations of ancient monastic texts. It is meant not only for experts in the field of ancient monasticism but also for all lay and monastic readers interested in delving into the teachings and spirituality of St. Benedict and his spiritual predecessors.

This edition also features a completely revised and expanded introduction and commentary. New research in the field of early monasticism is offered, including new insights into the monastic life of women. An updated bibliography and a detailed index are valuable tools for anyone wanting to explore the extraordinary world of St. Benedict.

Hardcover, 596 pages, 6" x 9"

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Georg Holzherr, OSB entered monastic life at the Abbey of Einsiedeln in Switzerland in 1949. Upon completing studies in Einsiedeln and Rome, he received the Dr. jur. can. and began teaching at the Theologische Schule Einsiedeln in 1957. He was elected abbot of Einsiedeln Abbey in 1969. Holzherr is recognized as one of today's leading experts on the Rule of Saint Benedict and its sources, spirituality, and applicability to everyday life.

Mark Thamert, OSB (translator) is a monk of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. Since receiving his PhD in Germanic languages and literatures from Princeton University in 1985, Thamert has taught all levels of German in the Language and Cultures Department at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.