Spiritual Masters: Medieval Fathers and Writers

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Author: Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus Year: 2011
Publisher: Catholic Truth Society UK Pages: 128
Binding: Hardcover
Code: B740 Series: The Spiritual Masters
In this richly illustrated, beautifully bound hardback volume, Pope Benedict examines the great saints of the Middle Ages from St Odo, Abbot of Cluny, to St Peter Lombard the twelfth-century theologian. With the Holy Father as our expert guide we delve into the great debates of scholastic and monastic theology. An exploration of the theological meaning behind the Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral architecture of this time provides further depth. This volume covers the following: Odo of Cluny; Peter Damian; Symeon the New Theologian; Anselm; Peter the Venerable; Bernard of Clairvaux; Monastic Theology and Scholastic Theology; Two Theological Models in Comparison: Bernard and Abelard; The Cluniac Reform; The Cathedral from the Romanesque to the Gothic Architecture: The Theological Background; Hugh and Richard of Saint-Victor; William of Saint-Thierry; Rupert of Deutz; John of Salisbury; Peter Lombard.