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A profound mystic, Bernard sought, above all and in all, to be with God and to bring all persons to the experience of God. His Sermons on the Song of Songs are among the most famous and most beautiful examples of medieval scriptural exegesis. In them the modern reader can catch a glimpse of the genius which an entire generation found irresistible.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-191-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Apr 13,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 187
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-191-1
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Bernard of Clairvaux towered over the society of twelfth-century Europe. A brilliant preacher and a polished writer, he counseled kings and rebuked popes. He moved in the complicated affairs of men with a dexterity which brought him acclaim and adversaries, yet he exhorted Christians to turn from worldly affairs and serve God. He remains a man of paradoxes. He crisscrossed Europe while insisting that monks have no place outside their monasteries. He inveighed against two of the most renowned scholars of his day, yet he helped support the education of numerous students. He persuaded two kings to take up a crusade against the Moslems, yet he preached that persuasion and not force should be used against unbelievers. A profound mystic, Bernard sought, above all and in all, to be with God and to bring all persons to the experience of God. His Sermons on the Song of Songs are among the most famous and most beautiful examples of medieval scriptural exegesis. In them the modern reader can catch a glimpse of the genius which an entire generation found irresistible.

Bernard of Clairvaux towered over the society of twelfth-century Europe. A brilliant preacher and a polished writer, he counseled kings and rebuked popes. He moved in the complicated affairs of men with a dexterity which brought him acclaim and adversaries, yet he exhorted Christians to turn from worldly affairs and serve God. He remains a man of paradoxes. He crisscrossed Europe while insisting that monks have no place outside their monasteries. He inveighed against two of the most renowned scholars of his day, yet he helped support the education of numerous students. He persuaded two kings to take up a crusade against the Moslems, yet he preached that persuasion and not force should be used against unbelievers. A profound mystic, Bernard sought, above all and in all, to be with God and to bring all persons to the experience of God. His Sermons on the Song of Songs are among the most famous and most beautiful examples of medieval scriptural exegesis. In them the modern reader can catch a glimpse of the genius which an entire generation found irresistible.

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Bernard of Clairvaux

Kilian Walsh OCSO

M. Halflants OCSO

  • CONTENTS (page 8)
  • EDITOR'S NOTE (page 10)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 11)
  • SERMON 1 ON THE TITLE OF THE BOOK (page 33)
  • SERMON 2 VARIOUS MEANINGS OF THE KISS (page 40)
  • SERMON 3 THE KISS OF THE LORD'S FEET, HANDS AND MOUTH (page 48)
  • SERMON 4 THE KISS OF THE LORD'S FEET, HANDS AND MOUTH (page 53)
  • SERMON 5 ON THE FOUR KINDS OF SPIRITS (page 57)
  • SERMON 6 GOD'S INFINITE POWER, MERCY AND JUDGMENT (page 64)
  • SERMON 7 INTIMACIES OF THE LOVE OF GOD: THEIR EXPRESSION IN PRAYER AND IN THE PSALMS (page 70)
  • SERMON 8 THE HOLY SPIRIT: THE KISS OF THE MOUTH (page 77)
  • SERMON 9 ON THE BREASTS OF THE BRIDE AND THE BRIDEGROOM (page 85)
  • SERMON 10 THE BREASTS AND THEIR PERFUMES (page 93)
  • SERMON 11 THANKSGIVING FOR CHRIST'S SAVING WORK (page 101)
  • SERMON 12 THE GRACE OF LOVING-KINDNESS (page 109)
  • SERMON 13 OUR THANKSGIVING AND GOD'S GLORY (page 119)
  • SERMON 14 THE CHURCH OF CHRIST AND THE JEWS (page 129)
  • SERMON 15 THE NAME OF JESUS (page 137)
  • SERMON 16 THE MEANING OF THE NUMBER SEVEN AND THE QUALITIES OF TRUE CONFESSION (page 146)
  • SERMON 17 ON THE WAYS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE ENVY OF THE DEVIL (page 158)
  • SERMON 18 THE TWO OPERATIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (page 165)
  • SERMON 19 THE LOVES OF THE ANGELS (page 172)
  • SERMON 20 THREE QUALITIES OF LOVE (page 179)