Letters of Ascent: Spiritual Direction in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux

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Bernard of Clairvaux is best known by many today for his mystical approach to spirituality and his eloquent sermons on the Song of Songs. In his letters, however, a different Bernard emerges - one who had fled the world for the cloister yet possessed a soaring vision for the Church on earth. By examining select letters and placing them in the larger context of the people and the world around him, we discover a man who loved the Church - but who realized that the Church is compromised of individuals who did not share his ...

Letters of Ascent: Spiritual Direction in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux 2014, James Clarke & Co Ltd, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780227174418

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Letters of Ascent: Spiritual Direction in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux 2013, Pickwick Publications, Eugene

ISBN-13: 9781620321584

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