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Aelred of Rievaulx on love and order in the world and the church

by John R. Sommerfeldt

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Published by Newman Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aelred, of Rievaulx, Saint, 1110-1167.,
  • God -- Love.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

    Statementby John R. Sommerfeldt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT140 .S66 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3394862M
    ISBN 100809143232
    LC Control Number2005006135

    Aelred of Rievaulx's Rule for a Solitary. Aelred, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Rievaulx () composed the De Institutis Inclusarum or Rule for a Recluse, around or The Rule is addressed to his older sister, who had become a recluse and had requested a rule for her chosen life.   Rewind the clock back beyond World-War-II Morocco to a twelfth-century Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in North Yorkshire, England, and you’ll find an answer. Here you’ll encounter the slightly famous St. Aelred, now known to some as the “gay abbot of Rievaulx” and author of a notable work titled Spiritual Friendship.

    The most prominent of the Cistercian abbots of 12th-century England, Aelred of Rievaulx (b. –d. ), also spelled Ailred or Æthelred, was a popular preacher and a prolific writer, leading the monks of his monastery and overseeing five daughter houses while offering guidance to the great men of his time and traveling and preaching in England and France.   Aelred of Rievaulx was an heir of Saxons living under Norman rule, a native speaker of English daily speaking French and Latin, a descendant of generations of married priests in an age when priests were forbidden to wed, an English monk in a French order, an abbot bred to service in the church but trained for service in the : Bernard of Clairvaux.

    This book was a nourishing and insightful read. Writing in the style of a Platonic dialog Aelred builds off of the insights of Cicero, the writings of the Church Fathers, his own experience of life in common as well as his experience of the depths of friendship in order to present this series of dialogs on the joys of friendship/5(10).   Brill's Companion to Aelred of Rievaulx explores the life, works, and thought of Aelred, Cistercian abbot of Rievaulx Abbey from to As well as introducing the three genres of his works —sermons, spiritual teaching, and history— scholars survey such central topics as Marian devotion, love and friendship, the sacramental nature of community, lay Author: Marsha Dutton.


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Aelred of Rievaulx on love and order in the world and the church by John R. Sommerfeldt Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Aelred of Rievaulx on love and order in the world and the church. [John R Sommerfeldt]. The universe is a product of God's infinite love, according to the expansive thinking of Aelred of Rievaulx, a Cistercian abbot of the Middle Ages.

Aelred sees human existence, order, and action as reflections of God's love. But Aelred knows that, although they have been created for happiness, humans are neither perfect nor by: 2. The book begins with three chapters on Aelred's cosmology and anthropology, his conviction that God created and ordered the world in love, that after the world became disordered through sin God reordered it by grace, and that humankind can recover the divinely ordained happiness through humility, love, and affectus (attachment, or friendship).Author: Marsha L.

Dutton. Aelred of Rievaulx on love and order in the world and the church by John R Sommerfeldt Spiritual friendship by Aelred (Book) He sees these burdens as playing a role both in the history of the church and in the progress of the individual soul.

This collection of homilies is an ambitious, unified work of a mature monk, synthesizing. Aelred's deep knowledge of Scripture, his joy in his brethren, and his love of Christ shine from every page. Because the divine nature is love, as the Bible tells us, directing our love to God-love conforms us to the image of God that has been lost through sin.

al love, to Aelred, is a participation in God-love that leads us to union/5(2). The book begins with three chapters on Aelred's cosmology and anthropology, his conviction that God created and ordered the world in love, that after the world became disordered through sin God reordered it by grace, and that humankind can recover the divinely ordained happiness through humility, love, and offectus (attachment, or friendship.

This short book was written in the form of a dialog between the author, Aelred (), who was the abbot of the monastery at Rievaulx in Yorkshire, and a few of his monks.

Aelred answers their questions about the nature of friendship--its benefits and pitfalls and how it is to be cultivated/5. Description: Aelred of Rievaulx was an heir of Saxons living under Norman rule, a native speaker of English daily speaking French and Latin, a descendant of generations of married priests in an age when priests were forbidden to wed, an English monk in a French order, an abbot bred to service in the church but trained for service in the court.

Aelred of Rievaulx was an heir of Saxons living under norman rule, a native speaker of English daily speaking French and Latin, a descendant of generations of married priests in an age when priests were forbidden to wed, an English monk in a french order, an abbot bred to service in the church but trained for service in the court.

His sermons and treatises reflect Aelred the monk. The life and writings of Aelred of Rievaulx (–67) provide some of the most important material for the study of Cistercian monasticism in 12th-century England, Cistercian teachings and beliefs, and the relationship of the order.

Brill's "Companion to Aelred of Rievaulx" explores the life, works, and thought of Aelred, Cistercian abbot of Rievaulx Abbey from to As well as introducing the three genres of his works - sermons, spiritual teaching, and history - scholars survey such central topics as Marian devotion, love and friendship, the sacramental nature of.

Introduction. The most prominent of the Cistercian abbots of 12th-century England, Aelred of Rievaulx (b. ), also spelled Ailred or Æthelred, was a popular preacher and a prolific writer, leading the monks of his monastery and overseeing five daughter houses while offering guidance to the great men of his time and traveling and preaching in England and France.

Spiritual Friendship is today the best known and perhaps most influential of the thirteen surviving works of Aelred, abbot of the great English Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from ' During his abbacy he built Rievaulx into a place of spiritual welcome and physical prosperity, desiring to make it a mother of mercy" to those in need/5(2).

Aelred of Rievaulx was an heir of Saxons living under norman rule, a native speaker of English daily speaking French and Latin, a descendant of generations of married priests in an age when priests were forbidden to wed, an English monk in a french order, an abbot bred to service in the church but trained for service in the court/5.

In aboutthe east end of the church at Rievaulx was rebuilt on a magnificent scale to provide a setting for Aelred’s relics, which were placed in a precious-metal container, or reliquary, above the high altar. Inthe Cistercian order granted the Rievaulx monks permission to celebrate Aelred’s feast on 12 January.

Ransford, Rosalind, "A Kind of Noah's Ark: Aelred of Rievaulx and National Identity", Stuart Mews (ed.), Studies in Church History 18 (), p.

– Sommerfeldt, John R., Aelred of Rievaulx on Love and Order in the World and the Church" (Mahwah, NJ: Newman Press, ). Aelred's Writings on Friendship. In order to understand Aelred's view of friendship in the Christian life, I'll be looking at his book Spiritual Friendship here.

Aelred had access to a few different books on friendship during his life, including Cicero's book On Friendship and Augustine's Confessions.

The life of Aelred of Rievaulx / by: Walter Daniel, fl. Published: () Aelred of Rievaulx on love and order in the world and the church / by: Sommerfeldt, John R. Published: () Selections From the Sermons of St. Ailred of Rievaulx.

Ransford, Rosalind, "A Kind of Noah's Ark: Aelred of Rievaulx and National Identity", in: Stuart Mews (ed.), Studies in Church History 18 (), p.

– Sommerfeldt, John R., Aelred of Rievaulx On Love and Order in the World and the Church. Mahwah, NJ: Newman Press, Aelred was born in Hexham, Northumbria, inone of three sons of Eilaf, priest of St Andrew's at Hexham and himself a son of another Eilaf, treasurer of Durham.

Aelred spent several years at the court of King David I of Scotland in Roxburgh, possibly from the age of 14, rising to the rank of echonomus (often termed 'steward' or 'Master of the Household') before. Spiritual Friendship is today the best known and perhaps most influential of the thirteen surviving works of Aelred, abbot of the great English Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from During his abbacy he built Rievaulx into a place of spiritual welcome and physical prosperity, desiring to make it "a mother of mercy" to those in need/5().

Aelred was educated at the court of King David I of Scotland, and served as steward of the king’s table. During this time, he read Cicero ’s On Friendship, which had a lasting influence. At the age of twenty four, he entered the Cistercian Abbey at Rievaulx, and was elected as its Abbot in Spiritual Friendship is today the best known and perhaps most influential of the thirteen surviving works of Aelred, abbot of the great English Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from ' During his abbacy he built Rievaulx into a place of spiritual welcome and physical prosperity, desiring to make it a mother of mercy" to those in need.5/5(1).