The life of Ailred of Rievaulx

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Statementtranslated from the Latin with introduction and notes by F. M. Powicke
SeriesMedieval classics
ContributionsPowicke, Frederick Maurice, Sir, 1879-1963
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Paginationcii, 88 p. ;
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The Life Of Aelred Of Rievaulx: And the Letter to Maurice (Volume 57) (Cistercian Fathers) Paperback – November 1, by Walter Daniel (Author), F. Powicke (Translator), Jane Patricia Freeland (Translator), Marsha L. Dutton (Introduction) & 1 more.

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By Walter Daniel, Maurice Powicke. No cover image. A new introduction incorporates scholarship of the forty years s. Walter Daniel knew Aelred well and attended him on his deathbed in He remembered, and portrayed, him as abbot, counselor, and friend/5(5). The life story of Aelred of Rievaulx - the son of a married priest who went onto to become the most influential Cistercian in medieval, 12th century, England.

Historical biography, medieval history, 12th century England, Cistercians.4/5. Named Person: Aelred, of Rievaulx Saint; Aelred, de Rievaulx saint; Aelred, of Rievaulx Saint: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

Writing shortly after Aelred of Rievaulx died inWalter Daniel, his secretary and fellow monk, has created the picture of Aelred which endures to this day. We come to know a man of 'charity and astonishing sanctity', an ailing abbot whose monks sat chatting around his bed.

Insightful and refreshing in its approach, this biography of Aelred of Rievaulx, England's most famous Cistercian, explores his life in full--from his childhood in Hexham, his time at King David's court in Scotland, through to his entry into Rievaulx abbey as a monk and his subsequent career within the Cistercian order/5(4).

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Buy Life Of Aelred Of Rievaulx, Life Of Aelred Of Rievaulx (Cistercian Fathers) by Walter Daniel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Aelred's work, private letters, and his Life by Walter Daniel, another twelfth-century monk of Rievaulx, have led historians, such as John Boswell of Yale University and Brian Patrick McGuire of Roskilde University in Denmark, to suggest that he was homosexual.

Cistercian Publications, - Biography & Autobiography- pages. 0Reviews. Aelred of Rievaulx was an heir of Saxons living under Norman rule, a native speaker of English daily speaking French.

The Life of Aelred of Rievaulx - Walter Daniel - Google Books Writing shortly after Aelred of Rievaulx died inWalter Daniel, his secretary and fellow monk, has created the picture of Aelred. Free shipping on orders of $35+ from Target.

Read reviews and buy The Life of Aelred Rievaulx - (Cistercian Fathers) by Walter Daniel (Paperback) at Target. Get it today with Same Day Delivery, Order Pickup or Drive : $ Thirteen works by Aelred are known to survive and his writings feature prominently in a late 12th-century catalogue of Rievaulx’s library.

He is best known for his book On Spiritual Friendship, which presents an ideal of friendship that people still find inspirational to this day.

Aelred of Rievaulx possessed a personal charm which drew friends and disciples naturally to him. His own experience of human weakness in a worldly life at the court of King David of Scotland made him sensitive to the doctrine of charity which he found among cistercian monks.

The Mirror of Charity gives us a solid theology of the cistercian life. 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 spirituality, and saints’ lives.

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Aelred entered the newly founded abbey of Rievaulx inafter serving at the Scottish royal court.

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As novice master and abbot, this "Bernard of the North" composed works of history and theology, and among the great medieval spiritual writers remains even today "the easiest and plainest guide to the practical question of how to begin to pray.".

The reaction the Life provoked suggest that some contemporaries outside Rievaulx entertained a different picture of the abbot of Rievaulx. Whether motivated by simple dislike, by envy, or by dissatisfaction at a hastily informal 'canonization', the critics stung the indignant Walter to : Paperback.

This book places the life of Aelred of Rievaulx, third abbot of the English Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx, within the hundred-year period from the Norman Conquest of England in October through Aelred's death in January While exploring what is known of Aelred's life from his own works and especially from the principal work of Walter Daniel, author of The Life of Aelred of Rievaulx.

About this Item: Cistercian Publications Inc, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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.

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, abbot of the Yorkshire Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx from towrote six spiritual treatises, seven historical treatises, and liturgical sermons, most of which he delivered as chapter talks to his monks.

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.

Abstract. This article examines a little-studied work by Aelred of Rievaulx (d. ): his tractate on the miracles of the saints of Hexham—referred to here as Miracula —composed for the feast of the saints’ translation in / While Miracula has been incidental to the prolific scholarship on Aelred, this article brings it back to the center of Aelred's life and thought.

In a three-book Ciceronian dialogue Aelred defines human friendship as sacramental, beginning in creation, as God sought to place his own love of society in al his creatures, linking friends to Christ in this life and culminating in friendship with God in beatitude.

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).

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 Reviews: Aelred ( – 12 January ), also Ailred, Ælred, Æthelred, etc., was an English Cistercian monk, abbot of Rievaulx from until his death, known as a writer and regarded by the Catholic Church and other Christians as a saint.

January 12 was the Feast Day of Aelred of Rievaulx (c. – ), an English Cistercian monk and the abbot of Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire. You might know some of Aelred’s thoughts on spiritual friendship, which have been written about by Wesley Hill, among today I want to share a bit about Aelred’s life and other work.

Aelred’s entry into Rievaulx was facilitated by his planning and influential friends. As an early patron of Rievaulx known to Bernard of Clairvaux, David may have guided Aelred there Monastic life made it possible for Aelred to serve God and his brothers as a priest.

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 : 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 with other ecclesiastical and secular bodies.