TITLE

DISCRETIO: HELOISE OF THE PARACLETE'S EMBODIED READING OF THE RULE OF BENEDICT

AUTHOR(S)
Posa, Carmel
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
American Benedictine Review;Jun2011, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p161
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the critique of the Rule of St. Benedict by 12th century Benedictine nun Heloise of the Paraclete within Letter 6 of her correspondence with Scholastic theologian Peter Abelard. It describes the reforms in monastic life leading to the creation of the Cistercian Order and changes to Benedictine law and customs. It then discusses Heloise's discursive reading of the Christian virtue of love as it is lived out through monastic life. Other subjects under discussion include the Benedictine understanding of discernment, the characteristics of female spirituality, and the Benedictines of Cluny.
ACCESSION #
60963466

 

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