A Saint in the Sun: Praising Saint Bernard in the France of by David N. Bell PDF

By David N. Bell

This quantity comprises translations or summaries of crucial panegyrics in compliment of Saint Bernard that have been preached throughout the reign of Louis XIV. a few of the preachers have been and are considered as the best orators ever to grace the French pulpit. the entire translations are broadly annotated, and there are 3 introductory chapters offering an important historical past for appreciating the sermons. 16 preachers are represented, and, with one exception, not one of the fabric has ever seemed in English. For these attracted to the afterlife of Saint Bernard, as he was once used, and occasionally abused, within the reign of the sunlight King, this assortment offers crucial basic sources.

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