➼ [Reading] ➾ The Last of the Fathers: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the Encyclical Letter 'Doctor Mellifluus' By Thomas Merton ➱ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Merton presents one of the most significant encyclical letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux together with an introduction to the life and teachings of the great mystic A study that will have to be on Merton presents one of the most significant encyclical of the eBook ☆ letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux together with an introduction to the The Last ePUB ô life and teachings of the great mystic A study that will have to be on the shelves of all libraries and Last of the eBook ✓ in the personal collections of all who are interested in spirituality Catholic World Index. An insightful and encouraging little biography on St Bernard of Clairvaux written by Thomas Merton and including Pope Pius XII's Encyclical DOCTOR MELLIFLUUS A good read indeed This book consists of an encyclical by Pius XII celebrating the 800th anniversary of Bernard of Clairvaux's death It was published in 1953 and Thomas Merton himself a Cistercian monk published this slim volume as an overview of the saint Overall enjoyable and Bernard was an important 12th c saint I did find one point a bit offsetting While admitting that Bernard was one of the chief advocates for the 2nd Crusade the bloodiest of the lot Merton and Pius XII try to pass it off by suggesting his intentions were good and noble In these days of diversity the goal of getting rid of someone else's belief system in the name of promulgating your own just doesn't sit right And Merton who had a lot of interest in Buddhism and the Eastern way should be a lot sensitive to that drive in the Crusades Still it was worth reading
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- The Last of the Fathers: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the Encyclical Letter 'Doctor Mellifluus'
- Thomas Merton
- 12 November 2016 Thomas Merton