In this book the renowned medievalist G.R. Evans provides a concise introduction to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), a figure of towering importance on the twelfth-century monastic and theological scene. After a brief overview of Bernard's life, Evans focuses on a few major themes in his work, including his theology of spirituality and his theology of the political life of the Church. The only available introduction to Bernard's life and thought, this latest addition to the Great Medieval Thinkers series will appeal to a wide audience of students and scholars of history and theology.
This series is useful for supplementary readings in both upper level undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * thoughtful analysis and commentary * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * excellent narrative on the life and work of Bernard of Clairvaux * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * It is part of and ambitious and thoughtful series on medieval thought. The book certainly meets the expectations of the series. A stellar achievement for students of medieval philosophy and theology. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * well researched, well developed, and well documented. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *