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The Rule of Saint Benedict

A Contemporary Paraphrase (Paraclete Essential Deluxe)

St. Benedict of Nursia, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Editor)

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Paperback (6/1/2012)


Discussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know more about Benedictine principles.​

This little rule can be a place to begin.

“Listen, my child. I want you to place the ear of your heart on the solid ground of the Master’s wisdom (what I received, I’m passing on to you). This advice is from a spiritual father who loves you and gives you the sort of counsel that will shape your whole life.”

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s The Rule of Saint Benedict presents the timeless wisdom of the Rule in a vibrant new language. The contemporary reader will find this sixth-century classic more accessible, while any student or follower of the Rule will discover in this paraphrase a vital new expression. The full text is included, and detailed explanatory notes offer help in understanding challenging passages. 

Paraclete Press, 9781612617695, 116pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

About the Author

St. Benedict of Nursia (ca. 480-547) is considered the founder of Western monasticism.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a leader of the new monastic movement and co-founded the Rutba House community in Durham, North Carolina. An associate minister at St. John’s Baptist Church in Durham, he also directs the School for Conversion, a partnership among new monastic communities for alternative theological education. His other books include Becoming the Answer to Our PrayersNew Monasticism, and God’s Economy.