Christ Within Me: Prayers and Meditations from the Anglo-Saxon Tradition

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Benedicta Ward
Cistercian Publications, 2008 - Religion - 101 pages
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From the rich tradition of the Anglo-Saxon Church of the sixth, seventh, and eighth centuries, Benedicta Ward has selected prayers and passages for meditation from both Latin and Anglo-Saxon sources. The mixture of Latin and Celtic Christian cultures, distilled and appropriated by the Germanic Anglo-Saxons, produced a distinctive English spiritual tradition which embraced kings and princesses, abbesses and monks, cowherds and poets, soldiers and beggars, and birds and animals. `It is possible through these passages to walk with these men and women as friends and see how their lives became filled with the life of Christ, in pain and desolation as well as in wonder, love, and praise. '

Benedicta Ward is Reader in Spirituality at Harris Mansfield College Oxford, and a member of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God. Among her many books are The Venerable Bede, andHigh King of Heaven, Aspects of Early English Spirituality.

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Relying heavily upon the Bede the Venerable and Alcuin of York, this short book is orders single page prayers and meditations by theme. An appendix at the back of the text acknowledges the sources for each page, but these may have been more significantly placed after each quotation. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Benedicta Ward is Reader in the History of Christian Spirituality in the University of Oxford. Her most recent book is "Anselm of Canterbury: His Life and Legacy" (SPCK 2009). She is a member of the Anglican monastic community of the Sisters of the Love of God.

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