The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture

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Fordham University Press, 1982 - Religion - 282 pages
The Love of Learning and the Desire for God is composed of a series of lectures given to young monks at the Institute of Monastic Studies at Sant'Anselmo in Rome during the winter of 1955-56.

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A must read for anyone interested in monastic culture, and a great read for anyone studying theology. JL helpfully blurs the line between "practice" and "theology," showing new (or very old, if you like) soil in which theological fruit to grow.

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Old, but good. Leclerq is always interesting and easy to read. Read full review

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Jean LeClercq, OSB was a Benedictine monk, and author of a classic study on Lectio Divina and the history of inter-monastic dialogue.

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