Abbot at age 25, founder of monasteries, confidante of popes, initiator of Crusades, hammer of heretics -- Bernard was most of all a troubadour of the spirituality and theology of love, the theme that runs through all his works, whether treatise or homily. Included here are Bernard's treatises On Conversion, On the Steps of Humility and Pride, On Loving God, and selections from his sermons on the Song of Songs. Introduction by Jean Leclercq.
An Eighth Day View:
Here are writings of the great medieval spiritual teacher (1090-1153) who was preacher of the Crusades and founder of the Cistercians, with an introduction on the forming of Bernard's spirituality, its character and influence.