Bernard of Clairvaux
- Title: The Steps of Humility and Pride
- Author: Bernard of Clairvaux
- ISBN: 9780879071158
- Page: 480
- Format: Paperback
The son of burgundian nobility, Bernard admitted after years of struggle that humility remained for him the most elusive of the virtues Yet the uncompromising vehemence of his love for God made him strive for what monastic tradition taught is indispensable to anyone hoping to share God s perfect love.
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C.S. Lewis aptly remarked that the medieval mind passed more easily back and forth between spiritual and worldly ideas. He intimated that this inability to hold an idea long in the mind is part of what makes moderns more superficial. This was infinitely clear to me when I found myself bored and annoyed by the extended allegory of the feast in the first half of St. Bernard's treatise which was meant, I think to bring emotional preparation for the Steps. Once I got to the second half of the work t [...]
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