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New in winter 2021:
The Life and Death of Theodore of Stoudios, edited and translated by Robert H. Jordan and Rosemary Morris
Theodore (759–826), abbot of the influential Constantinopolitan monastery of Stoudios, is celebrated as a saint by the Orthodox Church for his stalwart defense of icon veneration. Three important texts promoting the monastery and the memory of its founder are translated into English for the first time and appear here alongside new editions of the Byzantine Greek texts.
Writings on Body and Soul, by Aelred of Rievaulx, edited and translated by Bruce L. Venarde
Aelred (1110–1167), abbot of Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire, has always been a controversial figure. He was beloved by his monks and widely admired, but also sharply criticized for his frankness about his own sinfulness and what some considered his favoritism and excessive leniency. Freshly revised editions of a selection of the prolific abbot’s theological, historical, and devotional works appear here in Latin alongside new English translations.
The Old English Pastoral Care, edited and translated by R. D. Fulk
The Book of Pastoral Rule, or Liber regulae pastoralis, by Pope Gregory the Great—the pontiff responsible for the conversion of the English to Christianity beginning in 597—is a guide for aspiring bishops. The Old English Pastoral Care, a translation into Old English of Gregory’s treatise and completed between 890 and 896, is described in a prefatory letter by King Alfred the Great as his own work, composed with the assistance of his bishops and chaplains. This new edition and translation into modern English is the first to appear in a century and a half.