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Aelred of Rievaulx

Spiritual Friendship, a new translation

Aelred of the Spiritual Friendship is one of the most important treatises on friendship to emerge from teh middle ages.  Working within a tradition that dates back to Cicero and other classical authors, Aelred (ca. 1110-67) discusses friendship from the perspective of Christian theology.

140 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2002

Medieval Studies

Religion: Christianity


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Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Prologue
Book I: What is Friendship
Book II: The Advantages of Friendship
Book III: The Requirements of Unbroken Friendship
 
Appendix: The Rhetoric of Love and Friendship: Aelred’s Path to Sanctissimus Amor
Notes
Bibliography
Index Locorum
General Index
Index of Latin Words and Phrases

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