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Hugh of Saint Victor, Richard of Saint Victor, Odo of St Victor, Achard of St Victor, Laurence of Westminster, Robert of Melun
Victorine Texts in Translation: Life at Saint Victor
The Liber Ordinis, the Life of William of Æbelholt, and a selection of works of Hugh, Richard, and Odo of Saint Victor, and other authors

F. van Liere, J. Mousseau
488 p., 1 b/w ill., 152 x 229 mm, 2021
ISBN: 978-2-503-58066-1
Languages: English
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This volume brings together a number of texts that shed light on life in the Abbey of Saint Victor in Paris, from its ideals to its daily routine. The Liber ordinis builds a framework and ideal vision for life at the Abbey of Saint Victor. Richard’s De quaestionibus, Hugh’s De institutione novitiorum, the letters of Odo, William of Æbelholt’s Vita, and the other documents translated here reflect the spirit of Victorine reform. Its central theme was the vita apostolica, with its emphasis on sharing resources and living in a community. By incorporating prayer, pastoral care, moral discipline, and education, the Victorines believed their lifestyle would help to reform the greater Christian world that was so in need of restoration to the image in which God had created it. Many of the texts gathered here are translated into English for the first time, and are an invaluable resource for the study of the Abbey of Saint Victor, twelfth-century church reform, and medieval spirituality.

Frans van Liere is professor of Medieval History at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Juliet Mousseau is a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and professor of Church History at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in Saint Louis, Missouri
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Church : religious orders
Orders of canons regular
Christian Theology & Theologians
Early Medieval (c. 650-1200)

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