Through September, Verbum is offering 30% off a wide array of valuable resources. One of those resources is Classics of Medieval Spirituality, a 41-volume compendium of writings from men and women whose spiritual legacies benefit Catholics today.
Delve into the rich tradition of the medieval Church with this collection of titles from renowned authors as well as lesser-known writers and anonymous texts, plus anthologies of poetry, mystic and apocalyptic literature, and other spiritual writings. These readable, accurate translations come with informative introductory essays to help you dig deep into these texts.
Below is a sampling of the volumes you’ll find included in this collection of medieval texts.
Albert and Thomas: Selected Writings
This volume contains writings by two thirteenth-century Dominicans, both doctors of the church: St. Albert the Great (1200–1280), patron saint of natural scientists, and the “common doctor,” St. Thomas Aquinas. Both authors are famous for their contributions to philosophy and theology, as well as their place in the history of Christian spirituality.
Anglo-Saxon Spirituality: Selected Writings
This volume contains a wide-ranging selection of Anglo-Saxon writings in both poetry and prose. There are sermons extolling the heroism of saints, homilies explaining church festivals and customs, poetical paraphrases of excerpts from the Bible, visions of Judgment Day, allegories, hagiographies and didactic pieces, as well as the celebrated Dream of the Rood and Cædmon’s Hymn, the earliest known English poems.
Birgitta of Sweden: Life and Selected Writings
This volume contains four key documents of Birgittine literature: The Life of Blessed Birgitta, the complete fifth and seventh books of her Revelations, and her Four Prayers. Of the present volume, Birger Bergh, prominent Birgittine textual critic, writes: “This translation, done by a translator with a sensitivity of style and with genuine understanding of the Birgittine world, gives a perfect picture of the Latin original and its fluent diction.”
Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings of Hugh of Balma and Guigo de Ponte
Translated here for the first time in their entirety in English are the extant writings of two little known thirteenth-century Carthusians who had great influence on Christian spirituality.
Nicholas of Cusa: Selected Spiritual Writings
The spiritual writings of Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464) are presented here for the first time in one volume in English. Nicholas is considered an outstanding intellectual figure whose work anticipated modern problems of ecumenicity and pluralism, empowerment and reconciliation, and tolerance and individuality.
Through September 30, you can get all 41 volumes of Classics of Medieval Spirituality at 30% off. Plus, take a look at all the other deals available to you during September’s monthly sale.