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Homilies on the Gospels: Lent to the Dedication of the Church Bk. 2 (Cistercian Studies) Paperback – 1 Jan 1989


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  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Cistercian Publications Inc (1 Jan. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879079118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879079116
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 920,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'I have spent al my life in this monastery', wrote Bede from his isolated Northumbrian cell, 'applying myself entirely to the study of the Scriptures...I have made it my business, for my own benefit and that of my brothers, to make brief extracts

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By Peter Gray on 13 Feb. 2015
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I've known about Bede for a long time, but had only ever read his Ecclesiastical History of the English. This is volume 2 of his sermons (or Homilies) on the gospels, written to be preached through the church year from Lent through to Pentecost. Although very different from a modern approach, they make great reading. Bede's homilies were later included in a collection used across Catholic Europe from centuries after h is death, so his importance goes way beyond his Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. If you're a preacher, or if you're interested in church history, these are well worth reading. They're a great insight into the way our forefathers saw the Bible.
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Five Stars 6 Oct. 2014
By Patricia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Bede should be a must read for all Christians. I only wish there were more translated into English.
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Venerable Bede 23 April 2010
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This book is very good if you are interested in St. Bede and his writings. No pictures! Just a very good commentary on his homilies. Great Lenten book.
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