Marsha L. Dutton, Ph.D. (1981), is Professor Emerita of Medieval Literature at Ohio University and Executive Editor of Cistercian Publications. She has edited nine translations of Aelred’s works, published numerous articles, and prepared the Aelred bibliography for Oxford Bibliographies Online.
Individuals (especially post-graduate students) interested in medieval spiritual writing, Cistercian thought and history, medieval historical writing, medieval sermons, and saints’ lives as well as academic and monastic libraries.
“essential reading for students and scholars […] the chapters collected in this companion should do much to encourage and assist the development of new approaches to the life and works of Aelred of Rievaulx, whose reputation as one of the foremost thinkers of 12th-century England, and whose accessibility to new students, is only enhanced by the discussions featured within this companion.”
Charlie Rozier, Swansea University. In: Reviews in History
, August 2017 (review no. 2158), DOI: 10.14296/RiH/2014/2158.
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
1 Aelred of Rievaulx: Abbot, Teacher, and Writer
Marsha L. Dutton
2 Aelred on Abbatial Responsibilities
Daniel M. La Corte
Part I: Aelred’s Works
3 The Sermons of Aelred of Rievaulx
4 Anthropology and Cosmology: The Foundational Principles of Aelred’s Spirituality
John R. Sommerfeldt
5 Aelred as a Historian among Historians
Part II: Aelred’s Teaching
6 “At the Feet of His Dearest Mother”: Aelred’s Teaching on Mary in the Sermons of the First Clairvaux Collection
Marie Anne Mayeski
7 Affectivity in the Spiritual Writings of Aelred of Rievaulx
8 Aelred of Rievaulx: An Illiterate, or a True Master of Spiritual Teaching?
9 Aelred’s Doctrine of Charity and Friendship
10 The Sacramentality of Community in Aelred
Marsha L. Dutton
11 Working out One’s Salvation in the World: Aelred and Lay Spirituality
Bibliotheca aelrediana secunda: Supplementa Pierre-André Burton