Terrence G. Kardong, OSB, is a monk of Assumption Abbey in Richardton, North Dakota. Editor of American Benedictine Review, he also wrote Benedict's Rule published by the Liturgical Press.
This translation and commentary will be a valuable resource for
educators seeking to introduce undergraduates to the development of
monasticism and hagiography.Religious Studies Review
The book is written with great affection for the character St. Benedict both historically and as he appears in the Life. Moreover, Kardong provides insight into how Benedict is seen through Gregory's admiring eyes. For these reasons and because of the helpful line-by-line explication, the work may be helpful to both scholars and beginning students in the Benedictine studies, history, literature, and theology. Because the commentary so fully fills in the background and contextual picture surrounding the text, Kardong's book would also be of benefit to a general audience interested in deepening knowledge of St. Benedict and the traditions surrounding his life.Catholic Studies
This is a useful tool to instruct anyone interested in Benedictine life. Benedictines