Bernard of Clairvaux: Recommended Resources
THE WORKS OF BERNARD OF CLAURVAUX English translations, Cistercian Publications Inc, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Treatises I: Apologia to Abbot Wiliiam & On Precept
Treatises II: The Steps of Humility & On Loving God
Treatises III: On Grace and Free Choice & In Praise of the New Knighthood
On the Song of Songs (4 volumes)
The Life and Death of St Malachy the Irishman
Magnificat: Homilies in Prase of the virgin Mary
Sermons on Conversion
Five Books on Consideration: Advice to a Pope
Bernard of Clairvaux and the Cistercian Spirit, Jean LeClercq, Cistercian Publications.
Merton on St Bernard, Cistercian Publications. Essays by the leading 20th-century spokesman for monasticism.
Cistercian Publications has several other titles on Bernard as well as many others on related subjects. They offer a free catalog.
Bernard of Clairvaux, Selected Works. In the series: The Classics of Western Spirituality, Paulist Press, NY, 1987. This volume contains a very helpful introduction to Bernard (by Jean LeClercq)-possibly the best available. The new translations and the forward are by Gillian Evans; she is an Oxford-trained medieval scholar and has several scholarly books on medieval subjects, including:
The Mind of St Bernard of Clairvaux. In the series: Classics of Faith and Devotion, Multnomah Press, Portland, Oregon, 1983. A book designed for devotional reading and introduced by James M. Houston, a former lecturer at Oxford and Chancellor of Regent College. Also includes selections by Bernard’s friend William of St Thierry.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Bruno S James, Hodder & Stoughton, Lindon, 1957. A penetrating short biography.
The Love of Learning and the Desire for God. Jean LeClercq, Fordham University Press, 1961. An essential book about the history, ...