The spiritual practice of lectio divina involves focusing in on what stands out to you and gathering new insight. A couple of weeks ago we looked at the Bible through the lens of pilgrimage , and I offered an Old Testament Retelling through the lens of pilgrimage download it here. Lectio divina is a perfect spiritual practice for the pilgrim. In fact, the process of lectio divina is no different than the way the pilgrim encounters the world, both while traveling and at home. As you continue practicing viewing your daily life, your stories, and your journeys through the eyes of a pilgrim, lectio divina is a wonderful spiritual practice to engage in regularly at home, while on retreat, or while traveling.
As you continue to practice, start a list of passages, poems, songs, etc. Alternatively, you could set a timer for minutes for each stage. Read the passage through many times. The work was translated into many European languages well before it was translated into English.
The lack of English translations was due in part to Dante s Catholic views thought to be of little interest to Protestant English audiences. The first complete translation of the Divina Commedia, this set, was first published in The translator was the Rev. Boyd was most likely educated at Trinity College, Dublin. At the time the book was published, the Rev. The books are bound in contemporary mottled leather that has started to flake.
The front cover hinges show some cracking at the bottom but are still very sound. The books are nice and square and are very solidly bound and unrestored.
The lower book label on the spine of volume III is missing. It would read Vol. III on two lines. Marbled endpapers with two previous owners bookplates. The page sizes are x mm.
There are very minor traces of damp staining and foxing here and there. Overall a very sound and attractive copy of a truly rare seminal work in world literature. More information about this seller Contact this seller 4.
About this Item: Milano, co' tipi di Luigi Mussi, il primo di maggio [- il primo di agosto - il primo di novembre], , volumi 3, in-folio atlantico, leg. Edizione di 62 esemplari in carta imperiale e 9 in carta distinta: numero 46 in carta imperiale, con timbro in ceralacca e firma dell'editore. Precedono la Commedia due dediche, la prima al pittore Giuseppe Bossi, la seconda al lettore, e una vita di Dante tratta da un manoscritto posseduto dal Bossi ora alla Trivulziana , qui in prima edizione a stampa.
Libro raro. De Batines, I, pp. Luigi Lamberti e dal prof. Ottavio Morali [. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Published by T Cadell Jun. From: ecbooks Orkney Islands, United Kingdom. About this Item: T Cadell Jun. Condition: Good. T Stothard illustrator. A good to very good copy of the first translation into English of Dante's Divine Comedy. This copy retains the original marbled boards, with new calf spines and corners, so the bindings are clean, sound and tight with some light scuffing to the boards.
The contents are complete with frontispiece portrait by Stothard and titles and half titles to each volume. Vol I: frontispiece; title; dedication; half title to Inferno; text pp. Vol II: title; half title; preliminary essay and text pp. Vol III: title; half title; preliminary essay and text with index, errata and addenda pp more detailed collation available on request. All the volumes retain their original endpapers with repair at the joints and stamped ownership details of Richd Hopkins of Huntingdonshire.
All the endpapers have some marking and Vol II has lost the corner tip of the rear free endpaper. Contents overall are clean with some browning and spotting at times, particularly noticeable at the beginning of Vol II where there tends to be mottling in the top outer corner and the paper is a little fragile there, and brown toning to later leaves. Vol III has professional paper repair to the bottom corner of p Please enquire if you would like to see further images.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Remarkably, perhaps due to anti-Catholic sentiment, the English-speaking world largely ignored The Divine Comedy until the 18th century when William Blake translated portions of it and is accredited with reigniting interest.
This example of the first English edition has sympathetic bindings, retaining their original endbands, endpapers, and page edges still toned with antiquity, and matching. With care, this set is ready for centuries of use, reference, learning and enjoyment.
It is widely considered to be the preeminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature.
It is composed of a hundred cantos, written in the measure known as terza rima, which Dante so modified from the popular poetry of his day that it may be regarded as his own invention. He is relating, nearly twenty years after the event, a vision which was granted to him for his own salvation when leading a sinful life during the year of jubilee, , in which he passed through hell, purgatory, and paradise, spoke with the souls in each realm, and heard what the Providence of God had in store.
Virgil, representing human philosophy acting in accordance with the moral and intellectual virtues, guides Dante by the light of natural reason from the dark wood of alienation from God, through hell and purgatory to the earthly paradise, when spiritual liberty has been regained by the purgatorial pains. Beatrice, representing Divine philosophy illuminated by revelation, leads him thence, up through the nine moving heavens of intellectual preparation, into the true paradise, the spaceless and timeless empyrean, in which the blessedness of eternal life is found in the fruition of the sight of God.
Blue morocco bindings. Spine with five raised bands tooled in gilt, with six compartments, four with a central floret motif, one with the title, one with the author and volume, and the year at the base, all in gilt. Boards with double gilt border, one fillet, inner border rolled; inner corners of the borders with fluer-de-lis in gilt.
Sprinkled faded edges. Volume one has a frontis portrait of Dante. Pages- Volume 1: 1 , frontis portrait, vi, Inferno title page no pagination , , 1. Signatures - A2, Z8, Bb8 Volume 3: 1 , title page no pagination , , 2. Recent clean bindings, still somewhat tight. A few errant ring? Volume 3 board has the slightest bow due to tight leather on front board.
Original endbands and endpapers, text block not trimmed page edges still retain their matching patina; always a matching set. Some rust spots and foxing, more towards ends; text blocks have some, but it's light. Toning to paper throughout. V1 Title page has small candle ember spot, no text affected.
Occasional candle ember spot small, less than 1 cm. Page uncut at top edge on that note, margins are wide! Thumb mark on Occasional dog-ear crease. Square ghost of insert at end of volume 1 between last text page and endpaper. V2, smudge on blank A few stray ink marks along the bottom edge of the text blocks.
Although the works have some foxing, as is common to paper of this period, it's predominately clean with wide margins. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by Ulrico Hoepli, Milano About this Item: Ulrico Hoepli, Milano, Splendida legatura giansenista in marocchino rosso con nervi e titolo impresso in oro al ds.
Labbri e dentelles interne decorate. Tagli dorati. Carte di guardia a pettine, segnalibro in seta verde. Conservate le brossure editoriali. Eccellente esemplare. Edizione limitata di esemplari. Bondy, pp.
Mambelli n. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Published by Florence, Domenico Manzani About this Item: Florence, Domenico Manzani, Hardcover, bound in full early vellum.
The binding with chip at the head of the spine. The first edition of the Commedia edited by the Florentine Accademia della Crusca, the first language academy in the world, founded in , and thus the first modern critical edition, the result of the painstaking collation of about one hundred earlier manuscripts in order to improve the Aldine vulgata of Seller Inventory MC1-R9.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Published by Ulrico Hoepli From: Rometti Vincent Nice, France. About this Item: Ulrico Hoepli, Can you hear the buzzing crackle of that soft, gentle whisper….? So here goes…. Good topic to write about. I needed some inspiration today. On my desk are a couple of photo frames more important human and animal critters. I would love to replace this piece of furniture with an Asian style desk one day the antique type made of dark wood with gorgeous crimson designs….
A medium sized leather box sits atop a leather journal on the left hand side corner of my desk. Origen taught that the reading of Scripture could help move beyond elementary thoughts and discover the higher wisdom hidden in the "Word of God".
In Origen's approach the major interpretive element of Scripture is Christ. In his view all Scriptural texts are secondary to Christ and are only revelations in as much as they refer to Christ as The Word of God. In this view, using Christ as the "interpretive key" unlocks the message in Scriptural texts. In the 4th century, as the Desert Fathers began to seek God in the deserts of Palestine and Egypt, they produced early models of Christian monastic life that persisted in the Eastern Church.
These early communities gave rise to the tradition of a Christian life of "constant prayer" in a monastic setting. After Origen, Church Fathers such as St. Ambrose , St. Augustine , and St. However, the methods that they employed had precedents in the biblical period both in Hebrew and Greek.
A text that combines these traditions is Romans —10 where Apostle Paul refers to the presence of God's word in the believer's "mouth or heart". It was the recitation of the biblical text that provided the rationale for Lectio Divina. With the motto Ora et labora "Pray and work" , daily life in a Benedictine monastery consisted of three elements: liturgical prayer, manual labor and Lectio Divina , a quiet prayerful reading of the Bible.
Benedict wrote "Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore the brethren should have specified periods of manual labor as well as for prayerful reading [ lectio divina ]. The entire community in a monastery was to take part in the readings during Sunday, except those who had other tasks to perform. Early in the 12th century, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux was instrumental in re-emphasizing the importance of Lectio Divina within the Cistercian order.
Bernard considered Lectio Divina and contemplation guided by the Holy Spirit the keys to nourishing Christian spirituality. Seek in reading and you will find in meditation ; knock in prayer and it will be opened to you in contemplation — The four stages of Lectio Divina as taught by John of the Cross. The progression from Bible reading, to meditation, to prayer, to loving regard for God, was first formally described by Guigo II , a Carthusian monk and prior of Grande Chartreuse who died late in the 12th century.
Guigo II's book The Ladder of Monks is subtitled "a letter on the contemplative life" and is considered the first description of methodical prayer in the western mystical tradition. The fourth stage is when the prayer, in turn, points to the gift of quiet stillness in the presence of God, called contemplation. Guigo named the four steps of this "ladder" of prayer with the Latin terms lectio , meditatio , oratio , and contemplatio. Albert prescribed to Carmelites the daily prayerful pondering on the Word of God, namely to ruminate day and night the Divine Law.
Lectio Divina alongside the daily celebration of liturgy is to this day the pillar of prayer in Carmel. Lectio Divina was practiced by St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Dominican Order. Zutphen warned against considered meditation without reading of scripture, and taught that the reading prepares the mind, so meditation will not fall into error.
Frederick William Paine traveled widely as an agent of J. Search for:. Published by Ulrico Hoepli, Milano Colour expertly retouched in places with minimal repair at head of spines; contents with intermittent foxing, occasionally strong in vol I, otherwise generally clean. A good to Sectio Divina - Various - Last Aim (CD) good copy of the first translation into English of Dante's Divine Comedy. Overall a very sound and attractive copy of a truly rare seminal work in world literature. AmbroseSt. The second movement in Lectio Divina thus involves meditating upon and pondering on the scriptural passage.
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