Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Bernard Of Clairvaux And The Landscape Of Salvation

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Bernard's Apologia has long been interpreted as a bellwether of monastic and episcopal norms of art patronage contemporary with the Cistercian reform. Bernard imbibed pre-existing Cistercian artistic values as part of his novitiate at Cîteaux, and these shaped both his rejection in the Apologia of art deemed useless in a monastic context and the types of art and architecture he would use and endorse throughout his career. Bernard's attitude towards art and beauty can be more usefully divorced from the attitudes of medieval and modern commentators if we remember that, charismatic and prolific as he was, he was also a product of the Cistercian Order he had espoused.

Keywords:Apologia; Bernard; christian art; Clairvaux



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    A Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation