014: St. Bernard of Clairvaux with Fr. Isaac Slater, OCSO - St. Bernard's
014: St. Bernard of Clairvaux with Fr. Isaac Slater, OCSO

Feb 21, 2023

Charles and Heather talk with Fr. Isaac Slater about his book on St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Beyond Measure: The Poetics of the Image in Bernard of Clairvaux. Along the way, they also talk about the monastic life, attention, and Weil and Murdoch.


Fr. Isaac Slater, OCSO

Fr. Isaac Slater, OCSO, a monk of the Abbey of the Genesee, received a licentiate in historical theology from The Catholic University of America. His articles have appeared in journals including Literature and Theology, Cîteaux, and Cistercian Studies Quarterly. He has published two collections of poems, Surpassing Pleasure (Porcupine's Quill, 2011) and Lean (Grey Borders, 2016), along with a co-translation of poems by Hafiz of Shiraz, The Tangled Braid (Fons Vitae, 2010).

About Particular Good Podcast

The Particular Good podcast is focused on literature, theology, and philosophy. Our title is inspired by St. Thomas, who said humans by nature are made for particular goods. Elif Batumann, novelist and literary critic, pictures writers as bookkeepers keeping a double-ledger of life and literature, looking at people and objects in life and on pages and saying: what is it?

On the Particular Good podcast, our goal is to take out the ledger, pay attention, and pursue truth in its particular good.