Dolan, James C. Books

Tractatus Super Psalmum Vicesimum of Richard Rolle of Hampole
1991 0-7734-9666-1
A critical edition with translation of Richard Rolle's tropological commentary on Psalm XX. Of interest to biblical scholars, especially since, despite the fact that Rolle wrote complete Latin and English psalters, it is the only psalm he chose for separate treatment. It is an essay in commentary form that marks an important step in his developing understanding of mystical experience. The general reader will enjoy Rolle's way of bringing the mystical down to earth; his warm, often passionate prose style; and his lively sense of life in the fourteenth century.