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Jerome

Stefan Rebenich

Jerome

Stefan Rebenich

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"Jerome (c.A.D. 347-420) was the father of the Latin Bible, the Vulgate, and brought the traditions of classical rhetoric and Christian exegesis more closely together than any other early Christian writer. A major intellectual force in the early church, he mediated between eastern and western theology. His novelistic lives of the saints encapsulated Christian aspirations in an attractive literary form. As an ascetic and an often irascible mentor to many Christian men and women, he shaped the ideals of Christian chastity and poverty for generations." "Through a representative selection of translated works from Jerome's voluminous output, Stefan Rebenich analyses the saint's career as a Christian writer, his social and theological context, and his role in the public discourse on orthodoxy and asceticism. Combining informed and accessible commentary on the extracts with some provocative reassessments, the book will help readers to a more balanced portrait of a complex and brilliant, if not always likeable, man."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

- Publisher Preface Part 1. Introduction 1. From Stridon to Aquileia: Between Career and Conversion 2. Antioch and Chalcis: The Making of an Ascetic Champion 3. Constantinople: The Formation of a Christian Writer 4. Rome: High-Flying Hopes and Deep Fall 5. Bethlehem (I): The Origenist Controversy 6. Bethlehem (II): The Biblical Scholar Part 2. Translations 7. The Novelist: Letter 1 to Innocentius 8. The Theologian: Letter 15 to Damasus 9. The Chronographer: Preface to the Chronicle of Eusebius 10. The Epistolographer: Letter 31 to Eustochium 11. The Satirist: Letter 40 to Marcella concerning Onasus 12. The Biographer: The Life of Malchus the Captive Monk 13. The Biblical Scholar: Preface to the Book of Hebrew Questions 14. The Literary Historian: Lives of Famous Men 15. The Translator: The Preface to the Vulgate version of the Pentateuch 16. The Controversialist: Against Vigilantius 17. The Threnodist: Letter 127 to Principia 18. The Ascetic Expert: Letter 128 to Pacatula Part III Bibliography Jerome's Works Secondary Literature Notes Index

- Publisher As a scholar, writer and ascetic, Jerome was a major intellectual force in the early Church and influenced the ideals of Christian chastity and poverty for many generations after his death. This book assembles a representative selection of his voluminous output. It will help readers to a balanced portrait of a complex and brilliant, but not always likeable man.

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"Jerome (c.A.D. 347-420) was the father of the Latin Bible, the Vulgate, and brought the traditions of classical rhetoric and Christian exegesis more closely together than any other early Christian writer. A major intellectual force in the early church, he mediated between eastern and western theology. His novelistic lives of the saints encapsulated Christian aspirations in an attractive literary form. As an ascetic and an often irascible mentor to many Christian men and women, he shaped the ideals of Christian chastity and poverty for generations." "Through a representative selection of translated works from Jerome's voluminous output, Stefan Rebenich analyses the saint's career as a Christian writer, his social and theological context, and his role in the public discourse on orthodoxy and asceticism. Combining informed and accessible commentary on the extracts with some provocative reassessments, the book will help readers to a more balanced portrait of a complex and brilliant, if not always likeable, man."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Preface Part 1. Introduction 1. From Stridon to Aquileia: Between Career and Conversion 2. Antioch and Chalcis: The Making of an Ascetic Champion 3. Constantinople: The Formation of a Christian Writer 4. Rome: High-Flying Hopes and Deep Fall 5. Bethlehem (I): The Origenist Controversy 6. Bethlehem (II): The Biblical Scholar Part 2. Translations 7. The Novelist: Letter 1 to Innocentius 8. The Theologian: Letter 15 to Damasus 9. The Chronographer: Preface to the Chronicle of Eusebius 10. The Epistolographer: Letter 31 to Eustochium 11. The Satirist: Letter 40 to Marcella concerning Onasus 12. The Biographer: The Life of Malchus the Captive Monk 13. The Biblical Scholar: Preface to the Book of Hebrew Questions 14. The Literary Historian: Lives of Famous Men 15. The Translator: The Preface to the Vulgate version of the Pentateuch 16. The Controversialist: Against Vigilantius 17. The Threnodist: Letter 127 to Principia 18. The Ascetic Expert: Letter 128 to Pacatula Part III Bibliography Jerome's Works Secondary Literature Notes Index
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As a scholar, writer and ascetic, Jerome was a major intellectual force in the early Church and influenced the ideals of Christian chastity and poverty for many generations after his death. This book assembles a representative selection of his voluminous output. It will help readers to a balanced portrait of a complex and brilliant, but not always likeable man.
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  • Catalogue Code 186297
  • Product Code 0415199069
  • EAN 9780415199063
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Nov 2002
  • Sales Rank #20673
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.284kg

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