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Jerome : The Early Church Fathers - Stefan Rebenich


The Early Church Fathers

Paperback Published: 5th September 2002
ISBN: 9780415199063
Number Of Pages: 224

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Jerome (AD 347-420) brought the traditions of classical rhetoric and Christian exegesis more closely together than any other early Christian writer, many of whom saw classical culture as an enemy to be rejected. As a scholar and commentator on the Bible and an indefatigable translator from Hebrew, Jerome was a major intellectual force in the early church. His novelistic lives of the saints encapsulated Christian aspirations in an attractive literary form. As an ascetic and an (often irascible) mentor to many young Christian men and women, he shaped the ideals of Christian chastity and poverty for generations to come. This book assembles a representative selection of his voluminous output, and will help readers to a balanced portrait of a complex and brilliant, but not always likeable man.

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'The book succeeds in achieving much in a short compass ... We should be grateful for a volume which provides both an informed introduction to Jerome for those unfamiliar with him and a stimulus to new thinking for his cognoscenti.' - Journal of Roman Studies

from Stridon to Aquileia: Between Career and Conversion
Antioch and Chalcis: The Making of an Ascetic Champion
Constantinople: The Formation of a Christian Writer
Rome: High-Flying Hopes and Deep Fall
Bethlehem (I): The Origenist Controversy
Bethlehem (II): The Biblical Scholar
The Novelist: Letter 1 to Innocentius
The Theologian: Letter 15 to Damasus
The Chronographer: Preface to the Chronicle of Eusebius
The Epistolographer: Letter 31 to Eustochium
The Satirist: Letter 40 to Marcella concerning Onasus
The Biographer: The Life of Malchus the Captive Monk
The Biblical Scholar: Preface to the Book of Hebrew Questions
The Literary Historian: Lives of Famous Men
The Translator: The Preface to the Vulgate version of the Pentateuch
The Controversialist: Against Vigilantius
The Threnodist: Letter 127 to Principia
The Ascetic Expert: Letter 128 to Pacatula
Bibliography Jerome's Works Secondary Literature
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ISBN: 9780415199063
ISBN-10: 0415199069
Series: The Early Church Fathers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1