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The Thought of Gregory the Great : Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought - G. R. Evans

The Thought of Gregory the Great

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought

Paperback Published: 26th December 1988
ISBN: 9780521368261
Number Of Pages: 176

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Gregory the Great was, after Augustine of Hippo, perhaps the most influential of the Fathers in the Latin West during the Middle Ages. He put Augustine's thought into a form which proved accessible and acceptable to mediaeval readers, and he added much of his own, notably in his preaching, in which he interpreted the Bible with equal emphasis on the practical living of a good Christian life and the aspiration of the soul towards God and the life to come. This study looks at Gregory's thought as a whole and tries to show what was most important to him and the way he arrived at a balance between the active and the contemplative, the 'outward' and the 'inward' in his own mind. There is a tailpiece on the influence of his ideas in later centuries.

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Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Gregory's lifep. 3
Gregory's world of thoughtp. 7
Considerationp. 17
Talk Of Godp. 27
Gregory's world of discoursep. 29
Languagep. 36
Signs, prophecy and miraclesp. 41
Speculative theologyp. 55
Moral theologyp. 69
The art of preachingp. 75
The preacherp. 80
Exegesisp. 87
Inward And Outward: Spirituality In The Worldp. 97
Light and silencep. 99
Contemplation and actionp. 105
Monastic orderp. 112
Rectus Ordop. 117
The bishopp. 123
Divisionp. 130
Conclusionp. 143
Select bibliographyp. 155
Indexp. 162
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ISBN: 9780521368261
ISBN-10: 052136826X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 26th December 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.12  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.25

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