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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 more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415199069
  • 9780415199063
  • 853,211

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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 Studiesshow more

Table of contents

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 Indexshow more