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.
Table of Contents
Part 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 FROM STRIDON TO AQUILEIA; Chapter 2 ANTIOCH AND CHALCIS; Chapter 3 CONSTANTINOPLE; Chapter 4 ROME; Chapter 5 BETHLEHEM (I); Chapter 6 BETHLEHEM (II); Part 2 TRANSLATIONS; Chapter 7 THE NOVELIST; Chapter 8 THE THEOLOGIAN; Chapter 9 THE CHRONOGRAPHER; Chapter 10 THE EPISTOLOGRAPHER; Chapter 11 THE SATIRIST; Chapter 12 THETHE BIBLICAL SCHOLAR; Chapter 14 THE LITERARY HISTORIAN; Chapter 15 THE TRANSLATOR; Chapter 16 THE CONTROVERSIALIST; Chapter 17 THE THRENODIST; Chapter 18 THE ASCETIC EXPERT; Part 3 BIBLIOGRAPHY; Chapter 19 JEROME'S WORKS; Chapter 20 SECONDARY LITERATURE;
'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