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Published: 27 October 2016

278 Pages


ISBN: 9780198788225

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Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan

Brian P. Dunkle, SJ

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Offers the first comprehensive study of Ambrose's hymns in English
  • Engages with literature on Ambrose, early Christian hymns and poetry, and doctrinal dispute in the fourth century
  • Shows how close attention to the early reception of Ambrose's hymns illuminates both Ambrose's methods and the influences shaping the expansion of popular hymns and learned Christian poetry in the early Latin church
  • Contributes to the emerging consensus on the authenticity of thirteen hymns as genuinely Ambrosian