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Published: 25 April 2009

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199563555

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The Letters of Jerome

Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity

Andrew Cain

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • The first book length study of its kind on Jerome's letters
  • This study intersects with two topics that are presently "hot topics" in scholarship on the ancient world, self-presentation through literary texts and the mechanics of how authority was acquired and negotiated in the early church
  • Primary sources in Latin and Greek are provided in the footnotes to accompany their translation in the main text
  • The author's methodology is interdisciplinary and draws on a range of literary, historical, legal, and religious sources.
  • Contains a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on Jerome over the past 100 years and of more recent scholarship on manufactured authority more broadly in the Latin and Greek patristic traditions.