A Companion to Gregory the Great

The contributors to this handbook look at Gregory’s “greatness” from both of these angles: what made Gregory stand out among his contemporaries; and what is unique about Gregory’s contribution through his many written works to the ...

Author: Bronwen Neil

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004257764

Category: Religion

Page: 453

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The handbook offers an assessment of Gregory's activities and achievements as bishop of Rome (590-604), and considers his legacy of literary works, and their reception from the early Middle Ages to the Reformation.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics

Ekonomou, Andrew J. (2007), Byzantine Rome and the Greek Popes: Eastern Influences on Rome and the Papacy from Gregory the Great to Zacharias, 590–752 A.D. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Fontaine, Jacques (1973), “Chronique de Littérature ...

Author: Ken Parry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119517733

Category: Religion

Page: 546

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This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields. Challenges accepted definitions of patristics and the patristic period – in particular questioning the Western framework in which the field has traditionally been constructed Includes the work of authors who wrote in languages other than Latin and Greek, including those within the Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, and Arabic Christian traditions Examines the reception history of prominent as well as lesser-known figures, debating the role of each, and exploring why many have undergone periods of revived interest Offers synthetic accounts of a number of topics central to patristic studies, including scripture, scholasticism, and the Reformation Demonstrates the continuing role of these writings in enriching and inspiring our understanding of Christianity

The Reformation 500 Years Later

Bronwen Neil and Matthew Dal Santo, A Companion to Gregory the Great (Leiden: Brill, 2013), Preface, xix. 7. Quoted in Bronwen Neil, “The Papacy in the Age of Gregory the Great,” in Bronwen Neil and Matthew Dal Santo, A Companion to ...

Author: Benjamin Wiker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621577065

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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2017 is the 500th year anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his Ninety-five Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the event marking the beginning of the Reformation—and the end of unified Christianity. For Catholics, it was an unjustified rebellion by the heterodox. For Protestants, it was the release of true and purified Christianity from centuries-old enslavement to corruption, idolatry, and error. So what is the truth about the Reformation? To mark the 500th anniversary, historian Benjamin Wiker gives us 12 Things You Need to Know About the Reformation, a straight-forward account of the world-changing event that rejects the common distortions of Catholic, Protestant, Marxist, Freudian, or secularist retellings.

A Companion to Late Antique Literature

The reception of Gregory in the Renaissance and Reformation. In: A Companion to Gregory the Great (ed. Bronwen Neil and Matthew Dal Santo), 359–386. Leiden: Brill. Love, Rosalind C. (2012). The Latin commentaries on Boethius' De ...

Author: Scott McGill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118830345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Noted scholars in the field explore the rich variety of late antique literature With contributions from leading scholars in the field, A Companion to Late Antique Literature presents a broad review of late antique literature. The late antique period encompasses a significant transitional era in literary history from the mid-third century to the early seventh century. The Companion covers notable Greek and Latin texts of the period and provides a varied overview of literature written in six other late antique languages. Comprehensive in scope, this important volume presents new research, methodologies, and significant debates in the field. The Companion explores the histories, forms, features, audiences, and uses of the literature of the period. This authoritative text: Provides an inclusive overview of late antique literature Offers the widest survey to date of the literary traditions and forms of the period, including those in several languages other than Greek and Latin Presents the most current research and new methodologies in the field Contains contributions from an international group of contributors Written for students and scholars of late antiquity, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative review of the literature from the era.

The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability

Gregory the Great, Morals on the Book of Job, trans. John Henry Parker (London: J.G.F. and J. Rivington, 1844), e Epistle, V. For the Latin text, see Gregory the Great, Moralia in Iob, Patrologia Latina (PL) 76, col. 251. 2.

Author: Keri Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000553451

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability explores disability in visual culture to uncover the ways in which bodily and cognitive differences are articulated physically and theoretically, and to demonstrate the ways in which disability is culturally constructed. This companion is organized thematically and includes artists from across historical periods and cultures in order to demonstrate the ways in which disability is historically and culturally contingent. The book engages with questions such as: How are people with disabilities represented in art? How are notions of disability articulated in relation to ideas of normality, hybridity, and anomaly? How do artists use visual culture to affirm or subvert notions of the normative body? Contributors consider the changing role of disability in visual culture, the place of representations in society, and the ways in which disability studies engages with and critiques intersectional notions of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. This book will be particularly useful for scholars in art history, disability studies, visual culture, and museum studies.

A Companion to Job in the Middle Ages

Gregory was keen to reassure them of God's care for the world, lest they conclude that they suffer so miserably ... “Gregory's Moral Theology: Divine Providence and Human Responsibility,” in A Companion to Gregory the Great, (eds.) ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004329645

Category: History

Page: 497

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A Companion to Job in the Middle Ages provides a thorough introduction to the wide range of interpretations of Job produced in the medieval Christian West, from those in exegetical and theological works to those in poetry and art.

Clerical Continence in Twelfth Century England and Byzantium

For what follows, see A. Louth, 'Gregory the Great in the Byzantine Tradition', in A Companion to Gregory the Great, eds. B. Neil and M. Dal Santo (Leiden, 2013), 343–58. On Gregory the Great and his relation with the East, ...

Author: Maroula Perisanidi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351024600

Category: History

Page: 194

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Why did the medieval West condemn clerical marriage as an abomination while the Byzantine Church affirmed its sanctifying nature? This book brings together ecclesiastical, legal, social, and cultural history in order to examine how Byzantine and Western medieval ecclesiastics made sense of their different rules of clerical continence. Western ecclesiastics condemned clerical marriage for three key reasons: married clerics could alienate ecclesiastical property for the sake of their families; they could secure careers in the Church for their sons, restricting ecclesiastical positions and lands to specific families; and they could pollute the sacred by officiating after having had sex with their wives. A comparative study shows that these offending risk factors were absent in twelfth-century Byzantium: clerics below the episcopate did not have enough access to ecclesiastical resources to put the Church at financial risk; clerical dynasties were understood within a wider frame of valued friendship networks; and sex within clerical marriage was never called impure in canon law, as there was little drive to use pollution discourses to separate clergy and laity. These facts are symptomatic of a much wider difference between West and East, impinging on ideas about social order, moral authority, and reform.

The Song of Songs in the Early Middle Ages

Together, Gregory the Great and Bede made the “ecclesiological interpretation” of the Song of Songs the predominant ... “Gregory's Exegesis: Old and New Ways of Approaching the Scriptural Text,” in A Companion to Gregory the Great, ed.

Author: Hannah W. Matis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004389250

Category: History

Page: 263

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Hannah Matis examines how a biblical text was read by the most important figures within the ninth-century Carolingian Reform to think about the nature of Christ and the church.

Conflict and Negotiation in the Early Church

The bulk of these are from the archive of Gregory I. Several studies of this pope's letters are presented in the Brill Companion to Gregory the Great, including a chapter which reconstructs the institutions of the papacy from Gregory's ...

Author: Bronwen Neil

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 9780813232775

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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Recent decades have seen great progress made in scholarship towards understanding the major civic role played by bishops of the eastern and western churches of Late Antiquity. Brownen Neil and Pauline Allen explore and evaluate one aspect of this civic role, the negotiation of religious conflict. Conflict and Negotiation in the Early Church focuses on the period 500 to 700 CE, one of the least documented periods in the history of the church, but also one of the most formative, whose conflicts resonate still in contemporary Christian communities, especially in the Middle East. To uncover the hidden history of this period and its theological controversies, Neil and Allen have tapped a little known written source, the letters that were exchanged by bishops, emperors and other civic leaders of the sixth and seventh centuries. This was an era of crisis for the Byzantine empire, at war first with Persia, and then with the Arab forces united under the new faith of Islam. Official letters were used by the churches of Rome and Constantinople to pursue and defend their claims to universal and local authority, a constant source of conflict. As well as the east-west struggle, Christological disagreements with the Syrian church demanded increasing attention from the episcopal and imperial rulers in Constantinople, even as Rome set itself adrift and looked to the West for new allies. From this troubled period, 1500 letters survive in Greek, Latin, and Syriac. With translations of a number of these, many rendered into English for the first time, Conflict and Negotiation in the Early Church examines the ways in which diplomatic relations between churches were developed, and in some cases hindered or even permanently ruptured, through letter-exchange at the end of Late Antiquity.

A Companion to Gregory of Tours

Although Gregory was moderate in mentioning his own family in his works, his appearances in person throughout his ... to constitute the best way of reaching Gregory's personality, because they unquestionably reveal the subjects to which ...

Author: Alexander C. Murray

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004307001

Category: History

Page: 685

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Gregory, bishop of Tours (573-594), wrote history, hagiography, and ecclesiastical instruction. A Companion to Gregory of Tours brings together twelve scholars who provide an expert guide to interpreting his works, his period, and his legacy in religious and historical studies.