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Title A companion to Gregory the Great / edited by Bronwen Neil and Matthew Dal Santo
Published Boston : Brill, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 427 pages) : illustrations
Series Brill's companions to the Christian tradition ; 47
Brill's companions to the Christian tradition ; 47
Contents Contributors; Abbreviations; List of Figures; Editors' Preface; Part 1 The Life and Context of Gregory I; 1. The Papacy in the Age of Gregory the Great; 2. Gregory's Missions to the Barbarians; 3. Gregory the Great, the Empire and the Emperor; 4. Gregory the Great and Monasticism; 5. Gregory and the Greek East; Part 2 Gregory's Theological Vision; 6. The Theology of Gregory the Great: Christ, Salvation andthe Church; 7. Gregory's Eschatology; 8. Gregory's Moral Theology: Divine Providence and Human Responsibility
9. Gregory's Model of Spiritual Direction in the Liber RegulaePastoralis10. Hagiography and the Cult of Saints; Part 3 Literary Aspects of Gregory's Works; 11. Gregory's Literary Inheritance; 12. Gregory's Exegesis: Old and New Ways of Approaching theScriptural Text; 13. A Cooperative Correspondence: The Letters of Gregory theGreat; Part 4 Reception; 14. The Legacy of Gregory the Great in the Latin West; 15. Gregory the Great in the Byzantine Tradition; 16. The Reception of Gregory in the Renaissance and Reformation; Bibliography; General Index
Summary What made Pope Gregory I "great"? If the Middle Ages had no difficulty recognizing Gregory as one of its most authoritative points of reference, modern readers have not always found this question as easy to answer. As with any great figure, however, there are two sides to Gregory - the historical and the universal. 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 development of human thought and described human experience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-418) and index
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Subject Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604.
Form Electronic book
Author Dal Santo, Matthew, editor
Neil, Bronwen, editor
ISBN 1299975941 (ebk)
9004257764 (electronic bk.)
9781299975941 (ebk)
9789004257764 (electronic bk.)