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Author Demacopoulos, George E

Title Gregory the Great ascetic, pastor, and first man of Rome / Demacopoulos, George E
Published [S.l.] : University of Notre Dame Press, 2015
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Contents Part 1. Gregory as ascetic theologian -- A theology of asceticism -- Fall, redemption, and the ascetic's filter -- Ecclesiology and the rhetoric of episcopal equality -- Some mystical attributes of Gregory's ascetic theology -- part 2. Gregory as pastoral theologian -- The importance of spiritual leadership -- The recruitment of leaders -- The tasks of the spiritual leader -- The impediments to effective leadership -- Part 3. Gregory as "first man" of Rome -- The Rome of Gregory's imagination -- Ever the praefect: Gregory's "secular" responsibilities -- Gregory's ascetic program and its opponents -- Prefect of the Roman church -- Spreading Christianity beyond the Roman world -- The steward of Peter's tomb -- Conclusion: The apostolic steward
Summary In this collection of essays, Gregory the Great emerges as a figure both interpreting and interpreted: interpreting the past; receiving, synthesizing, and developing the teachings of earlier writers; and, by this very process, presenting a persuasive theological and pastoral agenda which itself inspires ongoing projects of interpretation and development in later periods up to and including our own. (Publisher)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-231) and index
Subject Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604
Gregor I. Papst 542-604
Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604.
Genre/Form Biografie.
Form Electronic book
Author Muse, Project
ISBN 026807786X
Other Titles Gregory the Great ascetic, pastor, and first man of Rome (Online)