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Jerome: His Life, Writings, and Controversies By J.N.D. Kelly,

  • Title: Jerome: His Life, Writings, and Controversies
  • Author: J.N.D. Kelly
  • ISBN: 9781565630840
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jerome was to medieval biblical and historical scholarship what his contemporary Augustine was to medieval theology a founding father whose works were revered for centuries His knowledge of Greek and Hebrew equipped him to produce the Vulgate, the Latin version that was the official Bible of the Catholic church until recent decades Jerome s biblical commentaries blendedJerome was to medieval biblical and historical scholarship what his contemporary Augustine was to medieval theology a founding father whose works were revered for centuries His knowledge of Greek and Hebrew equipped him to produce the Vulgate, the Latin version that was the official Bible of the Catholic church until recent decades Jerome s biblical commentaries blended the insights of earlier writers with his own contributions His translations and expansions of some of the works of Eusebius put all subsequent church historians in his debt A beautifully written book, its text marked by clarity of thought and elegance of expression, wide ranging in its learning, yet delicately worked and immensely readable E.D Hunt, Journal of Roman Studies A superb biography so readable that it is easy to forget that practically every sentence is the fruit of research W.H.C Frend, New York Review of Books A masterpiece of scholarship Sunday Telegraph
    Jerome His Life Writings and Controversies Jerome was to medieval biblical and historical scholarship what his contemporary Augustine was to medieval theology a founding father whose works were revered for centuries His knowledge of Greek and

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    1. Kelly s portrait of this controversial monk, scholar, and polemicist is quite impressive It is hard to gave a fair account of a man who was not fair to his friends, let alone his enemies Jerome turned on the exegetes he valued the most and exaggerated his learning Telling fact from fiction is not always easy, even for a seasoned scholar In addition, Kelly points out that not much is known about the first half of Jerome s life.I only have one criticism A closer examination of Jerome s rhetoric an [...]

    2. When you cross Jerome s brutal satire with JND Kelly s dry wit, the result is overwhelming Jerome s gifts were in style and work ethic and not really in profound thought Even where he is atrociously wrong, he cannot help but be entertaining Jerome struggled with the passions and he hints some of those were sexual in nature cf Letter 22.7 Unlike other monks who engaged in bodily deprivations, Jerome found deliverance in learning a new language Hebrew Kelly 50, quoting letter 125.Besides his tran [...]

    3. Walt Wallace and Rich Hyde, both friends from high school, attended Union Theological Seminary with me Richard worked an internship for a while with Christianity in Crisis, located just across Broadway from Hastings Hall where we both lived One of the perks there was having the ability to pick up review copies of books sent to the magazine No one wanted this one apparently, so Richard gave it to me.I had liked Kelly s Early Christian Doctrines quite a lot when we used it as a seminary textbook I [...]

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