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The Earliest Life Of Gregory The Great

Author : Anonymous Monk of Whitby
ISBN : 0521313848
Genre : History
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In his role of apostle of the English and promoter of Augustine's mission, Gregory the Great became the subject of what is one of the earliest pieces of literature surviving from the Anglo-Saxon period: a Life written by an unknown author at Whitby around 680-704. Although crude in its latinity and idiosyncratic in its presentation, this work is a fascinating source of early traditions about the conversion of the English - including the famous story of Gregory's encounter with the Anglian slave boys - and an important witness to the veneration felt for the saint himself. It casts valuable light on English history in the seventh century, particularly on the career of Edwin of Northumbria, and is the source of two of the most famous legends of the Middle Ages, the Mass of St Gregory and the story of Trajan's rescue from hell. The Life of Gregory seems to be the earliest of the Saints' lives of this period and it is in many ways the most remarkable.
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Gregory The Great

Author : George E. Demacopoulos
ISBN : 9780268077860
Genre : Religion
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Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward mysticism, exegesis, and the role of the saints in the life of the church. The scale of Gregory's administrative activity in both the ecclesial and civic affairs of Rome also helped to make possible the formation of the medieval papacy. Gregory disciplined malcontent clerics, negotiated with barbarian rulers, and oversaw the administration of massive estates that employed thousands of workers. Scholars have often been perplexed by the two sides of Gregory—the monkish theologian and the calculating administrator. George E. Demacopoulos's study is the first to advance the argument that there is a clear connection between the pontiff's thought and his actions. By exploring unique aspects of Gregory's ascetic theology, wherein the summit of Christian perfection is viewed in terms of service to others, Demacopoulos argues that the very aspects of Gregory's theology that made him distinctive were precisely the factors that structured his responses to the practical crises of his day. With a comprehensive understanding of Christian history that resists the customary bifurcation between Christian East and Christian West, Demacopoulos situates Gregory within the broader movements of Christianity and the Roman world that characterize the shift from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. This fresh reading of Gregory's extensive theological and practical works underscores the novelty and nuance of Gregory as thinker and bishop.
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Reading The Gospels With Gregory The Great

Author : Pope Gregory I
ISBN : 1879007444
Genre : Religion
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Gregory the Great (c. 560-604 C.E.) occupies a key position in the development of Christian commentary on the Scriptures. Pope and political leader during a chaotic era of transition in the history of Western Europe, he may be best known for his famous encounter with English children in the Roman slave market and his commissioning of St. Augustine of Canterbury's subsequent mission to England. Gregory's "Homilies on the Gospels" were first preached in 591-92, early in his papacy, and were very popular for their vigorous and engaging style. Using simple words to preach to the nobles and common people of Rome, Gregory employs metaphors, analogies, stories and images to answer basic questions of faith. His exegetical interpretation may often seem simplistic to the modern reader, but shows his dependence on earlier patristic tradition and reveals his pastoral heart. -- Book cover.
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The Dialogues Of Saint Gregory The Great

Author : Edmund G. Gardner
ISBN : 9781889758947
Genre : History
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Originally published: The dialogues of Saint Gregory. London; Boston: P.L. Warner, 1911. With new pref.
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The Thought Of Gregory The Great

Author : G. R. Evans
ISBN : 052136826X
Genre : History
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A study of Gregory's thought, and the balance he sought between the active and the contemplative.
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Gregory The Great And His World

Author : R. A. Markus
ISBN : 0521586089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A very important study of Gregory the Great by a major scholar, author of The End of Ancient Christianity.
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Gregory The Great On The Song Of Songs

Author : Mark DelCogliano
ISBN : 9780879072445
Genre : Religion
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In his literary corpus, Gregory the Great (+604) encapsulated the best of patristic theology and spirituality, bequeathing a rich legacy to generations of Christians who lived after him. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in his exegesis of the Song of Songs. Gregorys interpretation of this popular Old Testament book not only owes much to Christian exegetes who preceded him, such as Origen, but also profoundly influenced later Western Latin exegetes of the Song, such as Bernard of Clairvaux. Gregory wrote a short commentary on the Song of Songs, and his voluminous writings are filled with interpretations of this biblical book. Later monastic writers combed through his corpus and compiled excerpts in which he interpreted passages from the Song of Songs. This volume includes translations of Gregory the Greats work Exposition on the Song of Songs, as well as the florilegia compiled by Paterius (Gregorys secretary) and the Venerable Bede, and, finally, William of Saint Thierrys Excerpts from the Books of Blessed Gregory on the Song of Songs. It is now the key resource for reading and studying Gregorys interpretation of the Song of Songs.
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Gregory The Great

Author : John C. Cavadini
ISBN : 9780268077075
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A group of renowned North American scholars gathered at the University of Notre Dame in 1993 for a symposium on Pope Gregory the Great (550–604). This volume presents essays delivered at the conference, together with additional contributions. In these essays Gregory 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 has inspired projects of interpretation and development in later periods up to and including our own.
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Gregory The Great

Author : Senior Lecturer in History John Moorhead
ISBN : 0415233895
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gregory's life culminated in his holding the office of pope (590 - 604). He is generally regarded as one of the outstanding figures in the long line of popes, and by the late ninth century had come to be known as 'the Great'. Along with Ambrose, Jerome and Augustine, he played a critical role in the history of his time, while during the middle ages his intellectual influence was second only to that of Augustine. This volume provides a biographical and intellectual context to Gregory the Great, and new translations of his most influential writings.
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Pastoral Rule

Author : Gregory the Great
ISBN : 9781647980023
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Pastoral Rule, written around 590 A.D. by Pope Gregory I , outlines the role of the clergy. It was immensely influential, and Byzantine Emperor Maurice ordered that it be translated into Greek and given to every bishop.
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Gregory The Great

Author : Carole Straw
ISBN : 0520909879
Genre : History
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Gregory I (590-604) is often considered the first medieval pope and the first exponent of a truly medieval spirituality. Carole Straw places Gregory in his historical context and considers the many facets of his personality—monk, preacher, and pope—in order to elucidate the structure of his thought and present a unified, thematic interpretation of his spiritual concerns.
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The Sacred Writings Of Gregory The Great Annotated Edition

Author : Gregory the Great
ISBN : 9783849621315
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"The Sacred Writings Of ..." provides you with the essential works among the Christian writings. The volumes cover the beginning of Christianity until medieval times. This volume is accurately annotated, including * an extensive biography of the author and his life This edition contains all 14 book of Gregory's epistles.
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The Life Of St Benedict

Author : Pope St. Gregory the Great
ISBN : 9781505103366
Genre : Religion
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The famous, classic life of St. Benedict, filled with miracles, holy stories and inspiring idealism. Delightful reading for all ages. Describes much of what is known about St. Benedict, including the founding of the Benedictine order.
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Gregory The Great

Author : F. Holmes Dudden
ISBN : 9781592448272
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Rome And The North

Author : Jr. Bremmer Rh
ISBN : 9042910542
Genre : History
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The very appellation, 'Gregory the Great', already indicates the quite unusual prestige and authority of this early-medieval pope. For the Germanic-speaking peoples in the North, Gregory's prominence depended, above all else, on his seminal role in their conversion. In 596 he sent Augustine on a mission to England, to convert the newly-settled Anglo-Saxons to the christian faith - a task which met with immediate success, and which has soon brought to complete fruition. This achievement secured a place of great respect for Gregory in England, where the first Life was written, around 700. Gregory's written oeuvre, too, was in great demand, and much of it was translated into Old English. Within three generations of their conversion, the Anglo-Saxons in their turn were sending missionaries to the Continent to preach the Gospel to Franks, Frisians and Saxons. Missionaries such as Willibrord and Boniface took support and inspiration from Gregory's pastoral advice to Augustine, which had already been recorded in the historical accounts of the Venerable Bede. The same reverence for Gregory accompanied the Anglo-Saxon missionaries to the continent, and later, to Scandinavia. The present volume presents a survey of the reception of Gregory's works, as this emerges in the international Latin culture of Europe, and in the early- and high-medieval vernaculars of Anglo-Saxon England, South and North Germany, the Low Countries, Frisia, and Scandinavia and Iceland. Special attention is paid to Gregory's Moralia in Job, the Homilies on Ezechiel and on the Gospels, the Pastoral Rule and the Dialogues. The contributors - from the United States, Canada, England, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands - are specialist scholars in the relevant fields, and their contributions have been commisioned for this volume. These essays, as a group, comprise an important and up-to-date survey of Gregory's profound influence on both the literary culture of the Germanic-speaking peoples and the pastoral practice of their clergy. Through the many innovating approaches of the contributors, the book offers a challenging starting point for further research. Rome and the North is thus of interest to all students and scholars of medieval literature, theology and history and especially to medievalists interested in the lasting legacy bequeathed by Gregory to the medieval Germanic-speaking world.
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The Life Of St Benedict Gregory The Great

Author : Adalbert de Vogüé
ISBN : 0932506771
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Preeminent monastic scholar Adalbert de Vogue analyzes and comments on Book II of the Dialogues of Pope Saint Gregory the Great -- the Life of Saint Benedict, Father of Western monasticism and Patron of Europe. Full of wisdom, insight and refreshing anecdotes.
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The Liturgy Of The Presanctified Gifts Of St Gregory The Great Orthodox Service Books Number 3

Author : Fr. Joseph Irvin
ISBN : 9780359512003
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The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is a Byzantine Rite liturgical service which is performed during Great Lent wherein communion is received from Gifts (the Body and Blood of Christ) that are sanctified (consecrated) in advance, hence its name. Great Lent is a season of repentance, fasting, and intensified prayer when the more frequent reception of communion is desirable; yet the joyful character of the full Divine Liturgy is not in keeping with this somberness, so the Presanctified is substituted. It is normally celebrated on Wednesdays, Fridays, and some feast days, the 5th Thursday of Lent, and on the first three days of Holy Week. It was first documented by Pope St. Gregory I (540–604), who had been the Papal Legate to Constantinople. At one time it was supposed that he had composed the Liturgy himself, but now it is generally thought that he simply recorded what was otherwise being practiced at Constantinople. In the Presanctified Liturgy itself, he is still commemorated as its traditional author.
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