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Pope Gregory the Great (590–604)

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0059
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the actions and policies of Gregory the Great as Pope between 590 and 604 and the significance of his papacy for the western Church. With the western provinces of the Empire now dismembered ... More


The Church of Rome in the Patristic Era

A. Edward Siecienski

in The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190245252
eISBN:
9780190245276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245252.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter deals with the early church’s developing view of the Bishop of Rome and how individual authors and the councils understood both the basis and limits of papal authority in light of their ... More


Peter in the Exegesis of the Fathers

A. Edward Siecienski

in The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190245252
eISBN:
9780190245276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245252.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter discusses how the fathers, East and West, read and commented upon the scriptural material concerning Peter and the post-biblical memory of his ministry in Rome. The fathers employed the ... More


Germany: Hartmann’s Gregorius and the Latin Poems

Brian Murdoch

in Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

Much attention has been paid to the Gregorius-tradition in Germany. The medieval German poem by Hartmann von Aue, based on the early French version, is important as a major work of literature, and ... More


Invisible Sin

Brian Murdoch

in Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks again at the Gregorius-story in terms of original sin and the inborn propensity to sin (as explained by Augustine), and of actual sin (in the Genesis-interpretation by Gregory the ... More


Bede’s Temple in its Intellectual Context

Conor O'Brien

in Bede’s Temple: An Image and its Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747086
eISBN:
9780191809347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Bede’s interpretation of the temple was shaped by the library and educational environment at the monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow. There his reading in patristics prepared him to apply a flexible, ... More


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