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Purgation in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines writers on purgatory in the sixth and seventh centuries, including Julianus Pomerius, Caesarius of Arles, and Gregory the Great. It also examines ideas about postmortem ... More


The Latin West

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although a few important elements remain shrouded in mystery, the history of the filioque in the West is a relatively well documented phenomenon. Although there are a few scattered references to the ... More


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


Gregory the Great's Prayer for Trajan

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The eighth and final chapter briefly surveys the history of posthumous salvation after Augustine. Central is a story told about Pope Gregory the Great (sixth century), who supposedly uttered a prayer ... More


Job and Innocent Suffering

David Brown

in Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270188
eISBN:
9780191600425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Three interpretations of the book are examined and the way in which they generated alternative trajectories for subsequent Jewish thinking in writings such as in the Testament ... More


Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Thomas L. Humphries, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book is about the Holy Spirit, monks, and other Catholic theologians who lived around the Mediterranean in the 5th and 6th centuries. It makes three interconnected arguments. The first argument ... More


Dialogue of Desire: Gregory’s Ascetic Pneumatology

Thomas L. Humphries

in Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter argues that Gregory, like Cassian, understands the Holy Spirit as the reformer of thoughts, desires, and affections, as well as the former of virtues. Gregory is also a devoted student ... More


The Consolation Tradition in the Latin Church

Ronald K. Rittgers

in The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter opens by observing that late medieval clergymen had another source available to them as they ministered to sick and suffering Christians: consolation literature. The chapter examines the ... More


Gregory the Great: Order in Chaos

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Gregory the Great’s doctrine of hell. Gregory’s account of postmortem punishment reveals how as pope he declares dogma, as a scholar he expounds theology, and as a preacher he ... More


“We Interpret Spiritual Truths to People Possessed of the Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:13): Studying the Bible with the Fathers of the Church

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the copies of works by Augustine (his Commentary on the Gradual Psalms, in Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f. 17) and Gregory I (his Homilies on the Gospels, in ... More


The Spirit in Contemplation and Allegory

Thomas L. Humphries

in Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter closes the arguments about Gregory as an Augustinian theologian who follows Cassian’s ascetic pneumatology. Gregory modifies some elements of Augustine’s theology (like the low ... More


Avarice and the Apocalypse

Richard Newhauser

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Reflecting on the history of the church and the stage of its turmoil in the 12th century, Gerhoh of Reichersberg found it necessary to draw on the language of the Apocalypse in describing the ... 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


The Gun(t)za and Abirhilt Manuscripts: Women and Their Books in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter gathers together the earliest evidence for book ownership and production in the Main Valley, demonstrating the association of these activities with women. The chapter also shows that we ... More


The Meanings of Angels

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Since angels were believed to live in a state of heavenly bliss far superior to earthly life, a number of late antique and early medieval churchmen advised their congregations to take angels as role ... 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


A Brief Sketch of the Tradition of Discretio (Including Discretio Spirituum)

Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

in Obeying the Truth: Discretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344512
eISBN:
9780199346479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter and the next two address the complex question of the sources of Catherine’s discretion. As a starting point, one needs to refer to the tradition of discretio spirituum (discernment of ... 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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