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The Making of a Christian Writer

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Jerome's earliest attempts to describe himself as a scholar and an adherent of Christian asceticism. Jerome appears in the literary record as a young Latin ascetic resident in ... More


Erasmus’s Vita Hieronymi (1516): Taking Editorial Work Personally

Douglas S. Pfeiffer

in Authorial Personality and the Making of Renaissance Texts: The Force of Character

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198714163
eISBN:
9780191782589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714163.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Chapter 3 shows how Erasmus refines the humanist practice of extrapolating authorial character from textual evidence, making it into the interpretive engine powering both his ambitious edition of ... More


Interpretation and the Construction of Jerome's Authority

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jerome believed that the task of the commentator was to convey what others have said, not to advance his own interpretations. However, an examination of his commentaries on the Prophets shows that ... More


Experiments in Exegesis

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jerome became more willing to distance himself from his Greek sources and to emphasize his independent access to Jewish materials as his scholarly method matured. In order to represent his use of ... More


The Book and the Voice

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Throughout his works, Jerome makes constant reference to his reliance on stenographers to take dictation as he composes. In a few texts he reports that his assistants also read to him. These modes of ... More


Jerome's Library

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jerome's method as a commentator was framed explicitly in terms of reliance on earlier authorities. By making the citation and paraphrase of a range of earlier writers' works central to his ... More


Toward a Monastic Order of Books

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter collects evidence for the physical appearance of Jerome's books, their format, materials, and cost. A reconstruction of the physical form of the books that Jerome used situates his ... More


Readers and Patrons

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jerome had no choice but to cede control of his works to his readers and patrons. In some cases, this loss of control began even before he started work on a new project. Like some of his ... More


Introduction

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to interpret Saint Jerome's career as a biblical scholar and Christian writer within its immediate historical context, in the ... More


The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Megan Hale Williams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first ... More


Jerome in a Dress

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Introduction begins by analyzing a miniature in the Belles Heures of Jean de Berry, which relates the legend of how Saint Jerome is subjected to a practical joke in which he mistakenly ... More


Philosophy and Simplicity: The Problem of Classical Education in Early Christian Biography

Samuel Rubenson

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the issue of education in early Christian biography. It analyzes eight biographies of several saints including Life of St. Antony, Life of St. Paul the Hermit, and De vita ... More


Epilogue

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the internal dynamics of Jerome's cultural program and evaluates its larger historical, or even intellectual, significance. Everything that Jerome did, thought, and wrote was ... More


The Black Swan: Two Orations for Ermolao Barbaro (1453)

in Complete Writings: Letterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, Orations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226590073
eISBN:
9780226590097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590097.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Isotta Nogarola, an Italian-born French author dedicated two orations to Ermolao Barbaro when he came to Verona as the city's bishop in 1453, the first of these an encomium congratulating him on his ... More


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