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Author Meconi, David Vincent,
Title Peter Chrysologus / David Vincent Meconi, S.J.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.

Author Meconi, David Vincent,
Series The early church fathers
Early church fathers.
Subject Peter, Chrysologus, Saint, Archbishop of Ravenna, approximately 400-450.
Jesus Christ -- Person and offices -- Early works to 1800.
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Sermons, Latin -- Translations into English.
Alt Name Container of (expression): Peter, Chrysologus, Saint, Archbishop of Ravenna, approximately 400-450. Sermons. Selections. English.
Description xii, 146 pages ; 25 cm.
Note Includes a selection of Peter's sermons in English translations, translated from the original Latin by David Vincent Meconi.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Part I, Introduction: -- 1. Life and times -- 2. Theological themes. -- Part II, Sermons: -- 3. The incarnate God and Mother Mary -- 4. Jesus: tempted, teacher and thaumaturge -- 5. Passion, crucifixion and the victory of Easter -- 6. Church, creed, and the communion of saints.
Summary "Peter Chrysologus is the first book to offer an introduction to the life of Peter Chrysologus and a selection of his most important sermons in translation, as well as his letter to Eutyches. Bishop Peter of Ravenna preached before the imperial family for nearly two decades (c. 430-450) after the imperial capital was moved to Peter's See of Ravenna in 402 by Emperor Honorius. With the Empire's elite directly before him, Peter also had the problems of fifth century Monophysitism behind him. As such, his homilies stress the incarnate Christ's ability to change lives by reuniting mortal humans with their life-giving God. The thorough introduction explores the figure of Peter, beginning with the obscure biographies telling of his early life, to his becoming Metropolitan of Ravenna, situating his elevation in the wider socio-political context of the powerful court of Valentinian III and the 5th century Roman West. It also looks at the significant influence his legacy had on future generations. Translated into a modern idiom, this collection of sermons makes the preaching and pastoral wisdom of this key figure accessible to modern readers. It is an invaluable tool for anyone working on early Christian theology and the early Church, as well as students of late antiquity and the western Empire"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781138641822 hardcover
1138641820 hardcover
9781315630199 electronic book
OCLC # 1193557372
Additional Format Online version: Meconi, David Vincent. Peter Chrysologus Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021 9781315630199 (DLC) 2020020059

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