Gregory the Great: Perfection in Imperfection

Carole Straw (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$40.74
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
September 03, 1991
Pages
316
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.8 X 9.0 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520068728
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About the Author

Carole Straw is Associate Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College.

Reviews

"This is a first rate study of the elusive character of the preoccupations and assuptions of one of the most influential of the early Popes and, after Augustine, perhaps the most important of the Western Fathers."--"Journal of Theological Studies