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Williams, Megan Hale 1969-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 3,104 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Classifications: BR67.2, 270.10922
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Most widely held works by Megan Hale Williams
Christianity and the transformation of the book Origen, Eusebius, and the library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton ( )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When early Christians began to study the Bible, and to write their own history and that of the Jews whom they claimed to supersede, they used scholarly methods invented by the librarians and literary critics of Hellenistic Alexandria. But Origen and Eusebius, two scholars of late Roman Caesarea, did far more. Both produced new kinds of books, in which parallel columns made possible critical comparisons previously unenvisioned, whether between biblical texts or between national histories. Eusebius went even farther, creating new research tools, new forms of history and polemic, and a new kind of library to support both research and book production. Christianity and the Transformation of the Book combines broad-gauged synthesis and close textual analysis to reconstruct the kinds of books and the ways of organizing scholarly inquiry and collaboration among the Christians of Caesarea, on the coast of Roman Palestine. The book explores the dialectical relationship between intellectual history and the history of the book, even as it expands our understanding of early Christian scholarship. Christianity and the Transformation of the Book attends to the social, religious, intellectual, and institutional contexts within which Origen and Eusebius worked, as well as the details of their scholarly practices--practices that, the authors argue, continued to define major sectors of Christian learning for almost two millennia and are, in many ways, still with us today
The monk and the book Jerome and the making of Christian scholarship by Megan Hale Williams ( )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar, by contrast, requires expensive infrastructure--a library, a workplace, and the means of disseminating his work. In The Monk and the Book, Megan Hale Williams argues that Saint Jerome was the first to represent biblical study as a mode of asceticism appropriate for an inhabitant of a Christian monastery, thus pioneering the enduring linkage of monastic identities and institutions with scholarship. Revisiting Jerome with the analytical tools of recent cultural history--including the work of Bourdieu, Foucault, and Roger Chartier--Williams proposes new interpretations that remove obstacles to understanding the life and legacy of the saint. Examining issues such as the construction of Jerome's literary persona, the form and contents of his library, and the intellectual framework of his commentaries, Williams shows that Jerome's textual and exegetical work on the Hebrew scriptures helped to construct a new culture of learning. This fusion of the identities of scholar and monk, Williams shows, continues to reverberate in the culture of the modern university
Come il cristianesimo ha trasformato il libro by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christianity and the transformation od the book : Origen, Eusebius and the Library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerome's biblical criticism and the making of Christian scholarship by Megan Hale Williams ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christianity and the transformation of the book Origen, Eusebius, and the library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Chromatius and Jerome on Matthew by Megan Hale Williams ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (36)
Italian (4)
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