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Ambrose : church and society in the late Roman world

Author: John Moorhead
Publisher: London ; New York : Addison-Wesley Longman, 1999.
Series: Medieval world.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here is an account - political, cultural and theological in its concerns - of the life and thought of St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan from 374 to 395." "John Moorhead sets Ambrose's life in its full historical and theological context; he discusses his relationships with the leading secular and religious figures of his day; and he explores the origins and impact of his thought." "Perhaps most valuably of all, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moorhead, John, 1948-
Ambrose.
London ; New York : Longman, 1999
(OCoLC)607381804
Online version:
Moorhead, John, 1948-
Ambrose.
London ; New York : Longman, 1999
(OCoLC)608912356
Named Person: Ambrose, Saint Bishop of Milan; Ambrose, Saint; Ambrosius, Mediolanensis.; Ambrose, Saint Bishop of Milan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Moorhead
ISBN: 0582251125 9780582251120 0582251133 9780582251137
OCLC Number: 40693809
Description: x, 235 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Beginnings --
Ch. 2. Women --
Ch. 3. The Bible --
Ch. 4. Church, State, Heretics and Pagans --
Ch. 5. The Bishop and the City --
Ch. 6. On Duties --
Ch. 7. The Elderly Bishop --
Ch. 8. Nachleben --
Map: The late Roman world of Ambrose.
Series Title: Medieval world.
Responsibility: John Moorhead.
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A study of the career of St Ambrose (339-397), who was a key figure in the transition of the later Roman Empire into its mediaeval successor, Western Christendom. The text sets Ambrose's life in its  Read more...

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