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Gregory the Great: Volume 3 & (Books 11-16): Moral Reflections on the Book of Job - Cistercian Studies 258 (Hardback)
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Gregory the Great: Volume 3 & (Books 11-16): Moral Reflections on the Book of Job - Cistercian Studies 258 (Hardback)

(translator), (author of introduction)
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Hardback 342 Pages / Published: 01/01/2017
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Gregory the Great was pope from 590 to 604, a time of great turmoil in Italy and in the western Roman Empire generally because of the barbarian invasions. Gregory's experience as prefect of the city of Rome and as apocrisarius of Pope Pelagius fitted him admirably for the new challenges of the papacy. The Moral Reflections on the Book of Job were first given to the monks who accompanied Gregory to the embassy in Constantinople. This third volume, containing books 11 through 16, provides commentary on six chapters of Job, from 12:6 through 24:20. Whereas volume 1 concentrated largely on the moral reading of the first four chapters of Job and volume 2 on the mystical interpretation of the next seven, volume 3 offers a rapid overview of nearly thirteen chapters in their original oral format, including a brief comment at the beginning of each of the six books to explain its contents.

Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780879073589
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book is a work worthy of intense scrutiny and contemplation. If we read St. Gregory carefully and contemplatively, we will develop positive reading and interpretation habits, and hopefully bear much fruit in our lives and ministry. Since the Moralia has not been fully translated into English since 1848, and that translation is outdated, we are greatly indebted to the author and publisher for the opportunity to encounter this classic work. It stands as one of the outstanding biblical expositions of all time."Karl A. Schultz
"Throughout his commentary Gregory displays the careful, insightful reading we expect from patristic authors, who knew how to read a biblical passage in light of all of Scripture and of the tradition of the church. Readers who enjoy patristic biblical commentary will find this an engaging work, ably translated by Brian Kerns."John R. Barker, OFM, The Bible Today
"I recommend this book enthusiastically to all Catholics and all people who wish to drink from a very deep well of spirituality."Rick Sirvint, Catholic Library World
"Gregory's homilies reflect profound pastoral wisdom at points about the nature of morality and the church. It is a good resource for personal devotion as well as a better understanding of early medieval hermeneutics. Recommended."Steve W. Lemke, Catholic Books Review

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