Jerome of Stridon

His Life, Writings and Legacy
Cain, Andrew
Lössl, Joseph
Date published: 
June 2009

This book assembles eighteen studies that epitomize the latest and best advances in research on Jerome (c.346-420). Topics explored include the underlying motivations behind Jerome's work as a hagiographer, letter-writer, theological controversialist, and Biblical scholar, his competence in Greek, Hebrew, and Syriac, his relations to contemporary Jews and Judaism, and his reception in both the east and west in late antiquity down through the Protestant Reformation. Familiar debates are re-opened and problems old and new are posed and solved with the use of innovative methodologies. This volume is an indispensable resource for students and scholars with interests in the history, religion, society, and literature of the late antique world.