Jerome of Stridon and the Ethics of Literary Production in Late Antiquity

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In Jerome of Stridon and the Ethics of Literary Production in Late Antiquity Thomas E. Hunt argues that Jerome developed a consistent theology of language and the human body that inflected all of his writing projects. In doing so, the book challenges and recasts the way that this important figure in Late Antiquity has been understood. This study maps the first seven years of Jerome’s time in Bethlehem (386-393). Treating his commentaries on Paul, his hagiography, his controversy with Jovinian, his correspondence with Augustine, and his translation of Hebrew, the book shows Jerome to be immersed in the exciting and dangerous currents moving through late antique Christianity.

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Biographical Note
Thomas E. Hunt is Senior Lecturer in Theology at Newman University, Birmingham.
Readership
Those interested in late antquity, particularly the development of asceticism, hagiography, biblical interpretation, language, and Christian theology. It will be of especial relevance to those working on Jerome, Augustine, and Ambrose.
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