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Select Letters of St. Jerome (2 vols.)

by Saint Jerome

G. P. Putnam’s Sons, William Heinemann 1933

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Overview

Saint Jerome’s letters constitute one of the most notable collections in Latin literature. They are an essential source for our knowledge of Christian life in the fourth and fifth centuries. They also provide insight into one of the most striking and complex personalities of the time. Born Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Saint Jerome traveled extensively, studying rhetoric, philosophy, history, and theology. Though he is best known for his translation of the Latin Vulgate, Jerome was a prolific writer whose letters and comments on Scripture have substantially informed our understanding of the early church.

With Logos Bible Software, Scripture references link directly to the Bibles in your library—both the original Latin texts and the English translations. Clicking any word opens your lexicons to the relevant entry. With Logos, you can quickly move from the table of contents to your desired section, and search entire volumes and collections by topic, title, or Scripture reference.

Key Features

  • Latin text and English translation of 18 of Saint Jerome’s letters
  • Loeb Classical Library editions

Contents

  • The Woman Struck by Seven Swords
  • Family Affairs
  • The Ascetic Life
  • The Virgin’s Profession
  • A Good Woman
  • Onasus the Windbag
  • The Country Life
  • A Letter of Thanks
  • Innocent Friendships
  • A Clergyman’s Duties
  • Widows
  • A Letter of Consolation
  • The Eulogy of Fabiola
  • A Girl’s Education
  • Dangerous Friendships
  • Good and Bad Monks
  • Marcella and the Sack of Rome
  • Feminine Training

Individual Titles

Select Letters of St. Jerome

  • Author: Saint Jerome
  • Translator: F. A. Wright
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1933
  • Pages: 271

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains F. A. Wright’s translation of Select Letters of St. Jerome.

Select Letters of St. Jerome: Latin Text

  • Author: Saint Jerome
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1933
  • Pages: 271

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains the Latin text of Select Letters of St. Jerome.

Product Details

  • Title: Select Letters of St. Jerome
  • Author: Saint Jerome
  • Translator: F. A. Wright
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 542

About Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, ca. 345–420) was baptized in 360 by Pope Liberius. He traveled widely in Gaul and Asia Minor, and in 379, went to Constantinople as an ordained presbyter. He was called to Rome in 382 to help Pope Damasus, at whose suggestion he began his revision of the Old Latin translation of the Bible (which came to form the core of the Vulgate version). Wrongly suspected of luxurious habits, he left Rome in 385, toured Palestine, visited Egypt, and then settled in Bethlehem, presiding over a monastery and translating the Old Testament from Hebrew. Saint Jerome was a great scholar and is considered the most learned of the Latin church fathers.