St. Ambrose (AD 340–397) is primarily remembered as the bishop who combated Arianism. Through the conflict between the Catholic Church and the Arian movement, Ambrose was elected bishop of Milan—chosen for his tolerance of Arianism and his adherence to orthodox Christian beliefs as laid out in the Nicene creed. He quickly suppressed Arianism in Milan, although elsewhere Arianism grew alarmingly fast among the clergy of both the Eastern and Western empires. While the world around him turned Arian, Ambrose firmly held his orthodox position. Ambrose’s influence over St. Augustine of Hippo in the Arian conflict was instrumental in Augustine’s spiritual formation, and this relationship has been the subject of much scholarship throughout the ages.
The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan provides another translation of his correspondence with emperors, clergy, theological opponents, and leaders in both the East and the West. With brief introductions to each letter, you instantly get a glance into the context of each letter, and with translation notes on every page, you’ll find deeper theological insights contained in Ambrose’s writing. This edition is from the Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church series, edited by leaders of the Oxford Movement—most notably E. B. Pusey, John Keble, and John Henry Newman—though the original translator of this volume has been lost and forgotten.
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