The cessation of persecution with the conversion of Constantine allowed Christian writers to begin exploring theology and expounding Scripture more comprehensively. The many works in this collection demonstrate these new horizons of Christian thought in the post-Nicene era through innovative biblical commentary, poems, letters, theological treatises, and spiritual biographies.
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The Works of St. Patrick: St. Secundinus: The Hymn on St. Patrick
Author: Saint Patrick
Editor: Ludwig Bieler
Translator: Ludwig Bieler
Series: Ancient Christian Writers
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication Date: 1978
St. Patrick did not consider himself a man of letters; the short texts that survive reflect, however, his powerful personality. A contemporary and fellow missionary of St. Patrick, Secundinus is an enthusiastic admirer and defender of St. Patrick in this hymn.
Paulinus’ poetry encourages Christians to persevere in a life of Christian commitment—and to demonstrate to nominal Christians and non-Christians the nature of that commitment. These poems were written in the late fourth century and early fifth century.
This is the first complete English translation of De Ecclesiasticis Officiis of St. Isidore of Seville (d. 636), considered the last Latin Father of the Church. The work is an invaluable source of information about liturgical practice and church offices.