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St. Ambrose: His Life, Times, and Teaching
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St. Ambrose: His Life, Times, and Teaching

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SPCK, Pott, Young, & Co. 1879

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Saint Ambrose was archbishop of Milan and one of the most influential figures of the early church. Ambrose combated many heresies in the early church, most notably Arianism, and influenced Augustine of Hippo. Robinson Thornton’s volume on Ambrose provides historical insight into the church’s liturgy, theology, and early battles against heresy.

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Key Features

  • Surveys the life, works, and teachings of St. Ambrose
  • Provides information on patristics and church history for “ordinary English readers”
  • Presents engaging and accessible prose with scholarly backbone


  • Birth and Infancy (AD 340–341)
  • Youth and Manhood (AD 341–374)
  • The Episcopate (AD 374)
  • Difficulties and Dangers (AD 374)
  • Death of Valentinian I (AD 374–375)
  • Theodosius (AD 378–380)
  • Synods of Aquileia and Rome (AD 380–383)
  • Augustine (AD 383–385)
  • Conflict with the Arians (AD 385–386)
  • Church-Building—Maximus and Justina (AD 386–387)
  • Theodosius (AD 388)
  • The Sin and Penance of Theodosius (AD 389–390)
  • Eugenius (AD 392–393)
  • Victory and Death (AD 394–395)
  • The End of a Great Life (AD 395–397)
  • Ambrose as Poet and Musician
  • St. Ambrose as a Theologian
  • St. Ambrose as an Interpreter of Scripture
  • Ambrose as a Pastor

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About Robinson Thornton

Robinson Thornton was vicar of St. John’s at Notting Hill and fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford.

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