109 - Spreading the Word: the Latin Church Fathers

Posted on 30 December 2012

The Latin church fathers Tertullian, Lactantius, Jerome, and Ambrose discuss soul, ethics, and the dangers of Hellenic philosophy.

Further Reading

• H. Chadwick, Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition: Studies in Justin, Clement and Origen (Oxford: 1966).

• E. Digeser, The Making of a Christian Empire: Lactantius and Rome (London: 2000).

• H. Hagendahl, Latin Fathers and the Classics (Göteborg: 1958).

• M. Hale Williams, The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship (Chicago: 2006).

• N.B. McLynn, Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital (Berkeley: 1994).

• J. Kelly, Jerome: his Life, Writings, and Controversies (London: 1975).

• Lactantius, Divine Institutes, trans. A. Bowen and P. Garnsey (Liverpool: 2003).

• E.K. Osborne, Tertullian, First Theologian of the West (Cambridge: 1997).

• B. Ramsey, Ambrose (London: 1997).

• J. Warren Smith, Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics (Oxford: 2011).


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