Gregory the Great Hardback

Moral Reflections on the Book of Job

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A piece of Christian history, this book on Job from Pope Gregory the Great was a foundational text in theological thought.

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Gregory the Great

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Gregory the Great was pope from 590 to 604, a time of great turmoil in Italy and in the western Roman Empire generally because of the barbarian invasions.

Gregory's experience as prefect of the city of Rome and as apocrisarius of Pope Pelagius fitted him admirably for the new challenges of the papacy.

The Moral Reflections on the Book of Job were first given to the monks who accompanied Gregory to the embassy in Constantinople. This third volume, containing books 11 through 16, provides commentary on six chapters of Job, from 12:6 through 24:20. Whereas volume 1 concentrated largely on the moral reading of the first four chapters of Job and volume 2 on the mystical interpretation of the next seven, volume 3 offers a rapid overview of nearly thirteen chapters in their original oral format, including a brief comment at the beginning of each of the six books to explain its contents.

Gregory the Great was published by Liturgical Press in November 2016. The ISBN for Gregory the Great is 9780879073589.

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Details for Gregory the Great

Book FormatHardback
PublisherLiturgical Press (November 2016)
Number of Pages336
Thickness20 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4451550
Page last updated 14th May 2018
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