Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome (Paperback)

George E. Demacopoulos

ISBN 10: 0268026211 / ISBN 13: 9780268026219
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Paperback. Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward m.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 240 pages. 0.358. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.86 avg rating
(7 ratings)

Synopsis: Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward mysticism, exegesis, and the role of the saints in the life of the church. The scale of Gregory's administrative activity in both the ecclesial and civic affairs of Rome also helped to make possible the formation of the medieval papacy. Gregory disciplined malcontent clerics, negotiated with barbarian rulers, and oversaw the administration of massive estates that employed thousands of workers. Scholars have often been perplexed by the two sides of Gregory—the monkish theologian and the calculating administrator.

George E. Demacopoulos's study is the first to advance the argument that there is a clear connection between the pontiff's thought and his actions. By exploring unique aspects of Gregory's ascetic theology, wherein the summit of Christian perfection is viewed in terms of service to others, Demacopoulos argues that the very aspects of Gregory's theology that made him distinctive were precisely the factors that structured his responses to the practical crises of his day. With a comprehensive understanding of Christian history that resists the customary bifurcation between Christian East and Christian West, Demacopoulos situates Gregory within the broader movements of Christianity and the Roman world that characterize the shift from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. This fresh reading of Gregory's extensive theological and practical works underscores the novelty and nuance of Gregory as thinker and bishop.

"Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome has the potential to be the most important intellectual biography of Pope Gregory I to appear since the publication in 1988 of Carole Straw's landmark study, Gregory the Great: Perfection in Imperfection. Demacopoulos proposes a new interpretive paradigm by insisting that the 'problem of the two Gregories' is not really a problem at all: Gregory's ascetic and pastoral theology, he argues, informs and structures his administrative practices. This important insight will have significant impact on future research." —Kristina Sessa, Ohio State University

About the Author: George E. Demacopoulos is the Fr. John Meyendorff and Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.  

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and ...
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Demacopoulos, George E.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP104778623

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 20.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Demacopoulos, George E.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Ohio
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001105939

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 19.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Demacopoulos, George E.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Michener & Rutledge Booksellers, Inc.
(Baldwin City, KS, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Paperback. Condition: As New. Text clean and tight; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 240 pages. Seller Inventory # 190981

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Demacopoulos, George E.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780268026219

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Demacopoulos, George E.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press 10/15/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press 10/15/2015, 2015. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780268026219

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Demacopoulos, George E.
Published by Univ Notre Dame
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Notre Dame. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2651694

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

George E. Demacopoulos
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward mysticism, exegesis, and the role of the saints in the life of the church. The scale of Gregory s administrative activity in both the ecclesial and civic affairs of Rome also helped to make possible the formation of the medieval papacy. Gregory disciplined malcontent clerics, negotiated with barbarian rulers, and oversaw the administration of massive estates that employed thousands of workers. Scholars have often been perplexed by the two sides of Gregory-the monkish theologian and the calculating administrator. George E. Demacopoulos s study is the first to advance the argument that there is a clear connection between the pontiff s thought and his actions. By exploring unique aspects of Gregory s ascetic theology, wherein the summit of Christian perfection is viewed in terms of service to others, Demacopoulos argues that the very aspects of Gregory s theology that made him distinctive were precisely the factors that structured his responses to the practical crises of his day. With a comprehensive understanding of Christian history that resists the customary bifurcation between Christian East and Christian West, Demacopoulos situates Gregory within the broadermovements of Christianity and the Roman world that characterize the shift from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. This fresh reading of Gregory s extensive theological and practical works underscores the novelty and nuance of Gregory as thinker and bishop. This original and eminently readable interpretation will be required reading for students and scholars of Gregory and sixth-century Christianity, historians of late antiquity, medievalists, ecclesiastical historians, and theologians. Seller Inventory # APC9780268026219

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Demacopoulos, George E.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Recycle-A-Textbook
(Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0268026211 SHRINK WRAPPED! - Brand New! Fast Shipping! Excellent Customer Service!. Seller Inventory # Z0268026211ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

George E. Demacopoulos
Published by University of Notre Dame Press 2015-09-30 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press 2015-09-30, 2015. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-ING-31276892

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 38.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

George E. Demacopoulos
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0268026211 ISBN 13: 9780268026219
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward mysticism, exegesis, and the role of the saints in the life of the church. The scale of Gregory s administrative activity in both the ecclesial and civic affairs of Rome also helped to make possible the formation of the medieval papacy. Gregory disciplined malcontent clerics, negotiated with barbarian rulers, and oversaw the administration of massive estates that employed thousands of workers. Scholars have often been perplexed by the two sides of Gregory-the monkish theologian and the calculating administrator. George E. Demacopoulos s study is the first to advance the argument that there is a clear connection between the pontiff s thought and his actions. By exploring unique aspects of Gregory s ascetic theology, wherein the summit of Christian perfection is viewed in terms of service to others, Demacopoulos argues that the very aspects of Gregory s theology that made him distinctive were precisely the factors that structured his responses to the practical crises of his day. With a comprehensive understanding of Christian history that resists the customary bifurcation between Christian East and Christian West, Demacopoulos situates Gregory within the broadermovements of Christianity and the Roman world that characterize the shift from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. This fresh reading of Gregory s extensive theological and practical works underscores the novelty and nuance of Gregory as thinker and bishop. This original and eminently readable interpretation will be required reading for students and scholars of Gregory and sixth-century Christianity, historians of late antiquity, medievalists, ecclesiastical historians, and theologians. Seller Inventory # APC9780268026219

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 9 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book