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|Title: Gregory the Great: On the Song of Songs|
By: Gregory the Great
Translated By: Mark DelCogliano
Number of Pages: 326
Vendor: Cistercian Publications Inc
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.8 X 0.9 (inches)|
Weight: 14 ounces
Series: Cistercian Studies
Stock No: WW072445
"Anyone wanting to learn pre-modern exegesis by walking through a lively example of it should take firm hold of this book. The accessible translation pays due scholarly attention to the channels through which Gregory came to us (Paterius, Bede, William of St. Thierry). Those medieval fans of Gregory on the Song show us what a classic it became, and this should encourage us to see it in the same way. In the full Introduction we are given both a basic primer in figural reading and allegorizing which promoted contemplation, and also a platform for research (not least in footnotes which reflect the state of the question in patristic-medieval exegesis). Priceless!"
---Mark W. Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Church History, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
"This is the most exhaustive treatment in modern scholarship for the Commentary on the Song of Songs attributed to St. Gregory the Great and the legacy of that text for medieval exegetes. The careful translation and exhaustive commentary of this overlooked text is an important contribution to Gregorian scholarship and a boon to all those interested in Biblical interpretation during the Middle Ages."
---George Demacopoulos, Associate Professor of Historical Theology. Co-Founding Director, Orthodox Christian Studies Program Fordham University
Mark DelCogliano earned a Ph.D. in patristic theology from Emory University in 2009 and currently teaches in the Department of Theology at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has published several studies of the fourth-century Trinitarian controversy, including Basil of Caesarea's Anti-Eunomian Theory of Names, and has collaborated on translations of patristic and medieval texts, such as Works on the Spirit: Athanasius and Didymus, St. Basil of Caesarea: Against Eunomius, and For Your Own People: Aelred of Rievaulx's Pastoral Prayer.
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