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Dialogues (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 39)

Saint Gregory the Great

Publication Year: 2010

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

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Introduction [includes Frontmatter]

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pp. v-viii

GREGORY THE GREAT (540?-604) is one of the strong men whom God raises up periodically to guide His Church and her members through periods of crises. His social and intellectual background and his spiritual formation prepared him well for the work awaiting him as ...

CONTENTS

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pp. ix-xvi

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BOOK ONE

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pp. 3-53

SOME MEN OF THE WORLD had left me feeling quite depressed one day with all their noisy wrangling. In their business dealings they try, as a rule, to make us pay what we obviously do not owe them. In my grief I retired to a quiet spot congenial to my mood, where I could ...

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BOOK TWO

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pp. 55-110

THERE WAS A MAN of saintly life; blessed Benedict was his name, and he was blessed also with God's grace. Even in boyhood he showed mature understanding, for he kept his heart detached from every pleasure with a strength of character far beyond his years. While still living ...

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BOOK THREE

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pp. 111-187

IN DIRECTING MY ATTENTION to our more recent saints, I left those of the more distant past untouched. As a result I have apparently overlooked the miracles of Paulinus, Bishop of Nola, who is of an earlier period and more outstanding than many of the holy men whose memory ...

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BOOK FOUR

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pp. 189-275

AFTER ADAM, the father of the human race, was driven from the joys of paradise as a result of sin, he entered upon the distress of this dark exile we are now suffering. Driven outside of himself by his sinful act, he was no longer able to perceive the joys of heaven ...

INDEX

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pp. 279-287


E-ISBN-13: 9780813211398
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813213224

Page Count: 303
Publication Year: 2010

Series Title: The Fathers of the Church ;

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  • Christian saints -- Italy -- Biography.
  • Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.
  • Immortality -- Christianity.
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