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Gregory the Great:
Perfection in Imperfection (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)

by Carole Ellen Straw

ISBN 0520057678 / 9780520057678 / 0-520-05767-8
Publisher University of California Press
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Gregory I (590-604) is often considered the first medieval pope and the first exponent of a truly medieval spirituality. Carole Straw places Gregory in his historical context and considers the many facets of his personalitymonk, preacher, and popein order to elucidate the structure of his thought and present a unified, thematic interpretation of his spiritual concerns.