The Letters of Gelasius I (492-496): Pastor and Micro-Manager of the Church of Rome

The Letters of Gelasius I Pastor and Micro Manager of the Church of Rome While not completely neglected as a late antique epistolographer Gelasius has mainly been considered as a theologian prominent in the Acacian schism and as a forerunner of the mediaeval papacy This i

  • Title: The Letters of Gelasius I (492-496): Pastor and Micro-Manager of the Church of Rome
  • Author: Pauline Allen Bronwen Neil
  • ISBN: 9782503552996
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • While not completely neglected as a late antique epistolographer, Gelasius has mainly been considered as a theologian prominent in the Acacian schism and as a forerunner of the mediaeval papacy This imbalance will be redressed by considering his letters on various problems of his time, such as displaced persons, persecution, ransoming captives, papal property management,While not completely neglected as a late antique epistolographer, Gelasius has mainly been considered as a theologian prominent in the Acacian schism and as a forerunner of the mediaeval papacy This imbalance will be redressed by considering his letters on various problems of his time, such as displaced persons, persecution, ransoming captives, papal property management, social and clerical abuses involving servants, orphans, slaves and slave owners, the ordination of lower classes, preferential treatment of upper classes, the role of the papal scrinium, violent deaths of bishops, and the celebration of the pagan festival of the Lupercalia This approach will round out the existing portrait of Gelasius, and make a contribution to a new history of the late antique papacy, which will revise the view that Gregory the Great was a stand alone micro manager without precedent Comparisons with earlier fifth century popes like Innocent I and Leo I, and with later popes like Hormisdas and Pelagius I, show the trajectory from Gelasius to Gregory I.

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    2. I'm always happy to see translations of papal letters, and this one seems not bad. However, the introductory material and commentary are so riddled with factual errors and unclear statements that I suspect the volume was rushed. Exx include calling Dioscorus and Peter Mongus followers of Eutyches, saying Attila besieged Rome 408-410, and various unsubtleties re heresies. One sentence made it seem like Eusebius, Orosius, Porphyry, and Alaric were contemporaries.

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