In addition to offering passages that illustrate Gregory's use of the Bible and his insight into human psychology, Moorhead presents two Gospel homilies and a much-needed sampling of Gregory's greatest work, Morals on Job
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An Eighth Day View:
Gregory's life culminated in his holding the office of pope (590 - 604). He is generally regarded as one of the outstanding figures in the long line of popes, and by the late ninth century had come to be known as 'the Great'. Along with Ambrose, Jerome and Augustine, he played a critical role in the history of his time, while during the middle ages his intellectual influence was second only to that of Augustine.
This volume provides a biographical and intellectual context to Gregory the Great, and new translations of his most influential writings.