Category: Patristics

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Conveying Psalm Commentary?

Ok, y’all—I need your help… As I’ve been saying, I’m working on this book on the Psalm commentary of Cassiodorus. Right now I’m wrestling with how to present the way that he structures his...

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Jerome and the Two Paulas

I’m picking up where I left off with Caesaria and Radegund, but going back in time, heading to the beginning of the 5th century… Radegund and Caesaria were part of a larger movement sweeping...

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Augustine and Cassiodorus as Authors

Here’s a chunk from volume 1 where I’m talking about the apparent relationship¬†between the respective works on the psalms of Augustine and Cassiodorus and the difference between them as authors. There’s quite a bit...

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Staging the Psalms

Here is another chunk for volume 2; the beginning portion refers to a discussion of Cassiodorus’s reading, pointing out that one of his strategies for interpreting the Psalms is drawn from the interpretation of...

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On Writing for the King

While packing lunches this morning I had a thought hit me that I need to look into further… The life of Cassiodorus falls into two major sections: The Politician and The Theologian. Cassiodorus begins...