Jerome: On the Illustrious Men

There’s really no text that lays out who the Fathers of the Church are better than the catalog of ecclesiastical authors by Jerome and Gennadius, On the Illustrious Men (De Viris Illustribus).

Jerome wrote around 392 and Gennadius added on around 480. So—if one wished to follow Lancelot Andrewes’s dictum concerning the sources of Anglican theology, Gennadius’s addition pretty much covers it. Too, this was the main source of data for medieval authors on who the Fathers were. All in all, it’s a key text.

Here’s my version. It’s not pretty, but it gets the job done. Pretty may come later…

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