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Up Against the Neo-Jovinians

Jovinian was an intellectual in the ancient Christian world who scandalized everyone by suggesting marital relations and celibate virginity were on the same level.  Jerome responded.  And what a powerful, if hilariously wrong, response it was.   Now, I believe … Continue reading

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Linguistics as Podvig

Jerome struggled with the passions and he hints some of those were sexual in nature (cf Letter 22.7).  Unlike other monks who engaged in more bodily deprivations, Jerome found deliverance in learning a new language:  Hebrew (Kelly 50, quoting letter … Continue reading

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