The Influence of De Officiis

Ivor J. Davidson

in Ambrose: De Officiis

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780199245789
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601453 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 The Influence of De Officiis

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Evidence of the text's influence in the early church is actually quite sparse, though it was certainly known by Augustine and Cassiodorus. It was much cited in medieval times, and exercised a very strong interest for many in the Renaissance and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It may have been more popular for its use of Cicero than for its prescriptions for pastoral theology.

Keywords: Augustine; Cassiodorus; pastoral theology; Renaissance

Chapter.  3727 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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