Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church


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The anonymous theologian generally known as Ambrosiaster, writing in Rome in the time of pope Damasus, was remarkable for his independence of mind. He is particularly noteworthy in the descriptions of religious life in Rome at this time and his criticisms of the shortcomings of the clergy.

Keywords: Ambrosiaster; Rome

Chapter.  1066 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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