Jerome and Rufinus: Controversy About Origen

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

 Jerome and Rufinus: Controversy About Origen

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Jerome from Dalmatia and Rufinus of Aquileia shared the ambition of making Greek theology accessible to the Latin world. Both made considerable use of Origen's exegesis of scripture and made translations of his works into Latin, and both were active as spiritual advisers in Italy. Origen's allegorical approach to Biblical exegesis laid those who admired him open to charges of Arianism. Jerome, though not strictly speaking a theologian, was the most learned scholar of his time in religious and classical literature, and his version of the Latin Bible, later known as the Vulgate, became the standard text for the western churches.

Keywords: Jerome; Latin Bible; monasticism; Origen; Rufinus

Chapter.  5715 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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