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St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan A.D. 373-397, enjoyed a great contemporary reputation for his sermons and homilies, to whose eloquence St. Augustine of Hippo himself gives witness. But, while we have from Augustine hundreds of sermons in virtually their original form, Ambrose’s pulpit oratory has not come down to us as delivered. However, Ambrose would [...]

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These works present the thought of Ambrose of Milan, the bishop whose preaching first renewed Augustine’s interest in Christianity. Included in this volume are several of Ambrose’s works on the chief points of the Christian faith: “The Mysteries,” “The Holy Spirit,” “The Sacrament of the Incarnation of Our Lord,” and “The Sacraments,” including his famous [...]

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Steeped in Greek Christian writings, Ambrose, Bishop of Milan in the fourth century, is known for (among other achievements) his allegorical exegesis of the Old Testament. This volume offers English translations of Ambrose’s interpretations of three stories in the Old Testament: of the six days of creation, of the Fall (Adam and Eve’s loss of [...]

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A highly educated imperial official of northern Italy, Ambrose famously received baptism shortly before his consecration as Bishop of Milan in 373. This collection of translated letters has been arranged in categories according to the recipients: to emperors, to bishops, to priests, to his sister (a consecrated virgin), and to laymen, in addition to synodal [...]