Jerome, Saint (331?/347–420)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Hamilton, M. W. 2011. Jerome, Saint (331?/347–420). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization.
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Best known for his Latin translation of the Bible, the Vulgate (391–405), Jerome also was a prolific writer of letters, biblical commentaries, sermons, and theological tracts, as well as a translator of many Greek works into Latin. As a child of the Constantinian age, he helped unify the emerging Catholic Church by contributing to its emerging creedal and theological language.
- Jerome, saint (331?/347–420);
- rhetoric and law in Rome, late adolescence;
- rufinus' free translation of origen's on first principles;
- Jerome's vulgate;
- posthumous role as doctor of the church