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Barbara Conring

Hieronymus als Briefschreiber

Ein Beitrag zur spätantiken Epistolographie

[Hieronymus as a Letter Writer. A Contribution to Epistolography in Late Antiquity. By Barbara Conring.]

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Barbara Conring begins her study with a description of the letter in antiquity. She describes the process of letter writing and examines theories of the letter in antiquity, ranging from Demetrios and Cicero up to Gregory of Nazianzus. She then deals with the letter in the works of Hieronymus, deducing his theory and practice of writing letters by using text analyses as examples. She concludes her work by placing Hieronymus in an area between Christianity and pagan education and demonstrates that the significance of Hieronymus as a letter writer is equal to that of all others in the panorama of ancient letter writing, proving that it is unnecessary to establish a special category for ancient Christian letters.
Barbara Conring begins her study with a description of the letter in antiquity. She describes the process of letter writing and examines theories of the letter in antiquity, ranging from Demetrios and Cicero up to Gregory of Nazianzus. She then deals with the letter in the works of Hieronymus, deducing his theory and practice of writing letters by using text analyses as examples. She concludes her work by placing Hieronymus in an area between Christianity and pagan education and demonstrates that the significance of Hieronymus as a letter writer is equal to that of all others in the panorama of ancient letter writing, proving that it is unnecessary to establish a special category for ancient Christian letters.
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Barbara Conring Geboren 1969; 1989–96 Studium der Germanistik und ev. Theologie in Tübingen, Wien und Göttingen; 1997–98 wiss. Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Kirchengeschichte der Universität Jena; 1998–99 Stipendiatin des Graduiertenkolleg 'Leitbilder der Spätantike' an der Universität Jena; 1999 Promotion; seit 2000 Studienreferendarin am Studienseminar Hameln.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr.f.Katholische Theologie — 2002, H.2, S. 251f (Lothar Lies SJ)
In: Benedictijns Tijdschrift — 2002, H.2
In: Journal of Ecclesiastical History — Vol.54 (2003), H.1 (M.J. Edwards)
In: Adamantius — 2002, H.8, S. 399f (Giovanni Menestrina)
In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung — 10.01.2002, S. 35 (Dr.A.Dörfler-Dierken)
In: Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch — Bd.38 (2003), H.2, S. 316f (Johannes B. Bauer)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — Jg.81 (2001) Nr.3, S. 384 (J.-M. Prieur)
In: Salmanticensis — Vol.49 (2002), S.501ff (Ramon Trevijano)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — Jg. 127 (2002), H.1, S.60ff (Gert Haendler)
In: Theologische Revue — Jg.98 (2002), H.2, S. 116ff (Alfons Fürst)