Letters of Jerome Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity

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In life Jerome's authority was frequently questioned, yet following his death he was venerated as a saint. Andrew Cain systematically examines Jerome's idealized self-presentation across the extant epistolary corpus, exploring how and why Jerome used letter writing as a means to bid for status as an expert on the Bible and ascetic spirituality.

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