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COMMENTARY ON THE SEVEN CATHOLIC EPISTLES BY THE VENERABLE BEDE TRANSLATED BY DAVID HURST

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In about 679, Bede, a boy of seven, was presented by his family as an oblate to the monastery of Wearmouth, Northumbria. He spent the rest of his life as a monk, first at Wearmouth, and later at Jarrow, five miles away. Using the monastic library he became `the most learned man in Western Europe`, and one of the most influential on future generations. He read, and wrote, in a wide variety of fields--natural science, mathematics, and astronomy, grammar, rhetoric, geography, history, hagiography, theology, and above all interpretation of Holy Scripture. Bede combined his great learning with sanctity and a personal charm which still shines through his writings. His command of the Fathers of the Church and profane knowledge belie the name commonly given his age; despite invasions, privations, and limitations, Bede demonstrates that one corner of the European north was far from dark.

A running gloss on the Letters of James, Peter, John, and Jude.

Preachers will find it useful; "...historians will find it helpful in demonstrating to students what early exegesis was like." — Theological Studies

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