The Monk And the Book : Jerome And the Making of Christian Scholarship (Hardcover)

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In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar, by contrast, requires expensive infrastructure— a library, a workplace, and the means of disseminating his work. In "The Monk and the Book, "Megan Hale Williams argues that Saint Jerome was the first to represent biblical study as a mode of asceticism appropriate for an inhabitant of a Christian monastery, thus pioneering the enduring linkage of monastic identities and institutions with scholarship.
Revisiting Jerome with the analytical tools of recent cultural history— including the work of Bourdieu, Foucault, and Roger Chartier— Williams proposes new interpretations that remove obstacles to understanding the life and legacy of the saint. Examining issues such as the construction of Jerome’ s literary persona, the form and contents of his library, and the intellectual framework of his commentaries, Williams shows that Jerome’ s textual and exegetical work on the Hebrew scriptures helped to construct a new culture of learning. This fusion of the identities of scholar and monk, Williams shows, continues to reverberate in the culture of the modern university.

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226899008
SKU 202744286
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0226899004
Release Date 12/15/2006
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0312
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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