Authored by St. Ambrose, Edited by Philip Schaff, Edited by Henry Wace, Translated by Rev. H. De Romestin, Translated by Rev. E. De Rom...

Concerning Virgins

Concerning Virgins

Concerning Virgins

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Authored by St. Ambrose, Edited by Philip Schaff, Edited by Henry Wace, Translated by Rev. H. De Romestin, Translated by Rev. E. De Romestin, Translated by Rev. H. T.F. Duckworth


"In the first book he treats of the dignity of Virginity, and states his reason for writing. As he commences his addresses on the anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Agnes, he takes her story as the subject of the earlier part of the treatise, and shows how, amongst the Jews, and even amongst the heathen, the grace of virginity was shadowed forth, and eventually proclaimed by the coming of our Lord.

In the second book, speaking of the character and manner of life of virgins, he does this, as he says, by adducing examples and instances, preferably to laying down a code of rules.

In the third book he goes through a summary of the address given by Pope Liberius, when Marcellina received the veil at his hands, before a large congregation. Some cautions are introduced by St. Ambrose against excessive austerity, and instead of some outward acts, prayer and the practice of interior virtues are recommended." - Introduction


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6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
80 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1542393966 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1542393965
BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / General

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