Barnes, "The Election of Ambrose of Milan
," Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity, J.
14) Basil's approach to the arts influenced the Latin Fathers: Saint Ambrose of Milan
cited the above quoted passage almost verbatim in his own Hexaemeron and Saint Augustine recalled it in his De doctrina Christiana.
In recent years, the writings of Ambrose of Milan
have received a revival of scholarly interest.
Great theologians, such as Ambrose of Milan
, Augustine and Chrysostom, composed hymns to combat the heresies of their time, using music to convey their message.
Ambrose of Milan
, Bernard of Clairvaux, Modomnoc, and Valentine of Rome are all official patron saints of Apis mellifera--the species of bees domesticated for the honey they produce.
I begin by surveying the history of the father-son analogy in Latin Pro-Nicene thought, looking first at Phoebadius of Agen, who represents a traditional Latin response to the Homoians, then turning to Hilary of Poitiers, who first accepts the "name" motif and then gradually abandons it, and ending with Ambrose of Milan
, who represents the transition between Hilary and Augustine.
Let me find you in love, and love you in finding,"--attributed to Ambrose of Milan
78) Both these analyses come into play ill the seminal work of Hans von Campenhausen, Ambrosius yon Mailand als Kirchenpolitiker (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1929), 189-222; a similarly political, if revisionist, analysis is found in McLynn, Ambrose of Milan
While the fourth and fifth centuries produced many kinds of sermons, including festal, doctrinal, and expository, in this essay I discuss the catechetical and mystagogical preaching of four fourth-century preachers: Ambrose of Milan
, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, and Theodore of Mopsuestia.
Even now the process of "Christianization" (the term is rightly questioned by Curran, 116) tends to assume a dramatic profile, with its series of key moments--the battle of the Milvian Bridge, the removal of the Altar of Victory from the senate house, and the confrontation between Theodosius I and Ambrose of Milan
Williams, Ambrose of Milan
and the End of the Nicene-Arian Conflicts (Oxford: Clarendon, 1995), 128: "Ambrose was acutely aware of his own deficiencies upon assuming the reins of ministry at Milan, referring to himself as `indoctus' (unlearned) and an `initiate in religious matters.
Williams here offers a succinct and well-reasoned account of the rise and fall of "Arianism" (Homoianism) in the West and the not-so-pivotal role played by Ambrose of Milan
in its demise.
Baptism itself is treated separately in his sermon presented to catechumens before the rite that nevertheless invites comparison with the mystagogy of Pacian's proximate contemporaries, Cyril of Jerusalem and Ambrose of Milan
Synesius of Cyrene, whose Christianity seems to have been a thin veneer over his Neoplatonism, though interesting in his own right, serves as a foil to others, such as Ambrose of Milan
, Jerome, Paulinus of Nola, and Augustine, whose Christian views and lives profoundly influenced their theories.
This book holds up the method of Ambrose of Milan
as the model for such preaching.