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are taken from Saint Ambrose of Milan, Exposition of the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke, trans.
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, c.
Liebeschuetz, Ambrose of Milan: Political Letters and Speeches, Translated Texts for Historians 43 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005).
The central theme is a resolutely sceptical reappraisal of the heretics' most celebrated foe, Ambrose of Milan. Ancient chroniclers and twentieth-century biographers have proclaimed the bishop's election to mark the conversion of `all Italy' to the `correct faith' (104); Williams' Ambrose, by contrast, begins his episcopate cautiously, with a `non-aggressive religious-political agenda' (127), and seven years later still faces `major disturbances' within Milan (184).
Its contents offer an opportunity for detailed study of the biblical texts and of the opinions quoted from the great fathers of the church who are universally accepted, such as St Augustine, St Gregory of Nyssa, St Cyril of Alexandria, St Ambrose of Milan, St Andrew of Crete and others.
Ambrose of Milan defended the doctrine of her perpetual virginity.
First, I analyzed the catechetical and mystagogical sermons of our four preachers, particularly those of Ambrose of Milan, in order to discover what insights these sermons hold for contemporary preaching.(6) I examined the roles played by the preacher and the hearers, the use of scripture, and sermon content, form and delivery.
"This volume proposes a method of mystagogy for today's Church based on the preaching of Ambrose of Milan" (xxiii).
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.
and 'Gratian's Religious Politics' in chapter five of Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Nicene-Arian Conflicts.
Whereas Ambrose of Milan appeals to the image of the king and his bride to reinforce the role of the bishop in the consecration and guarding of young Christian virgins, Jerome deploys it to reinforce his own role as ascetic teacher and premier biblical exegete, in the face of attacks on his authority.
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.
He is the author of Ambrose of Milan's Method of Mystagogical Preaching and coauthor of Creative Preaching on the Sacraments.
(29.) Neil McLynn, Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994), 60-68.