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Isidore of Seville: Sententiae
Knoebel, Thomas L.

New York: Newman, 2018 pp. viii + 264. $49.95

Series Information
Ancient Christian Writers

Description: Isidore of Seville is one of the dominant contributors to the development of medieval Catholic theology. Sententiae, his major theological work, is arranged in three divisions or books. The first is a dogmatic part, presenting the doctrinal assertions of the Catholic faith. This is followed by two additional books, developing the moral principles and correct behavior necessary to attain eternal union with God, the highest good summum bonum who is the subject of the first assertion of faith in Book 1. The work presents a marvelously holistic view of faith and action, developing the relationship between the intellectual and moral, the individual and social life of the Christian believer, all in the context of eternal life.

Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory, Historical Approaches

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Review by Jonathan Douglas Hicks
Published 8/13/2020
Citation: Jonathan Douglas Hicks, review of Thomas L. Knoebel, Isidore of Seville: Sententiae, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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