Gregory the Great

  • A Symposium

  • Edited by John C. Cavadini

  • 240 pages,

  • Paperback | 9780268010430 | April 2001

  • eBook (EPUB) | 9780268077075 | November 2015

  • eBook (PDF) | 9780268080518 | November 2015

  • Notre Dame Studies in Theology


A group of renowned North American scholars gathered at the University of Notre Dame in 1993 for a symposium on Pope Gregory the Great (550–604). This volume presents essays delivered at the conference, together with additional contributions. In these essays Gregory emerges as a figure both interpreting and interpreted: interpreting the past, receiving, synthesizing, and developing the teachings of earlier writers, and, by this very process, presenting a persuasive theological and pastoral agenda which has inspired projects of interpretation and development in later periods up to and including our own.