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"Recognized as the most thorough pastoral treatise of the patristic era, this sixth-century work by St Gregory the Great carefully details the duties and obligations of the clergy concerning the spiritual formation of their flock."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Pope Gregory I
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Release: 2007
File: 212 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780881413182

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With kind and humble intent thou reprovest me, dearest brother, for having wished by hiding myself to fly from the burdens of pastoral care; as to which, lest to some they should appear light, I express with my pen in the book before you all my own estimate of their heaviness, in order both that he who is free from them may not unwarily seek them, and that he who has so sought them may tremble for having got them. This book is divided into four separate heads of argument, that it may approach the reader’s mind by allegations arranged in order—by certain steps, as it were. For, as the necessity of things requires, we must especially consider after what manner every one should come to supreme rule; and, duly arriving at it, after what manner he should live; and, living well, after what manner he should teach; and, teaching aright, with how great consideration every day he should become aware of his own infirmity; lest either humility fly from the approach, or life be at variance with the arrival, or teaching be wanting to the life, or presumption unduly exalt the teaching.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Saint Gregory the Great
Publisher: Aeterna Press
Release: 2016-04-17
File: Pages
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St. Gregory deals with the great responsibility of the episcopal office and its onerous nature.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Pope Gregory, I
Publisher: Paulist Press
Release: 1950
File: 281 Pages
ISBN-13: 080910251X

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Author: Pope Gregory I
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Release: 1895
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:752483351

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Liber Regulae Pastoralis or Regula Pastoralis (The Book of the Pastoral Rule, commonly known in English as "Pastoral Care," a translation of the alternative Latin title Cura Pastoralis) is a treatise on the responsibilities of the clergy written by Pope Gregory I around the year 590, shortly after his papal inauguration. It became one of the most influential works on the topic ever written. The title was that used by Gregory when sending a copy to his friend Leander of Seville. The text was addressed to John, the bishop of Ravenna, as a response to a query from him. Gregory later revised the text somewhat. The personal, intellectual and moral standards Gregory enjoined did not at all points closely reflect 6th century realities: for example, one letter from the Bishop of Cartagena (Book II, letter 54 in Gregory's collected correspondence) praises the book, but expresses a reserve that it might prove beyond ordinary capacities. The influence of the book, however, was vast. After reading the Regulae, the Byzantine emperor Maurice directed that it be translated and distributed to every bishop within the empire (Demacopoulos). Indeed, among the works of all the Latin authors in the patristic period, Gregory's alone were translated into Greek during his own lifetime. In the West, the book also retained its significance and broad dissemination. That the book had been taken to England by Augustine of Canterbury- who was sent to the Kingdom of Kent by Gregory in 597- was noted in the preface to it written by Alfred the Great, who in the late 9th century translated it into Old English as part of a project to improve education in Anglo-Saxon England. In addition to details of his translation methodology, the extensive preface describes the rationale and intentions behind the project: even hundreds of years after it was written, the work was still seen as the most essential guide for pastors, and Alfred wished every bishop in his kingdom to have a copy for the benefit of the less-educated clergy.

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Author: Pope Gregory I
Publisher: Limovia.Net
Release: 2013-06
File: 282 Pages
ISBN-13: 1783362499

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How can pastors thrive amid the demands of being preacher, therapist, administrator, and CEO? We need a contemporary pastoral rule: a pattern for ministry that encourages and enables pastors to focus on what is most important in their pastoral task. Written by three veteran pastors, this book gives examples of pastoral rules in communities throughout the church's history, providing concrete advice on how pastors can develop and keep a pastoral rule today.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John P. Burgess
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2019-05-14
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830873029

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Pastoral Rule, written around 590 A.D. by Pope Gregory I , outlines the role of the clergy. It was immensely influential, and Byzantine Emperor Maurice ordered that it be translated into Greek and given to every bishop.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Gregory the Great
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Release: 2020
File: 134 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781647980023

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Author: pape Grégoire I
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Release: 1895
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:614483907

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Genre: Religion
Author: Saint John Chrysostom
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Release: 1977
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0913836389

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Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward mysticism, exegesis, and the role of the saints in the life of the church. The scale of Gregory's administrative activity in both the ecclesial and civic affairs of Rome also helped to make possible the formation of the medieval papacy. Gregory disciplined malcontent clerics, negotiated with barbarian rulers, and oversaw the administration of massive estates that employed thousands of workers. Scholars have often been perplexed by the two sides of Gregory—the monkish theologian and the calculating administrator. George E. Demacopoulos's study is the first to advance the argument that there is a clear connection between the pontiff's thought and his actions. By exploring unique aspects of Gregory's ascetic theology, wherein the summit of Christian perfection is viewed in terms of service to others, Demacopoulos argues that the very aspects of Gregory's theology that made him distinctive were precisely the factors that structured his responses to the practical crises of his day. With a comprehensive understanding of Christian history that resists the customary bifurcation between Christian East and Christian West, Demacopoulos situates Gregory within the broader movements of Christianity and the Roman world that characterize the shift from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. This fresh reading of Gregory's extensive theological and practical works underscores the novelty and nuance of Gregory as thinker and bishop.

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Genre: Religion
Author: George E. Demacopoulos
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Release: 2015-10-15
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780268077860

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