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Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Stephen Andrew Cooper


Marius Victorinus, the first Latin commentator on the Pauline epistles, has generally been considered out of the mainstream of fourth century Latin Christianity. This judgment is largely due to two factors: the dominant place of Neoplatonism in his Christian writings; and Jerome’s scornful remarks on Victorinus as an expert in profane authors who had the temerity to take upon himself the task of commenting on the Bible. This opinion does not do justice to the author or his exegetical work. This book, the first full-length study in English of Marius Victorinus the biblical exegete, presents the ... More

Keywords: Paul, Neoplatonism, Roman rhetoricm, Augustine, Ambrosiaster, Latin commentary, scholar consensus, Roman church, Trinitarian Controversy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270270
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0198270275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Andrew Cooper, author
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College
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