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Williams, Megan Hale 1969-

Works: 6 works in 58 publications in 3 languages and 4,290 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BR67.2, 270.10922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Megan Hale Williams
Christianity and the transformation of the book : Origen, Eusebius, and the library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity and the Transformation of the Book combines broad-gauged synthesis and close textual analysis to reconstruct the kinds of books and the ways of organizing scholarly inquiry and collaboration among the Christians of Caesarea, on the coast of Roman Palestine. The book explores the dialectical relationship between intellectual history and the history of the book, even as it expands our understanding of early Christian scholarship."--Dust jacket
The monk and the book : Jerome and the making of Christian scholarship by Megan Hale Williams( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar, by contrast, requires expensive infrastructure-a library, a workplace, and the means of disseminating his work. In The Monk and the Book, Megan Hale Williams argues that Saint Jerome was the first to represent biblical study as a mode of asceticism appropriate for an inhabitant of a Christian monastery, thus pioneering the enduring linkage of monastic identities and institutions with scholarship. Revisiting Jerome with the analytical tools of recent cultural history-including the work of Bourdieu, Foucault, and Roger Chartier-Williams proposes new interpretations that remove obstacles to understanding the life and legacy of the saint. Examining issues such as the construction of Jerome's literary persona, the form and contents of his library, and the intellectual framework of his commentaries, Williams shows that Jerome's textual and exegetical work on the Hebrew scriptures helped to construct a new culture of learning. This fusion of the identities of scholar and monk, Williams shows, continues to reverberate in the culture of the modern university. "[Williams] has written a fascinating study, which provides a series of striking insights into the career of one of the most colorful and influential figures in Christian antiquity. Jerome's Latin Bible would become the foundational text for the intellectual development of the West, providing words for the deepest aspirations and most intensely held convictions of an entire civilization. Williams's book does much to illumine the circumstances in which
Come il cristianesimo ha trasformato il libro by Anthony Grafton( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra III e IV secolo d.C., in un periodo di forti tensioni per l'impero romano, a Cesarea, in Palestina, videro la luce due opere straordiarie, oggi purtroppo perdute: gli "Hexapla" di Origene e la "Cronaca" di Eusebio. Gli "Hexapla" raccoglievano, su più colonne, le principali traduzioni greche del Vecchio Testamento e il loro originale ebraico; la "Cronaca" narrava in parallelo le vicende storiche di Greci, Romani, Ebrei e degli altri popoli presenti nella Bibbia. Gli autori ricostruiscono la genesi delle due opere, la loro forma libraria, l'ambiente culturale in cui videro la luce, grazie a tutti gli indizi che la filologia e l'archeologica permettono di recuperare. Il racconto delle imprese di Origene ed Eusebio, con tutte le difficoltà affrontate e le innovazioni tecniche e intellettuali conseguite, tratteggia uno straordinario affresco storico, che svela al lettore la natura più profonda delle radici culturali dell'Occidente
Jerome's biblical criticism and the making of Christian scholarship by Megan Hale Williams( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funkcija, fakt, fabula --- in fikcija by Megan Hale Williams( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chromatius and Jerome on Matthew by Megan Hale Williams( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Christianity and the transformation of the book : Origen, Eusebius, and the library of Caesarea
The monk and the book : Jerome and the making of Christian scholarship
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