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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. III:
Jerome and Gennadius. Lives of Illustrious Men.: Salvianus the presbyter.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

p. 397 Chapter LXVIII.

Salvianus, 2687 presbyter of Marseilles, well informed both in secular and in sacred literature, and to speak without invidiousness, a master among bishops, wrote many things in a scholastic and clear style, of which I have read the following: four books On the Excellence of virginity, to Marcellus the presbyter, three books Against avarice, five books On the present judgment, 2688 and one book On punishment according to desert, addressed to Salonius the bishop, also one book of Commentary on the latter part of the book of Ecclesiastes, addressed to Claudius bishop of Vienne, one book of Epistles. 2689 He also composed one book in verse after the Greek fashion, a sort of Hexaemeron, covering the period from the beginning of Genesis to the creation of man, also many Homilies delivered to the bishops, and I am sure I do not know how many On the sacraments. He is still living at a good old age.


Footnotes

397:2687

Born about 390, Presbyter about 428, died about 484.

397:2688

present judgment more generally known as Divine Providence (De gubernatione Dei.)

397:2689

one book of epistles a 25 30; omit A T 31 e 21.


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