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31 books · 66 voters · list created September 20th, 2009 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 546 books
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message 1: by Thom (last edited Jan 21, 2010 05:35PM) (new)

Thom Dunn THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT......Only title I could find for earlier compilations pulled together circa 530 A.D.

St Jerome Vulgate finished circa 405 A.D.

Ulfilas(Wulfilas)--his mission to the Goths, 4th century, fragments of his translation, 6th century---SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE ?--Gothic Bible significant given major differences between Gothic and other prevailing Christianities of the time (See Bart Ehrmann, e.g., Lost Christianities).




message 2: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Who was it took Augustine to task for the "fall" of Rome to the Vandals, circa 405 A.S. leading him to write The City of God in reply ?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Hmm. Was there one person in particular to whom he responded? I know that many, particularly non-Christians, saw Christianity as responsible for the Vandal sack of Rome ... and even to St. Jerome the fall of the Eternal City was tantamount to the collapse of the entire world. Also, in the intro to The City of God, Augustine mentions that the work is partly written in response to a suggestion by his friend Marcellinus. Other than that, though ... I confess I am drawing a blank!


message 4: by Phoenix (new)

Phoenix The Art of War was NOT from the 5th century AD it was from the 6th Century 'BC', it needs to be removed from this list.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Excellent point; will remove.


message 6: by Akemi (new)

Akemi G. I love this series of lists by the century. Perhaps there should be a list for books before the 4th century?


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message 8: by Emrys (new)

Emrys The Consolation of Philosophy (c. 523/524 AD) by Boethius should not be on this list.


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