Gregory of tours and hagiography in the sixth century. Historical and theological approaches to the book about the virtues of saint martin

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Abstract

Bishop Gregory of Tours (594) wrote eight hagiographical books, four of which were dedicated to the miracles performed by Saint Martin -De uirtutibus sancti Martini episcopi-. This collection of favours, little known in the Spanish-speaking world, represents a pedagogical and moral effort and allows us to understand the pastoral project of this sixth century Gallo-Roman writer. The present work aims to show how the hagiographical work of this learned bishop makes possible the analysis of the historical particularities of an eminently religious society, in which the transmission of the ideals of a discipline of evangelical life and the spread of devotion to Saint Martin are central.

Translated title of the contributionGregory of tours and hagiography in the sixth century. Historical and theological approaches to the book about the virtues of saint martin
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalAnuario de Historia de la Iglesia
Volume29
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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