Linguistics as Podvig

Jerome struggled with the passions and he hints some of those were sexual in nature (cf Letter 22.7).  Unlike other monks who engaged in more bodily deprivations, Jerome found deliverance in learning a new language:  Hebrew (Kelly 50, quoting letter 125).

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Author: Ephraim's Arrow

Interests include patristics, the role of the soul in the human person, analytic theology, charismatic gifts

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