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Sermons (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 93)
by Saint Leo the Great, Jane Patricia Freeland and Agnes Josephine Conway
translated by Sister Jane Patricia Freeland, C.S.J.B. and Sister Agnes Josephine Conway, S.S.J.
Catholic University of America Press, 1995
eISBN: 978-0-8132-1193-0 | Cloth: 978-0-8132-0093-4
Library of Congress Classification BR60.F3L42 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 252.014

It would be practically impossible to understand this monumental transition from the Roman world to Christendom without taking into account the pivotal role played by Leo the Great. In this regard, his sermons provide invaluable data for the social historian. It was Leo--and not the emperor--who went out to confront Attila the Hun. It was Leo who once averted and on another occasion mitigated the ravages of barbarian incursions. As significant as his contribution was to history, Leo had an even greater impact on theology.

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