Hilary of Poitiers

Hilary of Poitiers and Martin of Tours by J.G. Cazenove

Today’s free book contains a brief biography of Hilary of Poitiers md Martin of Tours, part of the Fathers of the Church for English Readers series. This public domain volume was digitised using the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library.

John Gibson Cazenove [1821-1896], St. Hilary of Poitiers and St. Martin of Tours. The Fathers For English Readers. London: SPCK, 1883. Hbk. pp.269. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Hilary of Poitiers
    1. The Country and Age of Hilary
    2. Outlines of the Career of Hilary
    3. The Youth of Hilary
    4. First Years of Hilary’s Episcopate
    5. Hilary in Exile
    6. The Questions at Issue
    7. Hilary and the Arians
    8. Hilary and the Semi-Arians
    9. Hilary and the Emperor
    10. Mistakes of Hilary
    11. The Critics of Hilary
    12. Hilary as Teacher and as Commentator
    13. Hilary’s Irenicon
    14. Hilary as Historian
    15. Minor Elucidations
    16. Last Years of Hilary—Conclusion
  • Martin of Tours
    1. Introductory
    2. Miracles in the Post-Apostolic Age
    3. Youth of Martin
    4. Martin’s Withdrawal from the Army, and First Visit to St. Hilary
    5. Martin Returns to Gaul, and Founds a Monastry near Poitiers
    6. Martin Becomes Bishopof Tours
    7. Martin and the Authorities of the State
    8. Martin and Civil Rulers, cont.—The Case of Priscillian
    9. The Sentence of Priscillian and His Followers: Its Results
    10. Conclusions

Main image: Statue of Saint Martin cutting his cloak in two above the Höchst Castle’s gate. Source: Eva K.

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