I have posted WM 174: Life of Jerome.Part Two: Bethlehem to Death.
This continues my review of the life of Jerome, begun in WM 173, drawing upon on J. N. D. Kelly, Jerome: His Life, Writings, and Controversies (1975).
As a man, Kelly concludes, Jerome "presents a fascinating puzzle" (335). No other famous figure of his age had "such a complex, curiously ambivalent personality" (335). He could be "warm-hearted, kind to the poor and distressed" but also "vain and petty, jealous of rivals, morbidly sensitive, and irascible, hag-ridden of imaginary fears" (336).
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