In The Age of Hildebrand, Vincent outlines the history of the papacy’s rise to absolute power in the Early Middle Ages. He begins with a brief introduction to the circumstances leading up to the election of Hildebrand of Sovana as Pope in 1073, who was canonized as Gregory VII. Gregory VII fought for the authority of the Church to elect its own officials, instead of the state. Vincent traces the influence of Gregory VII and his ideologies through 1303, with the death of Pope Boniface VIII. This volume includes a preface, detailed table of contents, bibliography, and is written in an engaging style.
Vincent’s writing is academic yet highly readable, perfect for students, pastors, and anyone wanting an introduction to Biblical criticism and practical application of Scripture. The Age of Hildebrand contains over 400 pages of Biblical scholarship and exegesis. With the Logos edition, all Scripture references link to the other resources in your library, making study and research effortless.
Marvin Vincent was born in 1834 in New York, the son of a clergyman. A professor at Union Theological Seminary and a pastor, Vincent was best known for his work in textual criticism and Biblical scholarship.