This monograph establishes the directional bearing which Latin has given to the Church through each successive age from the 1st century to the 20th. Lingua Latina has served as nothing less than the transport vehicle of Christianity itself. So densely has history woven the strands of Latin into the texture of Christianity, that any attempt to detach the language is to remove the backing from the tapestry. The conclusion of the monograph will indicate that any attempt to detach the faith from this groundline, so historically valid, would amount to nothing less than a departure of the Church from its magnetic north.
Dr. Berry is also the author of The Christian Inscription at Pompeii (Mellen, 1995) and the translator of Mela's Geography/De Situ Orbis, AD 43 (Mellen, 1997) and several other monographs published by Mellen.
Introduction; 1. The Roman Alphabet; 2. The Roman Language; 3. The 1st Century; 4. The 2nd Century; 5. The 3rd Century; 6. The 4th Century; 7. The 5th Century; 8. The 6th Century; 9. The 7th Century; 10. The 8th Century; 11. The 9th Century; 12. The 10th Century; 13. The 11th Century; 14. The 12th Century; 15. The 13th Century; 16. The 14th Century; 17. The 15th Century; 18. The 16th Century; 19. The 17th Century; 20. The 18th Century; 21. The 19th Century; 22. The 20th Century; Bibliography, Index