The Word Among Us

November 2009 Issue

A New Kind of Bishop

St. Ambrose marked a new era for church and state relations.

By: Robert G. Kennedy

A New Kind of Bishop: St. Ambrose marked a new era for church and state relations. by Robert G. Kennedy

The crowd that gathered in the church in Milan that day late in a.d. 374 was confused, fearful, and angry.

The Christian community in the city had been bitterly divided for decades between the followers of Arius, who taught that Christ was not divine...

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