The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary
Saint Jerome maintains against Helvidius three propositions:
- 1st. That Joseph was only putatively, not really, the husband of Mary.
- 2d. That the "brothers" of the Lord were his cousins, not his own brothers.
- 3d. That virginity is better than the married state.
- Jerome (c. 383), "The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary - Against Helvidius", in Philip Schaff; Henry Wace; Kevin Knight, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 6, Translated by W.H. Fremantle, G. Lewis and W.G. Martley, Buffalo, New York: Christian Literature Publishing Co. (retrieved from New Advent)
- Hunter, David G. (Spring 1993). "Helvidius, Jovinian, and the Virginity of Mary in Late Fourth-Century Rome". Journal of Early Christian Studies. Johns Hopkins University Press. Vol. 1 (number 1): pp. 47–71. doi:10.1353/earl.0.0147. Retrieved 2016-08-30.