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The Spirit Of Early Christian Thought

Author : Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN : 0300105983
Genre : Religion
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Focusing on major figures such as St. Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, as well as a host of less well known thinkers, Robert Wilken (the author of The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity) chronicles the emergence of a specifically Christian intellectual tradition. He provides an introduction to early Christian thought on topics including early Christian worship, Christian poetry and the spiritual life, the Trinity, Christ, the Bible, and icons, and shows that the energy and vitality of early Christianity arose from within the life of the Church. While early Christian thinkers drew on the philosophical and rhetorical traditions of the ancient world, it was the versatile vocabulary of the Bible that loosened their tongues and minds and allowed them to construct the world anew, intellectually and spiritually. These thinkers were not seeking to invent a world of ideas, Wilken shows, but rather to win the hearts of men and women and to change their lives. Early Christian thinkers set in place a foundation that has endured. Their writings are an irreplaceable inheritance, and Wilken shows that they can still be heard as living voices within contemporary culture.

Documents In Early Christian Thought

Author : Maurice Wiles
ISBN : 0521099153
Genre : Religion
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Extracts from the writings of the Early Christian fathers, covering the main areas of Christian thought.

The Christians As The Romans Saw Them

Author : Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN : 0300098391
Genre : History
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This book offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.

The Oxford Companion To Christian Thought

Author : Adrian Hastings
ISBN : 9780198600244
Genre : Religion
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Entries explore the history of Christian thought from Catholic, Prostestant, and Orthodox perspectives, and discuss regional and national traditions, various denominations, theological topics, symbolism, and controversial issues.

Liberty In The Things Of God

Author : Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN : 9780300245493
Genre : Religion
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From one of the leading historians of Christianity comes this sweeping reassessment of religious freedom, from the church fathers to John Locke In the ancient world Christian apologists wrote in defense of their right to practice their faith in the cities of the Roman Empire. They argued that religious faith is an inward disposition of the mind and heart and cannot be coerced by external force, laying a foundation on which later generations would build. Chronicling the history of the struggle for religious freedom from the early Christian movement through the seventeenth century, Robert Louis Wilken shows that the origins of religious freedom and liberty of conscience are religious, not political, in origin. They took form before the Enlightenment through the labors of men and women of faith who believed there could be no justice in society without liberty in the things of God. This provocative book, drawing on writings from the early Church as well as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, reminds us of how “the meditations of the past were fitted to affairs of a later day.”

God In Early Christian Thought

Author : Andrew Brian McGowan
ISBN : 9789004174122
Genre : Religion
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While the diversity of early Christian thought and practice is now generally assumed, and the experiences and beliefs of Christians beyond the works of great theologians increasingly valued, the question of God is perennial and fundamental. These essays, individually modest in scope, seek to address that largest of questions using particular issues and problems, or single thinkers and distinct texts. They include studies of doctrine and theology as traditionally conceived, but also of understandings of God among the early Christians that emerge from study of liturgy, art, and asceticism, and in relation to the social order and to nature itself.

A History Of Christian Thought Volume Ii

Author : Justo L. González
ISBN : 9781426721915
Genre : Religion
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A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. Beginning with Augustine, Volume 2 covers the flowering of Christian thought that characterized both the Latin West and the Byzantine East during the Middle Ages.

A History Of Christian Thought From Its Judaic And Hellenistic Origins To Existentialism

Author : Paul Tillich
ISBN : 9780671214265
Genre : Religion
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Professor Tillich analyzes the development of Christian theology

Theological Anthropology

Author : J. Patout Burns
ISBN : 1451410026
Genre : Religion
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"Treated thematically under the headings 'The Gnostic Movement,' 'Christian Platonism,' and 'Fourth Century Developments,' it is possible to see how different ideas of humanity could lead to varieties of theological interpretation."--Donald Skyes

A History Of Christian Thought Volume I

Author : Justo L. González
ISBN : 9781426721892
Genre : Religion
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A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out. Volume 2 #9781426721915 Volume 3 #9781426721939

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