Henry Chadwick: Selected Writings
: Rare scholarly insight into the early church - still relevant for the church today This anthology offers a choice selection of writings by one of the twentieth century's premier church historians, Sir Henry Chadwick. Many of Chadwick's...
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Rare scholarly insight into the early church - still relevant for the church today
This anthology offers a choice selection of writings by one of the twentieth century's premier church historians, Sir Henry Chadwick. Many of Chadwick's considerable contributions to a fuller understanding of the early church were unpublished or not circulated widely during his lifetime, but here they are compiled in a convenient, accessible form.
Reflecting Chadwick's wide-ranging expertise, this volume contains his essays on a variety of themes pertaining to the early church, including the emerging faith's relationship to classical culture; the interaction between piety, politics, and theology; councils in the early church; the power of music in the church; and more. As relevant for the study of early Christianity today as when they were first written, Chadwick's essays remain a valuable resource for better understanding the church both past and present, shedding light on ecumenical problems that still keep Christians visibly divided.
About the Authors: ý R.M. Hare is White's Professor of Moral Philosophy Emeritus at Oxford University and Research Professor at the University of Florida. Jonathan Barnes is Professor of Ancient Philosophy and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University. Henry Chadwick is Master of Peterhouse, and Regius ProfessorýEmeritus of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.ý
William G. Rusch has been executive director of the Foundation for a Conference on Faith and Order in North America, director of the NCC Commission on Faith and Order, and director of other ecumenical organizations. The author or editor of several books, including Ecumenism: A Movement toward Church Unity, he now teaches at Yale Divinity School, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and New York Theological Seminary.