History and Thought of the Early Church
Contents: Preface; The circle and the ellipse: rival concepts of authority in the Early Church; St. Peter and St. Paul in Rome: the problem of the Memoria Apostolorum ad Catacumbas; Pope Damasus and the peculiar claim of Rome to St....
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Contents: Preface; The circle and the ellipse: rival concepts of authority in the Early Church; St. Peter and St. Paul in Rome: the problem of the Memoria Apostolorum ad Catacumbas; Pope Damasus and the peculiar claim of Rome to St. Peter and St. Paul; Philo and the beginnings of Christian thought; St. Paul and Philo of Alexandria; The silence of bishops in Ignatius; Justin Martyr's defence of Christianity; A Latin epitome of Melito's homily on the pascha; Rufinus and the Tura papyrus of Origen's commentary on Romans; Ossius of Cordova and the presidency of the Council of Antioch, 325; The origin of the title 'Oecumenical Council'; Faith and order at the council of Nicea; The fall of Eustathius of Antioch; Pachomios and the idea of sanctity; The identity and date of Mark the Monk; Eucharist and christology in the Nestorian controversy; Nestorius' Book of Heraclides. A review of Luise Abramowski, Untersuchungen zum Liber Heraclidis des Nestorius; John Moschus and his friend Sophronius the sophist; Index.
These studies form part of an endeavour to understand the early Christians in relation to their social and intellectual environment - to trace the influences, particularly that of the classical tradition, on the development of Christianity. They centre upon historical themes to which ideas are cardinal, and the personalities with whom those ideas are associated; the origins of the authority of the Roman Church; Philo and the first theologians; the nature of Early Christian apologetic; and the great religious controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries - Arianism, Christology and Monasticism.
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