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Patristic Theology (Westminster Handbooks To Christian Theology Series)

John Anthony Mcguckin

Patristic Theology (Westminster Handbooks To Christian Theology Series)

John Anthony Mcguckin

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- Publisher he early centuries of the Christian era were marked by a variety of theological ideas in differing stages of development. Numerous theologians emerged with proposals about what the Christian church should believe and how theological ideas related to each other. Some of these theologians gained more prominent status and their ideas became sources on which others built. Patristic theology is thus a formative period, a yeasty time in which theological doctrines took on many stages of complexity. This outstanding handbook by a leading specialist in Patristic Theology provides students and scholars with easy access to key terms, figures, sociocultural developments, and controversies of this period, extending to the ninth-century. McGuckin's introductory essay outlines the main intellectual issues in the early church. His concluding Bibliographic Guide Essay and General Bibliography also features a Website Resources Guide to assist readers with additional ways to study this period.

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This is a unique reference resource for study of the theological ideas developed in the early church period. Patristic theology is the theology of Christian writers up to the ninth century which became formative for succeeding centuries of Christianity. This handbook provides easy access to these leading theological understandings.

The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.



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416 Paes
- Publisher

he early centuries of the Christian era were marked by a variety of theological ideas in differing stages of development. Numerous theologians emerged with proposals about what the Christian church should believe and how theological ideas related to each other. Some of these theologians gained more prominent status and their ideas became sources on which others built. Patristic theology is thus a formative period, a yeasty time in which theological doctrines took on many stages of complexity. This outstanding handbook by a leading specialist in Patristic Theology provides students and scholars with easy access to key terms, figures, sociocultural developments, and controversies of this period, extending to the ninth-century. McGuckin's introductory essay outlines the main intellectual issues in the early church. His concluding Bibliographic Guide Essay and General Bibliography also features a Website Resources Guide to assist readers with additional ways to study this period.
- Publisher

This is a unique reference resource for study of the theological ideas developed in the early church period. Patristic theology is the theology of Christian writers up to the ninth century which became formative for succeeding centuries of Christianity. This handbook provides easy access to these leading theological understandings.

The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.


- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Anthony Mcguckin

John Anthony McGuckin (Ph.D., University of Durham), formerly reader in patristic and Byzantine theology at the University of Leeds in England, is currently Ane Marie and Bent Emil Nielsen Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary and professor of Byzantine Christian studies at Columbia University in New York City.

A Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Historial Society, he has written over twenty works of historical theology, including St. Cyril of Alexandria: The Christological Controversy; St. Gregory of Nazianzus: An Intellecutual Biography; Standing in God's Holy Fire: The Byzantine Tradition; At the Lighting of the Lamps: Hymns of the Ancient Church and The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology

Most recently he has edited We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ (Volume 2, Ancient Christian Doctrine) an accessible early Christian commentary on the Nicene Creed and the church's understanding of the doctrine of Christ

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  • Catalogue Code 219676
  • Product Code 0664223966
  • EAN 9780664223960
  • Pages 392
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date May 2004
  • Dimensions 229 x 151 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.524kg

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