The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature
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About "The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature"
The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c. 100-c. 400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The works of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians. This is a landmark reference book for scholars and students alike.
Meet the Authors
Frances Young (Ed)
Frances M. Young FBA OBE (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the recently retired Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, England. The lead editor of The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature and the author of numerous books in patristics and New Testament studies including Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality; From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide to the Literature and Its Background (2nd ed); and The Making of the Creeds, she is also an ordained Methodist minister.
Lewis Ayres (Ed)
Dr. Lewis Ayres (D.Phil., Merton College, Oxford University) is Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Dr. Ayres' research focuses on Augustine and on Greek and Latin Trinitarian theology, Christology, and pneumatology in the fourth and fifth centuries. His next book will be a study of pro-Nicene theologies of the Spirit between 350 and 400. He also studies the development of exegesis between 100 and 500, modern Trinitarian theology (especially its engagement with Patristic thought), modern reception of Augustine.
Ayres is coeditor of the Blackwells series Challenges in Contemporary Theology. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Early Christian Studies and Modern Theology. During 2007-2008 he was on sabbatical as a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology.
Augustine's Trinitarian Theology; The Mystery of the Holy Trinity in the Fathers of the Church (Four Courts Press), coeditor; Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature (Cambridge University Press 2004), coeditor; Nicaea and Its Legacy (Oxford University Press 2004);Christian Origins: Theology, Rhetoric and Community (Routledge 1998), editor
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Andrew Louth (Ed)
Dr Andrew Louth is Professor of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, University of Durham, and General Editor (with Gillian Clark) of Oxford Early Christian Studies. He is the author of Denys the Areopagite, St John Damascene tradition and originality in Byzantine theology, Greek east and Latin west the church AD 681-1071 and most recently Love.