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The Scm Press A-Z of Patristic Theology

John Anthony Mcguckin

The Scm Press A-Z of Patristic Theology

John Anthony Mcguckin

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"The 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 handbook by a specialist in Patristic Theology provides students and scholars with easy access to key terms, figures, socio-cultural 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. The entries are written to help those with no previous theological knowledge understand the major dimensions of each topic."--BOOK JACKET.

- Publisher The SCM Press A-Z of Patristic Theology offers a valuable resource to students of Church history and historical theology. Combining accessibility with erudition, the expansive essays neither assure prior knowledge of the field nor fall prey to the dangers of oversimplification. A coherence of voice and vision is sustained, largely due to the fact that this volume is the work of one author, John Anthony McGuckin, whose deep learnedness and passion for ancient Christianity is evidenced on every page. Covering topics from East and West, the range of reference is from architecture and its liturgical implications, through to succinct explorations of persons, councils and controversies, definitions of faith, doctrine and the Christian life.

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"The 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 handbook by a specialist in Patristic Theology provides students and scholars with easy access to key terms, figures, socio-cultural 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. The entries are written to help those with no previous theological knowledge understand the major dimensions of each topic."--BOOK JACKET.
- Publisher

The SCM Press A-Z of Patristic Theology offers a valuable resource to students of Church history and historical theology. Combining accessibility with erudition, the expansive essays neither assure prior knowledge of the field nor fall prey to the dangers of oversimplification. A coherence of voice and vision is sustained, largely due to the fact that this volume is the work of one author, John Anthony McGuckin, whose deep learnedness and passion for ancient Christianity is evidenced on every page. Covering topics from East and West, the range of reference is from architecture and its liturgical implications, through to succinct explorations of persons, councils and controversies, definitions of faith, doctrine and the Christian life.
- Publisher

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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 249830
  • Product Code 0334040108
  • EAN 9780334040101
  • Pages 392
  • Department Academic
  • Category Reference
  • Sub-Category Dictionaries/encyclopaedias
  • Publisher Scm Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2005
  • Sales Rank #18958
  • Dimensions 228 x 150 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.548kg

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