Cloud of Witnesses: An Introductory History of the Development of Christian Doctrine to 500 CE. New Revised Edition / Edition 2

Cloud of Witnesses: An Introductory History of the Development of Christian Doctrine to 500 CE. New Revised Edition / Edition 2

by David N. Bell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0879072180

ISBN-13: 2900879072185

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

First published in 1989, A Cloud of Witnesses has been completely rewritten to incorporate a multitude of minor amendments and a considerable amount of additional information. Like the first edition, it is intended as an introduction to the formative first five hundred years of the Christian theological tradition. In these pages the opinions and personalities of the

Overview

First published in 1989, A Cloud of Witnesses has been completely rewritten to incorporate a multitude of minor amendments and a considerable amount of additional information. Like the first edition, it is intended as an introduction to the formative first five hundred years of the Christian theological tradition. In these pages the opinions and personalities of the Fathers of the Church are presented against the intellectual, social, and political world of their times, but since the book is only an introduction, the author traces the development of Christian doctrine in a rather more logical and cohesive manner than was the case in reality.

About the Author:
David N. Bell is University Research Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The Memorial University of Newfoundland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900879072185
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
Cistercian Studies
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
240

Table of Contents


Preface to the second edition     7
Preface     11
An Historical Outline     15
The Intellectual Background     27
The Apostolic Fathers and the Defenders of the Faith     39
Christian Platonism and the School of Alexandria     51
Arius and the Council of Nicaea     63
The Triumph of the Nicene Faith     77
The Western Contribution     89
Christ: Body and Soul     103
Christ: God and Man     113
The Council of Chalcedon     129
Christ After Chalcedon     143
A Question of Grace     155
Cur Deus Homo?     169
One and Holy: The Mystical Body of Christ     183
The Communication of Grace     197
Last Things     211
Index     227

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