Early Christianity in North Africa

Early Christianity in North Africa

by François Decret
     
 

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Martyrs, exegetes, catechumens, and councils enlarge this study of North African Christianity, a region often reduced to its dominant patristic personalities. Smither provides English readers a quality translation of an important book that captures the unique spirit of an invaluable chapter of church history. Along with the churches located in large Greek…  See more details below

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Martyrs, exegetes, catechumens, and councils enlarge this study of North African Christianity, a region often reduced to its dominant patristic personalities. Smither provides English readers a quality translation of an important book that captures the unique spirit of an invaluable chapter of church history. Along with the churches located in large Greek cities of the East, the church of Carthage was particularly significant in the early centuries of Christian history. Initially, the Carthaginian church became known for its martyrs. Later, the North African church became further established and unified through the regular councils of its bishops. Finally, the church gained a reputation for its outstanding leaders, Tertullian of Carthage (c. 140-220), Cyprian of Carthage (195-258), and Augustine of Hippo (354-430), African leaders who continue to be celebrated and remembered today.

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Reviews in Religion and Theology - Jonathan Zecher
‘...one could offer this book to undergraduates as a helpful introduction to a world with which they may be totally unfamiliar. Its compendious vision, its readability, make it excellent in this regard...’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780227173565
Publisher:
James Clarke Company, Limited
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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About the Author: Francois Decret holds a PhD in History and is a recognized authority on early Christianity in North Africa. He has taught at the Universities of Oran (Algeria), Lyon (France), Antilles-Guyane (Caribbean), and the University of Latran (Rome).

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