Heretics For Armchair Theologians

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Overview

In this unique Armchair volume, noted church historians Justo and Catherine Gonzalez introduce readers to important early church figures whose teachings were denounced by the church as heresies. Instructional for what they taught and for revealing what the church wished to safeguard and uphold, these "heretics," including Marcion, Arius, Nestorius, and Pelagius, are engagingly presented in their contexts through a clear and accessible text that is highlighted by the humorous illustrations of Ron Hill. Heretics for Armchair Theologians is an enjoyable way to learn about the church's early life and beliefs.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664232054
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2008
  • Series: Armchair Theologians Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 648,423
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Justo L. González is a noted and prolific historian of Christian thought and the author of many books, including Essential Theological Terms, and The Apostles' Creed for Today. He is also editor of The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians, published by WJK.

Catherine Gunsalus González is Professor Emerita of Church History at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

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