History of Christian Thought

History of Christian Thought

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by Justo L. Gonz?lez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0687171822

ISBN-13: 9780687171828

Pub. Date: 07/28/1987

Publisher: Abingdon Press

A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world.
The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out.

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A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world.
The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687171828
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
07/28/1987
Series:
History of Christian Thought Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
838,099
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword,
Roland H. Bainton,
List of Abbreviations,
I Introduction,
II The Cradle of Christianity,
III The Theology of the Apostolic Fathers,
IV The Greek Apologists,
V The Early Heresies: Challenge and Response,
VI Irenaeus,
VII Tertullian,
VIII The School of Alexandria: Clement and Origen,
IX Western Theology in the Third Century,
X Eastern Theology After Origen,
XI The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea,
XII The Arian Controversy After Nicea,
XIII The Theology of Athanasius,
XIV The Great Cappadocians,
XV Trinitarian Doctrine in the West,
XVI The Beginnings of the Christological Controversies,
XVII The Nestorian Controversy and the Council of Ephesus,
XVIII The Council of Chalcedon,
XIX Apostolic or Apostate?,
Appendix: Suggestions for Further Reading,
Index of Subjects and Authors,

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History of Christian Thought 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Justo L. Gonzalez is a precise and knowledgeable historian who does not have a theological ax to grind. His writings are detailed and precise, yet far from mundane. Gonzalez masterfully informs his readers not merely of specific people and events related to the development of Christian theology, but also of their place within that history, in the context of their spiritual, social and economic pinnings. The author achieves his goal to provide his audiance with a "basic knowledge needed for further theological and historical studies and a vision of the rich variety of Chritian thought through the ages"[p.7]. Excellent book!