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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.
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.