Augustine, the Trinity, and the Church: A Reading of the Anti-Donatist Sermons

Augustine, the Trinity, and the Church: A Reading of the Anti-Donatist Sermons

by Adam Ployd

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190212049
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adam Ployd is Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Eden Theological Seminary. His work on Augustine has appeared in Augustinian Studies, Journal of Early Christian Studies, and Scottish Journal of Theology. Ployd, a deacon in the United Methodist Church, lives in St. Louis with his wife, the Rev. Diane Kenaston, and their two dogs.

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations

Introduction
Trinitarian and Pro-Nicene
The Church and the Donatists
Chapter Outline

1. To Know and To Love
Introduction
Knowledge, Love, and the Purpose of Preaching
The Moral Epistemology of trin. 1
The Moral Epistemology of Our Sermon Series
The Primary Disposition of Humility
Conclusion

2. The Body of Christ
Introduction
The Grammar of Unity
From Grammar to Revelation
Fleshing Out the Body of Christ
Conclusion

3. The Love of the Holy Spirit
Introduction
Prolegomena on Love
Love as the Source of Unity
The Spirit of Love
Conclusion

4. The Unity of Baptism
Introduction
The Spirit of Baptism
The Power of Christ
The Unity of the Dove
Conclusion

Conclusion: Appreciating Augustine's Trinitarian Ecclesiology
Bibliography
Subject Index
Augustine Citation Index
Biblical Citation Index

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