Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire: Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology

Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire: Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology

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ISBN-13: 9781481304016
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Series: Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity Series
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christoph Markschies is Chair of Ancient Christianity at the Humboldt University and Vice President of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Wayne Coppins is Professor of Religion at The University of Georgia.

Simon Gathercole is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction
Introduction to the English Edition
Introduction to the German Edition
1. Theology and Institution
2. Three Institutional Contexts
3. Institution and Norm
4. The Identity and Plurality of Ancient Christianity
Appendix: Visual Presentation of the Findings on the Lists

What People are Saying About This

David Brakke

Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire is one of the most important books on early Christianity published in the last twenty years. Christoph Markschies lays the groundwork for an innovative history of pre-Nicene theology that takes into account both unity and diversity. Thanks to this excellent translation, even more scholars and students will learn from this exciting study.

Elizabeth A. Clark

Rejecting a ‘history-of-ideas’ approach to the development of Christian theology in the second and third centuries, Markschies explores how the institutional contexts in which theologizing took place shaped the ‘plural identity’ of ancient Christianity. A significant attempt to move beyond the framework of ‘orthodoxy and heresy’ in early Christian studies.

Judith Lieu

The translation of Christoph Markschies’ Kaiserzeitliche christliche Theologie und ihre Institutionen into English is to be warmly welcomed, both to introduce anglophone readers to a tradition of scholarship, and to provoke a wider discussion of how we may after all speak of early Christian theology.

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