Rare scholarly insight into the early church — still relevant for the church today This anthology offers a choice selection of writings by one of the twentieth century’s premier church historians, Sir Henry Chadwick. Many of Chadwick’s considerable contributions to a fuller understanding of the early church were unpublished or not circulated widely during his lifetime, but here they are compiled in a convenient, accessible form. Reflecting Chadwick’s wide-ranging expertise, this volume contains his essays on a variety of themes pertaining to the early church, including the emerging faith’s relationship to classical culture; the interaction between piety, politics, and theology; councils in the early church; the power of music in the church; and more. As relevant for the study of early Christianity today as when they were first written, Chadwick’s essays remain a valuable resource for better understanding the church both past and present, shedding light on ecumenical problems that still keep Christians visibly divided.
|Publisher:||Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Henry Chadwick (1920–2008) enjoyed international renown as one of the leading church historians of the twentieth century. Scholar, teacher, churchman, accomplished musician, and ecumenist, he held senior professorial appointments at both Oxford and Cambridge universities.