The First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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The First Christian Theologians offers a comprehensiveintroduction to the theology of the early Church through anaccessible and lively examination of the major individualtheologians of the time.
- Provides a comprehensive, single-volume introduction to thetheology of the early Church.
- Features an accessible and lively examination of the majorindividual theologians from the first five centuries.
- Explores how Christian theology came into being –including detailed coverage of the Scriptural canon, preaching,heresies, and the role of ecumenical councils.
- Includes an international list of leading contributors.
- Edited by a leading academic in the field, with a reputationfor producing first-rate, accessible books.
About the Author
G. R. Evans is Professor of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of numerous, critically-acclaimed books in the fields of patristic, medieval and Reformation history and theology, including Augustine on Evil (1982), Problems of Authority in the Reformation Debates (1992), The Church and the Churches (1994), Philosophy and Theology in the Middle Ages (1993), Law and Theology in the Middle Ages (2002), and Anselm (1989). G. R. Evans is also the author of A Brief History of Heresy (2003), and the editor of The Medieval Theologians (2000), also in the Great Theologians series, both published by Blackwell.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
List of Abbreviations.
Introduction G. R. Evans (University of Cambridge).
Part I: The Bible:.
1. The First Christian Writings John Rogerson (University ofSheffield).
2. The Interpretation of Scripture Frances Young (University ofBirmingham).
Part II: The Church:.
3. The Early Idea of The Church Stuart George Hall (Universityof St. Andrew’s).
4. The Early Church in the World G. R. Evans (University ofCambridge).
5. The Imperial Ecclesiastical Lawgivers Clarence Gallagher(Campion Hall, Oxford).
Part III: Rival Traditions: Christian Theology andJudaism:.
6. Philo of Alexandria David Runia (Leiden University,University of Melbourne).
7. Christian Theology and Judaism Judith Lieu (King’sCollege London) and Paula Fredriksen (Boston University).
Part IV: Rival Traditions: Christian Theology and SecularPhilosophy:.
8. Christian Theology and Secular Philosophy John Rist(University of Toronto).
9. Justin Martyr Eric Osborn (La Trobe University,Melbourne).
10. Irenaeus of Lyons Eric Osborn (La Trobe University,Melbourne).
11. Clement of Alexandria Eric Osborn (La Trobe University,Melbourne).
12. Origen Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury).
13. Tertullian Eric Osborn (La Trobe University, Melbourne).
14. The Hermetica G. R. Evans (University of Cambridge).
Part V: The Maturing of Early Christian Theology in East andWest:.
15. Athanasius and the Arian Crisis Rowan Williams (Archbishopof Canterbury).
16. The Cappadocians Morwenna Ludlow (University ofCambridge).
17. Pseudo-Dionysius and Maximus the Confessor JanetWilliams.
18. The Syriac Tradition David Taylor (University ofBirmingham).
19. Ambrose Boniface Ramsey (Vincent Ferrer, New York).
20. Jerome G. R. Evans (University of Cambridge).
21. Augustine G. R. Evans (University of Cambridge).
22. Eutyches, Nestorius and Chalcedon G. R. Evans (University ofCambridge).
Conclusion: The End of an Era? G. R. Evans (University ofCambridge).
Consolidated List of Sources.
Index of References.