Vincent of Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine

Vincent of Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine


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The theology of Vincent of Lérins is often reduced to a memorable slogan: "We hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, and by everyone." Thomas Guarino argues that this "Vincentian canon" has frequently been taken out of context. This book introduces Vincent's thought and its reception in Christian history, exploring Vincent's creative and innovative understanding of the development of doctrine and showing how it informed the thought of John Henry Newman. Guarino contends that Vincent's theology contributes significantly to theology and ecumenism in the twenty-first century. The volume is the second in a series on the church fathers edited by Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering.

About the Series
The Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality series critically recovers patristic exegesis and interpretation for contemporary theology and spirituality. Each volume covers a specific church father and illuminates the exegesis that undergirds the Nicene tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801049095
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2013
Series: Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas G. Guarino (STD, Catholic University of America) is professor of systematic theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He is the author of several books, including Vattimo and Theology and Foundations of Systematic Theology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Life and Works of Vincent of Lérins
1. Key Theological Themes in the Commonitorium
2. The Theological Reception of Vincent of Lérins: John Henry Newman
3. The Enduring Ecumenical Importance of Vincent of Lérins

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