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  • Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversyby Susan Wessel

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 189.99 US$ 163.39

    Susan Wessel recounts the historical and cultural process by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, was turned into a heretic. The associated religious controversy was to result in a permenent schism in the Eastern Churches. Wessel argues that it was Cyril's mastery of rhetoric... more...

  • The Letters of Jeromeby Andrew Cain

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    In life Jerome's authority was frequently questioned, yet following his death he was venerated as a saint. Andrew Cain systematically examines Jerome's idealized self-presentation across the extant epistolary corpus, exploring how and why Jerome used letter writing as a means to bid for status as an expert on the Bible and ascetic spirituality. more...

  • Augustine of Hippoby Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    A biography of Augustine's life, as interpreted by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick. Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth, providing a characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic narrative of this central figure in the history of Christian thought. more...

  • The Cult of St George in Medieval Englandby Jonathan Good

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    A survey of the cult of St George in the middle ages, investigating its beginning and growth, and its manipulation for political and other ends. more...

  • Herculean Labours: Erasmus and the Editing of St. Jerome's Letters in the Renaissanceby Hilmar Pabel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 148.00

    Offering a detailed examination of various editorial interventions, this book demonstrates Erasmus of Rotterdam?s self-promotion, religious purpose, and novelty in editing St. Jerome?s letters, as well as his debt to previous and influence on subsequent editions of the Church Father. more...

  • Augustine of Hippoby Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    A biography of Augustine's life, as interpreted by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick. Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth, providing a characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic narrative of this central figure in the history of Christian thought. more...

  • Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Churchby Susanna Elm

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 35.95 US$ 28.76

    This groundbreaking study brings into dialogue for the first time the writings of Julian, the last non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his most outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a central figure of Christianity. Susanna Elm compares these two men not to draw out the obvious contrast between the Church and the Emperor?s neo-Paganism, but rather... more...

  • The Kingdom of Matthiasby Paul E. Johnson; Sean Wilentz

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Shedding new light on the communal religious cultism that has continued... more...

  • Bishop Richard Fox of Winchesterby Clayton J. Drees

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Bishop Richard Fox of Winchester (1448-1528) was an important early modern English prelate whose tireless service to his church, to his king and to humanist studies single him out as one of the great shapers of the Tudor age. This book explores the life and career of Bishop Fox as a figurative architect of his world, physically designing chapels and... more...

  • Origenby Joseph W. Trigg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    Origen was the most influential Christian theologian before Augustine, the founder of Biblical study as a serious discipline in the Christian tradition, and a figure with immense influence on the development of Christian spirituality. This volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into Origen's life and writings. An introduction analyzes... more...