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  • Christianity in the Second Centuryby Emily J. Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Tatian is a significant figure in the early Church, his work both representing and revealing his second-century context. This study offers a detailed exploration of his thought. It is also a valuable introduction to the entire period, particularly the key developments it witnessed in Christianity. Emily Hunt examines a wide range of topics in depth:... more...

  • Who's Who in Christianityby Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 38.95

    Who's Who in Christianity is an invaluable reference guide to the leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, saints, popes, monarchs, philanthropists, theologians, missionaries and heretics. The book encompasses both Eastern and Western churches and the lives and opinions of personalities... more...

  • Irenaeus of Lyonsby Robert M. Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    During the second century the Christian world was shaken by the Gnostics. Irenaeus came from Asia Minor via Rome to become bishop of Lyons, clarify Christian doctrines and fight the Gnostics with a major, five-volume work. He was a living part of his contemporary culture and his approach filled early Christian thought with new life. The writings of... more...

  • The library of Eusebius of Caesareaby A.J. Carriker

    BRILL 2003; US$ 186.00

    This work reconstructs the contents of the library in Roman Palestine of Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 265-339) by examining Eusebius' major works. It discusses how Eusebius used his sources and then examines what works were available in the library relating to philosophical works. more...

  • Christianization and Communication in Late Antiquityby Jaclyn L. Maxwell

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Studies the role of ordinary people in the 'Christianization' of the Roman Empire. more...

  • The Cult of Saint Theclaby Stephen J. Davis

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Thecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, became perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' in the early church. Bringing together literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, the author shows how the cult of Saint Thecla was especially popular among early Christian women. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...