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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • The Saint's Saintsby Weingarten Susan

    BRILL 2005; US$ 139.00

    This is the first full-length study of Jerome?s saints? Lives. It analyses the way he combines classical, Christian and Jewish literary sources with his actual experience of the geography of late antique Palestine to re-write the biblical Holy Land as a new and Christian world. more...

  • Guardians of Lettersby Kim Haines-Eitzen

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 134.99

    Who were the scribes that copied early Christian literature during the second and third centuries? What roles did they play in the reproduction and dissemination of these writings? To answer these questions, this study utilizes evidence from early Christian literature and the earliest Christian papyri--including their form, physical features, and textual... more...

  • Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustineby Robert Dodaro

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    A new account of Augustine's political thought and ethics in relation to his theology. more...

  • Historia animae utilis de Barlaam et Ioasaph (spuria) IIby Robert Volk

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 195.22

    A long occidental tradition has regarded the Greek monastic romance Barlaam and Josaphat as the work of John Damascene, and the first critical edition of the work appears now in the corpus of his writings.  In actual fact - as became apparent during the editing - it is a work from the late 10th century, and the author is almost certainly... more...

  • The Monk and the Bookby Megan Hale Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar,... more...

  • Theodore of Mopsuestiaby Frederick McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 36.95

    Theodore, bishop of Mopsuestia, (c.350-428) stands out as the pre-eminent exponent of the School of Antioch?s literal, historical and rational emphases in exegesis and of its staunch defence of Christ?s humanity. At his death, he was hailed as one of the outstanding, prolific biblical theologians of his time. However, after his works and person were... more...

  • Augustine and the Disciplinesby Karla Pollmann; Mark Vessey

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 149.99

    Augustine and the Disciplines takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became increasingly aware that an ambivalent attitude towards knowledge and learning was inherent in Christianity. By facing the intellectual challenge... more...

  • Laktanz. "Divinae institutiones". Buch 7: "De vita beata"by Stefan Freund

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 184.37

    Book seven, ?Of a happy life? ( De uita beata ), closes Lactanius? (AD 250-325) ?Introduction to Christianity? ( Diuinae institutiones ). In it the church father, who was renowned as a Christian Cicero, describes the end of the world, the thousand year Kingdom of God and the Last Judgment, from a standpoint influenced by the Christian persecutions.... more...

  • Theologie und Kirche im Horizont der Antikeby Carl Andresen; Peter Gemeinhardt

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.67

    Carl Andresen (1909?1985) posed questions of continuing relevance: what was the attitude of early Christianity to the intellectual history of antiquity, how did it categorize theology and philosophy with respect to each other, how did it defend the Bible?s claim to truth against concurrent systems of thought? This study provides an extensive... more...

  • Umstrittene Vergangenheitby Arne Hogrefe

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.67

    The struggle with the Donatists in North Africa dominated Augustine?s term of office as bishop. In order to disprove their views, in his writings not only did he employ theological arguments, he also referred to events which occurred at the time of the origins of the schism. Augustine?s aim was to use historical documents to prove that the... more...