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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourseby Istvan Czachesz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Early Christian apocryphal and conical documents present us with grotesque images of the human body, often combining the playful and humorous with the repulsive, and fearful. First to third century Christian literature was shaped by the discourse around and imagery of the human body. This study analyses how the iconography of bodily cruelty and visceral... more...

  • Libri V et VIby Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius; Eberhard Heck

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 33.64

    The seven books of the Diuinae institutiones , the most important work by Lactantius, the Christian author and contemporary of Constantine the Great, are an apologetic treatise that includes a defense of Christianity and a criticism of pagan religion, philosophy and morals. The third fascicle, consisting of books V and VI (Christian ethics,... more...

  • Patristik und Resilienzby Clemens Sedmak; Malgorzata Bogaczyk-Vormayr

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 106.65

    Dieses Buch stellt eine einfache Frage: Was können wir aus den frühchristlichen Texten im Hinblick auf die moderne Resilienzforschung gewinnen? Resilienz bezeichnet die Widerstandskraft ? die Kirchenväter sprachen in diesem Zusammenhang von der Kraft der Seele. Dieser Band versammelt 12 Beiträge, die eine interdisziplinäre Auseinandersetzung mit dem... more...

  • Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristicsby Ken Parry

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields. Challenges accepted definitions of patristics... more...

  • The Interior Mountainby Simon Peter Iredale

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 7.50

    Designed for group or individual use, this book on Christian spirituality is based on the wise sayings of the Desert Saints of the third and fourth centuries. Each of the chapters begins with a short collection of sayings organized around a particular theme (prayer, temptation, charity, self-control, endurance, simplicity, silence, and solitude). more...

  • Maximus the Confessorby Andrew Louth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    St Maximus the Confessor, the greatest of Byzantine theologians, lived through the most catastrophic period the Byzantine Empire was to experience before the Crusades. This book introduces the reader to the times and upheavals during which Maximus lived. It discusses his cosmic vision of humanity and the role of the church. The study makes available... more...

  • Encounters with Hellenismby C. Breytenbach; L.L. Welborn

    BRILL 2004; US$ 129.00

    Containing reprints of two classical studies by A. von Harnack and W. Jaeger, this volume deals with the encounter of early Christianity with Hellenistic culture, particularly with the question of ancient rhetorical influence on the First Letter of Clement. more...

  • Pseudo-Dionysiusby Paul Rorem

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    "Dionysius the Areopagite" is the biblical name chosen by the pseudonymous author of an influential body of Christian theological texts, dating from around 500 C.E. The Celestial Hierarchy , The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy , The Divine Names , and The Mystical Theology offer a synthesis of biblical interpretation, liturgical spirituality, and Neoplatonic... more...

  • Guardians of Lettersby Kim Haines-Eitzen

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    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...

  • Eusebius von Cäsarea als Häreseographby Meike Willing

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 213.36

    In his History of the Church, Eusebius of Caesarea (? approx. 340) presents the first comprehensive history of Christianity from its beginnings. In it, he devotes a great deal of attention to the subject of heresy. Which heresies did Eusebius know? How does he sketch them? Which ones does he suppress? The study affords an insight into Eusebius'... more...