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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • Cassian the Monkby Columba Stewart

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    This is a study of the life, work and spiritual theology of John Cassian (c.365-430) whose writings were the bridge between eastern monasticism and the developing Latin monasticism of Southern Gaul. He exerted a major influence on the rule of Benedict and the theology of Gregory the Great. more...

  • Typologie spatio-temporelle de l'Ecclesia byzantineby Pascal Mueller-Jourdan

    BRILL 2005; US$ 121.00

    This study addresses the philosophical context of the Mystagogy of Maximus the Confessor. It examines how the Byzantine monk integrates Neoplatonist topics when exposing one of the most important feature of his religious conception of the physical world or cosmology. It provides many important new perspectives for reading the works of Maximus the Confessor,... more...

  • Guardians of Lettersby Kim Haines-Eitzen

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 109.99

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

  • Philosophie der Epochenschwelleby Peter Seele

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    What had to happen so that the Middle Ages could come to pass? This book traces the transition from antiquity to the medieval period through the spiritual development of Augustine. The philosopher and rhetorician?s change to priest, bishop, and, finally, church father gives a face and vivid story of lived philosophy to the decline of roman antiquity. more...

  • Theurgisches Denkenby Wiebke-Marie Stock

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    In the rich reception history of Dionysius Areopagita(approx. 500 AD), the writing On the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy is the only text that has not been given philosophical attention. The present study examines this text as a work in which central concepts of the neo-Platonic tradition in the Christian transformation are further developed in a creative... more...

  • Gregory of Nyssa, The Lettersby Anna M. Silvas

    BRILL 2006; US$ 182.00

    Includes 37 letters of St Gregory of Nyssa (c 335-394), translated into English. This work presents a biography focusing on Gregory's family background and young adulthood. Divided into three sub-collections of letters, it features a study of Gregory - the letter writer, along with a dateline of all the letters. more...

  • Aufforderung zum Martyriumby Maria-Barbara von Stritzky

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 105.00

    During the persecution of the Christians under Emperor Maximinus Thrax in 235, Origen directed an urgent call to his friends Ambrosius and Protoctetus to hold fast to the Christian faith. The work provides an example of the literary genre of appeals directed to a wider audience beyond the direct addressees; in the text, Origen takes statements from... more...

  • Getting to Know the Church Fathersby Bryan M. Litfin

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.99

    A clearly written, accessible introduction to ten church fathers who shaped the way we worship and read the Bible today. more...

  • The Beginning of Christian Philosophyby Eric Osborn

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 40.00

    The problems which Christians faced in the second-century world, with its variety of religious beliefs, have a close relation to those which confront them today. more...

  • D.V. Coornhert (1522-1590); polemist en vredezoekerby D.V. Coornhert; Jaap Gruppelaar; Gerlof Verwey

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 44.90

    De betekenis van Dirck Volkertszoon Coornhert als humanist en politicus is in vergetelheid geraakt. Pas in de twintigste eeuw werd Coornhert herontdekt en is een gedeelte van zijn omvangrijke schriftelijke nalatenschap ontsloten. Deze bundel bouwt voort op die herontdekking. Een aantal onderzoekers op het gebied van de geschiedenis van cultuur, godsdienst,... more...