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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • Negating Negationby Timothy D. Knepper

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 26.00

    Negating Negation' critically examines key concepts in the corpus of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: divine names and perceptible symbols; removal and negation; hierarchy and hierurgy; ineffability and incomprehensibility. In each case it argues that the Dionysian corpus does not negate all things of an absolutely ineffable God; rather, it negates... more...

  • The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourseby Istvan Czachesz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • St. Augustine's Confessionsby Stacy Magedanz

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on St. Augustine’s Confessions takes you on a story... more...

  • The Confessionsby St. Augustine

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 12.95

    'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul.' Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from A.D. 396 until... 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$ 124.99

    An examination of the pseudo-Dionysian writings, named after the author of a body of early Christian texts, which offered a synthesis of Christian dogma and Neoplatonic thought. This study explores their profound influence on medieval theology. more...

  • Eusebius von Cäsarea als Häreseographby Meike Willing

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 238.00

    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...

  • Rendering unto Caesarby Anthony Gill

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Nowhere has the relationship between state and church been more volatile in recent decades than in Latin America. Anthony Gill's controversial book not only explains why Catholic leaders in some countries came to oppose dictatorial rule but, equally important, why many did not. Using historical and statistical evidence from twelve countries, Gill... more...