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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • 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...

  • 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' methodology... more...

  • Augustine and the Disciplinesby Karla Pollmann; Mark Vessey

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    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... more...

  • Evagrius of Pontusby Robert E. Sinkewicz

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 59.99

    Evagrius of Pontus (c.345-399) was one of the most prominent and influential figures among the monks of the desert settlements in Lower Egypt. This is a complete English translation of his writings. - ;Evagrius of Pontus (c.345-399) was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements of Nitria, Sketis, and Kellia in Lower... more...

  • The Asketikon of St Basil the Greatby Anna M. Silvas

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 224.99

    The Asketikon of St Basil the Great comprises a new English translation and studies which re-examine the emergence of monasticism in Asia Minor. Rufinus' translation of an earlier edition is compared with the Greek text of the longer edition, as a means of tracing the development of ideas. Silvas concludes that the antecedents of the monastic community... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    An introduction to the text volume of the first critical edition of the Greek monastic novel The Life of Barlaam and Josaphat , available since the end of 2006. It deals with the question of the authorship ? which can now be regarded as resolved ? the sources of the text and its influence, the contents, the history of the manuscript together with the... more...

  • Jerome of Stridonby Andrew Cain; Josef Lössl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Jerome of Stridon (c.346-420) is arguably the greatest polymath in Latin Christian antiquity; this is the most comprehensive and up to date volume on his life and work available in English today. Familiar debates are re-opened, hitherto uncharted terrain is explored, and problems old and new are posed and solved with the use of innovative methodologies.... more...

  • Evagrius and Gregoryby Kevin Corrigan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Evagrius of Pontus and Gregory of Nyssa have either been overlooked by philosophers and theologians in modern times, or overshadowed by their prominent friend and brother (respectively), Basil the Great. Yet they are major figures in the development of Christian thoughts in late antiquity and their works express a unique combination of desert and urban... more...

  • Theodor von Mopsuestia, De incarnationeby Till Jansen

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    De incarnatione by Theodore of Mopsuestia (350?428), written at the beginning of the Christological controversies, was repeatedly at the centre of debate until Theodore?s condemnation in 553. This study on the transmission of the surviving fragments of this work offers insights into the course the controversies and clarifies the question of the text?s... more...