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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...

  • 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$ 252.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 249.99

    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...

  • Jerome of Stridonby Dr Josef Lössl; Prof Dr Andrew Cain

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...