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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • Guardians of Lettersby Kim Haines-Eitzen

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 134.99

    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...

  • Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustineby Robert Dodaro

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    A new account of Augustine's political thought and ethics in relation to his theology. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 252.00

    A long occidental tradition has regarded the Greek monastic romance Barlaam and Josaphat as the work of John Damascene, and the first critical edition of the work appears now in the corpus of his writings.  In actual fact - as became apparent during the editing - it is a work from the late 10th century, and the author is almost certainly... more...

  • The Monk and the Bookby Megan Hale Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar,... more...

  • Theodore of Mopsuestiaby Frederick McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 36.95

    Theodore, bishop of Mopsuestia, (c.350-428) stands out as the pre-eminent exponent of the School of Antioch’s literal, historical and rational emphases in exegesis and of its staunch defence of Christ’s humanity. At his death, he was hailed as one of the outstanding, prolific biblical theologians of his time. However, after his works and person were... more...

  • Augustine and the Disciplinesby Karla Pollmann; Mark Vessey

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 149.99

    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 challenge... more...

  • Laktanz. "Divinae institutiones". Buch 7: "De vita beata"by Stefan Freund

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    Laktanz verfasste die Diuinae institutiones während der Christenverfolgung unter Diokletian als apologetisch ausgerichtete Gesamtdarstellung des christlichen Glaubens für gebildete Leser. Im siebten und letzten Buch ( De uita beata ) belegt er zunächst die Endlichkeit der Welt und die Unsterblichkeit der Seele. Dann kommt er auf das Ende... more...

  • Theurgisches Denkenby Wiebke-Marie Stock

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 182.00

    Das Werk des spätantiken Philosophen und Theologen Dionysius Areopagita (~500) hat in der abendländischen Geistesgeschichte eine außerordentlich reiche Wirkung entfaltet. Auffällig ist, dass dabei allein seine Schrift Über die kirchliche Hierarchie von philosophischer Seite  kaum Beachtung gefunden hat. Die vorliegende Arbeit behebt dieses... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00

    Einführung zum seit Ende 2006 vorliegenden Textband des erstmals kritisch herausgegebenen griechischen Mönchsromans Barlaam und Josaphat . Behandelt werden die wohl gelöste Autorfrage, die Quellen des Textes und sein Fortwirken, der Inhalt, die handschriftliche Überlieferung nebst den verschiedenen Illustrationszyklen und die direkt aus dem... more...

  • Theologie und Kirche im Horizont der Antikeby Carl Andresen; Peter Gemeinhardt

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Carl Andresen (1909-1985) widmete sich seit seiner bahnbrechenden Studie Logos und Nomos (1955) dem Verhältnis von Antike und Christentum. Die gesammelten Studien leuchten dieses Feld der Begegnung in vielfältigen Facetten aus, von der Zuordnung von Theologie und Philosophie in den Debatten über die Trinität über Fragen der Ethik und Seelsorge... more...