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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modernby Morwenna Ludlow

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 149.99

    The fourth-century Christian thinker, Gregory of Nyssa, has been the subject of a huge variety of interpretations over the past fifty years, from historians, theologians, philosophers, and others. In this highly original study, Morwenna Ludlow analyses these recent readings of Gregory of Nyssa and asks: What do they reveal about modern and postmodern... more...

  • The Irrational Augustineby Catherine Conybeare

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    The Irrational Augustine takes the notion of St Augustine as rigid and dogmatic Father of the Church and turns it on its head. Catherine Conybeare reads Augustine's earliest works to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, who values changeability and human interconnectedness and deplores social exclusion. The novelty of her book lies in taking seriously... more...

  • The Eusebiansby David M. Gwynn

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 97.99

    A historical and theological re-evaluation of the polemical writings of Athanasius of Alexandria (bishop 328-73), who would become known to later Christian generations as a saint and a champion of orthodoxy, and as the defender of the original Nicene Creed of 325 against the `Arian heresy'. For much of his own lifetime, however, Athanasius was... more...

  • The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandriaby Daniel A. Keating

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 149.99

    Daniel A. Keating presents a comprehensive account of sanctification and divinization in Cyril. By establishing the importance of pneumatology in Cyril's narrative of salvation and by showing the requirement for an ethical aspect of divinization grounded in the example of Christ himself, this study brings a corrective to certain readings of Cyril... more...

  • Reconsidering Eusebiusby Sabrina Inowlocki; Claudio Zamagni

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    Over the last decades, Eusebius has been the focus of a great deal of attention. New light has been shed both on his writings and on his personality, which has led to a welcome re-assessment of his significance. As a result, he is no longer perceived as a mere compiler but as a powerful author who largely contributed to the construction of the orthodox... more...

  • Re-thinking Dionysius the Areopagiteby Sarah Coakley; Charles M. Stang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95

    Dionysius the Areopagite, the early sixth-century Christian writer, bridged Christianity and neo-Platonist philosophy. Bringing together a team of international scholars, this volume surveys how Dionysius?s thought and work has been interpreted, in both East and West, up to the present day. One of the first volumes in English to survey the reception... more...

  • Cassian's Conferencesby Dr Christopher J Kelly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This book explores Cassian's use of scripture in the 'Conferences', especially its biblical models to convey his understanding of the desert ideal to the monastic communities of Gaul. This book demonstrates how the scriptures functioned as a dynamic force in the lives of Christian, emphasizes the importance of Cassian in the development... more...

  • Commentary on Matthew (Commentary on the New Testament Book #1)by Robert H. Gundry

    Baker Publishing Group 2011; US$ 5.99

    This affordable commentary on Matthew by a renowned Bible expert is drawn from the author's larger Commentary on the New Testament. more...

  • Pseudoklementinische Homilienby Jürgen Wehnert

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 66.79

    Der weithin bekannte erste christliche Roman verdankt seinen Namen der historischen Gestalt des Klemens, dem bedeutenden römischen Bischof am Ende des 1. Jahrhunderts. Dieser Klemens ist die fiktive Erzählerfigur des in mehreren Stufen seit dem ausgehenden 2. Jahrhundert entstandenen griechischen Prosawerks, dessen Handlung um 40 n. Chr. spielt. Die... more...

  • Mit Wüstenvätern und Wüstenmüttern im Gesprächby Günther Schulz; Jürgen Ziemer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 42.93

    »Was soll ich mit meiner Seele tun?« fragt ein verzweifelt Suchender in der ägyptischen Wüste. Die Frage passt auch in die Gegenwart des 21. Jh. In einer Welt, die bis in die Lebensbereiche der Einzelnen hinein von technischer Rationalität und ökonomischem Effizienzdenken geprägt ist, wächst die Sehnsucht nach geistiger Vertiefung und spiritueller... more...