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History of specific doctrines and movements. Heresies and schisms

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  • The Arch-Heretic Marcionby Sebastian Moll

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 56.30

    Marcion is unanimously acknowledged to be one of the most important and most intriguing figures of the Early Church. In spite of this importance, there is no comprehensive up-to-date study on his life and thought. Thus, the desire to fill this gap within the academic world - which is inconvenient for both students and professors alike - has been the... more...

  • Augustine's Theology of Preachingby Peter T. Sanlon

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Scholarship has painted many pictures of Augustine?the philosophical theologian, the refuter of heresy, or contributor to doctrines like Original Sin?but the picture of Augustine as preacher, says Sanlon, has been seriously neglected. When academics marginalize the Sermones ad Populum, the real Augustine is not presented accurately. In this study,... more...

  • A Brief History of Heresyby G. R. Evans

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects. The idea of a heretic conjures up many images, from the martyrs prepared to die for their beliefs,... more...

  • A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics'by Antti Marjanen; Petri Luomanen

    BRILL 2005; US$ 169.00

    The book deals with thinkers and movements that were embraced by many second-century religious seekers but which are now largely forgotten or known only as ?heretics?: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus? school, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, Jewish-Christianity of the Pseudo-Clementines, and Elchasites. more...

  • Der fürsorgende Gottby Silke-Petra Bergjan

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 224.00

    This study in the history of concepts is dedicated to the discussion in late Classical Antiquity between Christians and their contemporaries on Divine Providence (Pronoia). The conviction that God was concerned for the world was generally current at the time. Controversy in the philosophical discussions of the 2nd and 3rd centuries... more...

  • Der östliche Manichäismus ? Gattungs- und Werksgeschichteby Zekine Özertural; Jens Wilkens

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Manichaeism is a world religion that was widespread between Europe and China in various periods between the 3rd and 12th/13th centuries. Sources in Central Asia led scholars to realize that under the influence of other religions, special syncretic forms of the religion had arisen. This volume contains the papers of an international workshop... more...

  • Die Fragmente des Grammatikers Philoxenosby Christos Theodoridis

    De Gruyter 1976; US$ 447.00

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  • Disability, Providence, and Ethicsby Hans S. Reinders

    Baylor University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Human disability raises the hardest questions of human existence and leads directly to the problem of causality?the underlying intuition that someone, divine or human, must have been at fault.Christian theology has responded with almost singular attention to Providence, the expression of divine will in the world as the cause of all things. This preoccupation... more...

  • Femme, Gnose et Manichéismeby Madeleine Scopello

    BRILL 2005; US$ 150.00

    The present volume offers twelve studies dealing with feminine figures in Gnosticism and Manichaeism. In Part One (?Images et symboles?), the Author unveils the hidden meaning of some feminine figures having played a role on the mythical scene of those trends. Some of these figures, borrowed from other traditions, have been deeply reworked by Gnostics... more...

  • Flora Tells a Storyby Michael Kaler

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2008; US$ 48.95

    In early Christianity, many people were inspired to write gospels, treatises, letters, and stories celebrating the new faith, but not all of these writings are found in the New Testament. One such story from an unknown author is the Coptic, gnostic Apocalypse of Paul , a tale of the apostle Paul's ascent to the heavens that was lost for millennia... more...