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History of specific doctrines and movements. Heresies and schisms

  • Adolf Harnack: Marcionby Friedemann Steck

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    The Dorpat (Tartu) prize paper by the 19-year-old Adolf Harnack (1851-1930) with the title "Marcion. Der moderne Glšubige des 2. Jahrhunderts, der erste Reformator" (Marcion. The Modern Believer of the 2nd Century, the First Reformer) was awarded the Gold Medal by the Theological Faculty in Tartu and recommended for publication. However, it remained... more...

  • Against the Protestant Gnosticsby Philip J. Lee

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 20.99

    In this penetrating and provocative assessment of the current state of religion and its effects on society at large, Philip J. Lee criticizes conservatives and liberals alike as he traces gnostic motifs to the very roots of American Protestantism. With references to an extraordinary spectrum of writings from sources as diverse as John Calvin, Martin... more...

  • Alexandri Lycopolitani contra Manichaei opiniones disputatioby Alexander Lycopolitanus; August Brinkmann

    De Gruyter 1895; US$ 56.00

    Alexandri Lycopolitani Contra Manichaei Opiniones Disputatio more...

  • The Arch-Heretic Marcionby Sebastian Moll

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 63.27

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • Arianismby Guido M. Berndt; Roland Steinacher

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    This is the first volume to attempt a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the evolution of the 'Arian' churches in the Roman world of Late Antiquity and their political importance in the late Roman kingdoms of the 5th-6th centuries, ruled by barbarian warrior elites. Bringing together researchers from the disciplines of theology,... more...

  • Asceticism and Exegesis in Early Christianityby Hans-Ulrich Weidemann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 78.92

    How to make asceticism fit into Christianity.   Reihe Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus/Studien zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments (NTOA/StUNT) - Band 101 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...

  • Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicityby Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 99.99

    Divine simplicity is the idea that, as the ultimate principle of the universe, God must be a non-composite unity not made up of parts or diverse attributes. The idea was appropriated by early Christian theologians from non-Christian philosophy and played a pivotal role in the development of Christian thought. Andrew Radde-Gallwitz charts the progress... more...

  • Beyond Gnosticismby Ismo O. Dunderberg

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 59.99

    Valentinus was a popular, influential, and controversial early Christian teacher. His school flourished in the second and third centuries C.E. Yet because his followers ascribed the creation of the visible world not to a supreme God but to an inferior and ignorant Creator-God, they were from early on accused of heresy, and rumors were spread of their... more...

  • A Brief History of Heresyby G. R. Evans

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    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...