Doctrines of God and Christ in the Early Church

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Everett Ferguson
Taylor & Francis, 1993 - Religion - 315 pages
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An integrated overview of history The volume in this series are arranged topically to cover biography, literature, doctrines, practices, institutions, worship, missions, and daily life. Archaeology and art as well as writings are drawn on to illuminate the Christian movement in its early centuries. Ample attention is also given to the relation of Christianity to pagan thought and life, to the Roman state, to Judaism, and to doctrines and practices that came to be judged as heretical or schismatic. Introductions to each volume tie the articles together for an integrated understanding of the history. Offers insights and understanding The aim of the collection is to give balanced and comprehensive coverage, selected on the basis of the following criteria: original and excellent research and writing; subject matter of use to teachers and students; groundbreaking importance for the history of research; background information for issues and opinions. Understanding the development ofearly Christianity and its impact on Western history and thought offers valuable insights into the modern world and the present state of Christiantiy. It also provides perspective on comparable developments in other periods of history and reveals human nature in its religious dimension.

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The Early Christian Doctrine of
Some Reflections on the Origins of the Doctrine of the Trinity
The Concept of Divine Substance
Athanasius of Alexandria and the Foundation
Uncreated and Created Unbegotten and Begotten in
Arius and the Arians
Some Categories Reconsidered
Eusebius and the Council of Nicaea
Tradition Exegesis and the Christological Controversies
A Reconsideration of Alexandrian Christology
Justinian and the Three Chapters Controversy
The Origen of the Monophysite Church in Syria
The Icons Before Iconoclasm
The Concept of the Image in the Greek Fathers and

Insight or Incoherence? The Greek Fathers on God and Evil

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Everett Ferguson (PhD, Harvard) is professor emeritus of Bible and distinguished scholar-in-residence at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he taught church history and Greek. He is the author of numerous works, including Backgrounds of Early Christianity, Early Christians Speak, and Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries. He was also general editor of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Early Christianity.

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