A Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux (Brill's Companions to by Edited by Brian Patrick McGuire

By Edited by Brian Patrick McGuire

Bernard of Clairvaux is likely to be the main arguable determine of Western Europe's vivid 12th century. not like Abelard, who's visible as a proponent of recent considering, Bernard is usually relegated to the darkest nook of the center a long time. not anything is straightforward with Bernard, yet those clean reviews of him and their reports of contemporary scholarship let the reader to make a extra balanced overview of the fellow, his writings, and his influence on his interval. Bernard emerges as a multifaceted determine who sought to reform monasticism and ended up changing into a saint with an attract almost all sessions in medieval society. Bernard lives on this day with the lay and monastic students who proceed to discover new layers of which means in his writings. participants comprise Christopher Holdsworth, Michael Casey, James France, Diane Reilly, John Sommerfeldt, Mette B. Bruun, Burcht Pranger, Chrysogonus Waddell, E. Rozanne Elder, and Brian Patrick McGuire.

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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two by John Philip Jenkins

By John Philip Jenkins

The Fifth-Century Political Battles That eternally replaced the Church

In this attention-grabbing account of the unusually violent fifth-century church, PhilipJenkins describes how political maneuvers by means of a handful of strong charactersshaped Christian doctrine. have been it now not for those battles, today’s church may perhaps beteaching whatever very varied in regards to the nature of Jesus, and the papacy as weknow it should by no means have come into lifestyles. Jesus Wars unearths the profoundimplications of what quantities to an twist of fate of background: that one faction ofRoman emperors and militia-wielding bishops defeated another.

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The Westminster Handbook to Origen by John Anthony McGuckin

By John Anthony McGuckin

This publication offers prepared entry into and likely tips throughout the superb, frequently convoluted, continuously wealthy global of Origen: the fellow, the ecclesiastical dynamics of his day, his extant works, the variety of his theological explorations, his effect, and the controversies linked to him in existence and in dying. incorporated are concepts to be used and transparent presentation of subject matters which allow the reader, even if amateur or expert, to have interaction Origen in ways in which handle the reader's interest.

The Westminster instruction manual to Christian Theology sequence presents a collection of assets for the learn of historical and modern theological activities and Christian theologians. those books are meant to assist scholars and students locate concise and exact remedies of vital theological terms.

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Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church: Emperor Julian, by Susanna Elm

By Susanna Elm

This groundbreaking learn brings into discussion for the 1st time the writings of Julian, the final non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his such a lot outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a important determine of Christianity. Susanna Elm compares those males to not draw out the most obvious distinction among the Church and the Emperor’s neo-Paganism, yet really to discover their universal highbrow and social grounding. Her insightful research, supplemented via her magisterial command of assets, demonstrates the ways that either males have been a part of an identical dialectical complete. Elm recasts either Julian and Gregory as males solely in their occasions, exhibiting how the Roman Empire actually supplied Christianity with the ideological and social matrix with out which its toughness and dynamism could were inconceivable.

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Search for the Christian Doctrine of God: The Arian by R. P. C. Hanson

By R. P. C. Hanson

This paintings examines the extant fundamental resources of the Christian doctrine of God from the 1st Ecumenical Council at Nicea to the second one Ecumenical Council at Constantinople.

"A nice paintings. . . . As a source publication, this research of Arianism couldn't be bettered. it really is thorough and entire, an enduring paintings of scholarship and as any such becoming memorial to its author."--Expository Times

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Dutch Anabaptism: Origin, Spread, Life and Thought by Cornelius Krahn

By Cornelius Krahn

This ebook good points Anabaptism of the Low nations from its earliest traceable beginnings to the tip of the 16th century. the most important a part of the booklet is dedicated to the hundred years previous the demise of Menno Simons in 1561, after whom the Anabaptists got the identify, Mennonites. A decade later the Netherlands won independence and the Anabaptists have been granted relative freedom. ahead of this Dutch Anabaptist refugee settlements and church buildings were demonstrated alongside the North Sea and the Baltic Coast from Emden and Hamburg Altona as much as the mouth of the Vistula River. The roots of Dutch Anabaptism, just like these of the Dutch Reformed Church, are available within the local soil and have been nourished and encouraged from close to and much. The rising hwnanistically stimulated Sacramentarian stream of the Low nations changed and spiritualized the that means of the rest sacraments, baptism and the Lord's supper. Dutch mysticism, the Brethren of universal lifestyles, Erasmian hwnanism, the chambers of rhetoric, and the binds with Wittenberg (Luther, Karlstadt, Muntzer), Cologne (Westerburg), (B. Rothmann), Strassburg (Bucer, Capito), Zurich (Zwingli), Munster and Emden ended in the advent of Anabaptism within the Low Coun attempts by way of Melchior Hofmann, coming from Strassburg in 1530.

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