Early Christian Thinkers: The lives and legacies of twelve key figures

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SPCK, Apr 10, 2012 - Religion - 224 pages
This book introduces twelve key Christians from the second and third centuries, a formative period for the Church. These figures are: Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Perpetua, Origen, Hippolytus, Cyprian, Gregory Thaumaturgos and Eusebius. Each chapter is self-contained and requires no preliminary knowledge of the figure under discussion, making this an ideal book for laity and for undergraduates studying Christian origins or Patristics.

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I'm not sure how to rate this book. I bought it thinking it was an introduction of these great thinkers to the layperson. I was wrong. It's highly academic, using terminology form theological and ... Read full review

Early Christian Thinkers: The Lives and Legacies of Twelve Key Figures

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Foster (New Testament, Univ. of Edinburgh) both edits and has contributed to this intriguing new volume on 12 important and at times controversial figures from the first three centuries of Christian ... Read full review


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Theophilus of Antioch
Clement of Alexandria
Cyprian of Carthage
Gregory Thaumaturgus
Eusebius of Caesarea
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