From Nicaea to Chalcedon A Guide to the Literature and Its Background

ISBN-10: 0801039150
ISBN-13: 9780801039157
Edition: 2nd
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List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Abbreviations
The Birth of Church History and its Sequel
Eusebius of Caesarea
Life
The Ecclesiastical History and earlier historical writings
Apologetic works
Political writings
Eusebius' Christology
Eusebius as a biblical scholar
Eusebius' Successors
Socrates Scholasticus
Philostorgius
Sozomen
Theodoret
Conclusion
Athanasius and the Shaping of Nicene Theology
Introduction
Arius
Athanasius: The Legend and the Critique
The Fundamentals of Athanasius' Theology: Contra Gentes - De Incarnatione
Marcellus: Ally or Embarrassment?
Orations against the Arians
Self-Justification, Retrospective History and Shifting Theological Alliances
Other Works
Conclusion
Heroes of the Faith: the Literature of the Desert
Introduction
Athanasius and the Life of Antony
The Histories: the Lausiac History and the Historia Monachorum
The Apophthegmata Patrum
Origins, critical questions, historicity
The world of the Apophthegmata
Conclusion
Didymus the Blind
Didymus the teacher
Literary works
Contribution to doctrine
Conclusion
Evagrius Ponticus
Life and influences
Writings
Interpreting Evagrius
Imageless prayer
The 'Macarian' Homilies
Critical questions
Ascetic teaching
Conclusion
Theodoret's Historia Religiosa
The Cappadocians
Biographical
Withdrawal and Involvement
Christianity and Contemporary Culture
Basil and the Ascetic Movement
The Dogmatic Debates
Eunomius
The Pneumatomachi
Apollinarius
Gregory the Theologian
Gregory of Nyssa and Neoplatonic Mysticism
Preachers and Teachers of the Church
The Temper of the Times: Some Contrasting Characters of the Late Fourth Century
Introduction
Ephrem the Syrian
Ephrem's place in this collection
Life
Writings
Thinking through types and symbols
Language and theology
The confluence of traditions in Ephrem's distinctive voice
Cyril of Jerusalem
Epiphanius of Salamis
The Ancoratus
The Panarion
Early life
Other works
The Origenist controversy
John Chrysostom
The Origenist controversy
Chrysostom and Christian morals
The goodness of God
Chrysostom's Christology
Sacramental doctrine
Chrysostom's sermons and their hearers
Nemesius of Emesa
The identity of Nemesius
The work's purpose
A human being is a unity
Ethical and theological implications
Synesius of Cyrene
The Literature of Christological Controversy
Introduction: Eustathius
Apollinarius and Diodore
Apollinarius and the Alexandrian tradition
Problems of interpretation
The union of Christ
Diodore of Tarsus
Diodore's Christology
Theodore of Mopsuestia
Interpretation of scripture
Christology
A rounded view of Christianity
Polemical Correspondence and a Pamphlet War
The letters
The Twelve Anathemas
Nestorius
The sources
Nestorius' position in the controversy
His own doctrinal position
Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril's reputation
Earlier years
Old Testament exegesis
Doctrinal debate and a 'more dogmatic exegesis'
The Nestorian controversy
Cyril, Athanasius and Apollinarius
Against Julian
Theodoret of Cyrus
Life
His theological position
The Expositio recta fidei
The Eranistes
Biblical exegesis
Other works
Bibliography
Index of Subjects and Names
Index of Modern Authors
Select Index of Greek Words

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