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Doctrine and Practice in the Early Church

ISBN-10: 0281055092

ISBN-13: 9780281055098

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Stuart George Hall

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List price: $33.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
God and the Gods
Religion in the Roman Empire
Critiques of the gods
Society and government
The Empire and Christianity
Community and Morality
Conversion and preparation
Coming to baptism
The eucharistic offering
The Message and the Messengers
The canon of Scripture
Interpreting Scripture
Church leaders: Didache; Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Irenaeus
Proliferation and Excess
Heresy and schism
Marcion
Gnosticism
Eastern Christianity
Montanism
Defence and Definition: Early Apologists
Apologists and apologetic
Charge and counter-charge
God and his Word
Holy Spirit and Trinity
Tradition and Truth: Irenaeus of Lyons
Lyons and Irenaeus
Apostolic succession
The Rule of Truth
God and Christ
Mankind and redemption
Latin Theology Launched: Tertullian
Tertullian the Christian
Tertullian the churchman
Tertullian the theologian
Sectarian Religion and Episcopal Authority
Dionysius of Corinth, Serapion and Demetrius
The church in Rome under Victor
Doctrinal disputes: Hippolytus
Discipline and order: Callistus
Reconciliation and renewed persecution
One Church, one Baptism: Cyprian
Persecution and the problem of the lapsed
Schism and unity
Cyprian on defaulting bishops and on baptism
The Alexandrian Heritage: Clement
Alexandria and Clement
Clement the teacher
The knowledge of God
Origen the Theologian
Origen
The system and the Scriptures
Scripture and allegory
God and the Trinity
Creation, flesh and the humanity of Christ
The influence of Origen: Dionysius and Paul
The Rise of Constantine
The Great Persecution
Donatism
Church and Empire
Arius and the Council of Nicaea
Arius
Constantine intervenes
The Council of Antioch, 325
Marcellus of Ancyra
The Council and Creed of Nicaea
The outcome and aftermath of Nicaea
Councils and Controversies: 327-361
The Eusebian supremacy
The division of East and West
The Eastern dominance
Towards Synthesis: 361-378
The reign of Julian, 361-3
The Spirit-fighters
Apollinarianism
The Cappadocian Fathers
The Cappadocian Fathers on the Trinity
The Cappadocian Fathers on Christ and salvation
Theodosius I and the Council of Constantinople
Theodosius and the Western theology
Nicenes divided in the East
The Council of Constantinople: Canons
The Council of Constantinople: the Creed
The West
New Spirituality: The Monastic Movement
Monastic beginnings
Pachomius and life together
Syrian movements
Basil's contribution
Evagrius of Pontus
Western developments
Origenism, Jerome and John Chrysostom
Origenism and Jerome
Origenism in Palestine; Rufinus
John Chrysostom
Augustine of Hippo
Career and Confessions
Youth in Africa; Manicheism
Ambrose and Neoplatonism
Monastic call and conversion
Augustine on the Trinity
Donatism and the Church
Pelagianism
The City of God
Cyril, Nestorius and the Council of Ephesus
Cyril and the rise of Nestorius
Theotokos
Cyril's Second Letter to Nestorius
Cyril's Third Letter to Nestorius
Nestorius condemned
The Formula of Reunion
Eutyches, Leo and the Council of Chalcedon
New personalities
Leo
Theodoret
Eutyches
The Tome of Leo
The Council of Ephesus, 449
The Council of Chalcedon, 451
The Chalcedonian Definition
The value of the Definition
The Heritage of Ancient Theology
The imperial Church
Doctrinal development
The biblical basis
Further Reading
Index