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

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Written by an international team of leading scholars, Early Christian Thinkers introduces the lives and works of twelve key Christians from the second and third centuries--a pivotal early moment in the history of orthodox doctrine. Each chapter includes a biographical and historical overview of the thinker, a detailed survey of his or her major writings and ideas, an in-de...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published August 24th 2011 by IVP Academic (first published September 1st 2010)
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Jeremy Bouma
I am at the end of a Master of Theology in Historical Theology program (classwork finished, that bloody thesis left!), so I'm a sucker for any resource that's historically theological. I'm especially interested in the Early Church era (post-Apostolic through Augustine) as many of the core doctrines that define the Christian faith arose out of this monumental, contentious era. The Trinity, deity of Jesus, Authority of Scripture and cannon, original sin--there's a lot there! I believe a whole new...more
Brian Leport
Mostly helpful intro to early Christian thinkers, some well-known, others less so. Some essays aren't that helpful as introductions though.
Very interesting book.
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