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Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy: Engaging with Early and Medieval Theologians

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IrenaeusTertullianOrigenAthanasiusThe CappadociansAugustineAnselmAquinas The best of evangelical theology has always paid attention to the key thinkers, issues and doctrinal developments in the history of the church. What God has done in the past is key to understanding who we are and how we are to live. The purpose of this volume is threefold: to introduce a selection of ...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published November 5th 2010 by IVP Academic (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bradley Green is a theology professor at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is one of the founders of Augustine School, which is a classical Christian school in Jackson. He has written several academic books including one on Augustine: Colin Gunton and the Failure of Augustine: Theology of Colin Gunton in light of Augustine (Wipf & Stock 2010).
In the introduction to Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy, Green defends his reason for the study of early Christian theologians by stating two
Intervarsity Press is doing a wonderful work for Christians with their commitment to bringing the writings of the ancients to us. Among these is an introduction to some early and medieval theologians that is called “Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy”.
This book covers the life, thought, writings, and theology of Inenaeu, Tertullian, Origen, Athanasius, The Cappadocians, Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas.
The contributors are honest about the ones of whom they write. They show their great contributions t
Reading this book reminded me of what a great debt we owe the early fathers of the church. Whether it is Tertullian wrestling with the relationship of Greek philosophy and Christian theology, the three Cappadocians (not a musical group) doing fine thinking about the nature of the Trinity, or Athanasius meeting the Arian challenge in his work on the incarnation, we owe these believers a great debt.

This book includes biographies of each of these theologians (Irenaus, Tertullian, Origen, Athanasius
Craig Hurst
It has often been said that “those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” This is not just a warning for political, educational or social leaders. It is a warning for the Church as well. If there is anything that recent theological controversies have shown us, it is that knowing the history of doctrinal development–and specifically orthodox theological development–is key to understanding where we are and why we are here (rather than somewhere else), when it comes to the Church’s articulati ...more
Dwight Davis
Good overview of Patristic and medieval thinkers. Great use of primary sources in all the essays. There were some controversial doctrines that were mentioned and refuted but not discussed (i.e. Universalism in Origen) but the authors did a great job of doing theological overviews of the great early thinkers of the Church.
Jonathan Tomes
Overall, this is a great entry point for further study. For the most part, the entries are well written. The accompanying bibliographies are especially useful. I was not to keen on the Aquinas chapter. Aquinas was closer to Paul than Augustine? Oh brother!
Skipper Boatwright
This is a good overview of early-medieval church fathers. Lots of primary source use.
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