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Parry, Ken

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics

Parry, Ken - Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics, ebook

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This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields. These newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars cover the reception history of prominent as well as lesser-known figures, offering synthetic accounts of a number of topics central to patristic studies, including scripture, scholasticism, and the Reformation.

The volume examines the work of authors who wrote in languages other than Latin and Greek, including those writing within the Coptic, Ethiopic, Syriac, and Arabic Christian traditions. It challenges accepted definitions and notions about the scope of patristics and the patristic period, in particular questioning the Western framework in which the field has traditionally been constructed. The contributors also demonstrate the importance of knowing which figures have been central to historical events, why some have been neglected at the expense of others, and why many have undergone periods of repudiation and revived interest. Above all, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Patristics demonstrates the continuing role of these writings in enriching and inspiring our understanding of Christianity, both past and present.

Keywords: History of Christianity

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion
Page amount
552 pages
Category
Religions
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118438701
Printed ISBN
9781118438718

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