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£130.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567680389
Number of Pages: 744
Published: 16/12/2021
Width: 16.9 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
Exploring the key documents, authors and themes of Early Christian traditions, this volume traces the vital trajectories of emerging distinctive Christian identity in the Graeco-Roman world. Special attention is given to the coherent growth of Christian faith in connection with worship, alongside the crucial transformation of Christian life and doctrine under the Christian Emperors. As well as offering a chronological development of the Early Church, the book examines the interaction between Christian worship and faith. In addition, readers interested in systematic theology can refer to chapters on the roots of some significant theological notions in Christian Antiquity, also with reference to ancient philosophy. Issues addressed include: * Distinctiveness of the Christian identity during the first centuries * Diversity of communities and their theologies * Connection between faith and worship * Transition from the persecuted minority to triumphant Church with Creeds * History of early Christian thought and modern systematic theology

Professor Ilaria L.E. Ramelli (Angelicum Rome, Italy), V. Revd Prof J.A. McGuckin (Union Theological Seminary, USA), Revd Dr Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski (King's College London, UK)

Ilaria Ramelli is Professor of the Early Church at Sacre Cuore Milan, and at the Angelicum Rome, Italy. John A. McGuckin is the Nielsen Professor Emeritus of Early Christian History at Union Theological Seminary, USA. Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College London, UK.

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