The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God  -     By: Robert Louis Wilken
Buy Item $15.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 27% ($6.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God

Yale University Press / 2003 / Paperback

$15.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $22.00
|
Save 27% ($6.01)
Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/05/14.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW105983

Current Promotions

Product Description

In this eloquent introduction to early Christian thought, eminient religious historian Robert Louis Wilken examines the tradition of such figures as St. Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, and others set in place. Wilken shows how these early thinkers constructed a new intellectual and spiritual world and can still be heard as living voices in the modern world. He describes how giants in Christian antiquity forged their intellectual worldviews and how they can still be living voices in the modern world.

"Copious erudition and an eye for apt quotations make this book as instructive for scholars as it is entertaining to the general public"---Theological Book Review

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 8.3 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0300105983
ISBN-13: 9780300105988
Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/05/14.
Email me when this product is available.

Related Products

  1. Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church
    Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church
    D.H. Williams
    Baker / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $14.59 Retail: $22.00 Save 34% ($7.41)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW027136
  2. Documents in Early Christian Thought
    Documents in Early Christian Thought
    Maurice Wiles, Mark Santer
    Cambridge University Press / 1975 / Trade Paperback
    $53.44
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW099153
  3. Early Christian Life and Thought in Social Context
    Early Christian Life and Thought in Social Context
    Mark Harding
    Continuum International / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $79.69
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW56042
  4. The Church's Bible: 1 Corinthians Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators
    The Church's Bible: 1 Corinthians Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators
    Judith L. Kovacs
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2005 / Hardcover
    $36.00 Retail: $40.00 Save 10% ($4.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW82577X

Publisher's Description

In this eloquent introduction to early Christian thought, eminent religious historian Robert Louis Wilken examines the tradition that such figures as St. Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, and others set in place. These early thinkers constructed a new intellectual and spiritual world, Wilken shows, and they can still be heard as living voices in the modern world.
In chapters on topics including early Christian worship, Christian poetry and the spiritual life, the Trinity, Christ, the Bible, and icons, Wilken shows that the energy and vitality of early Christianity arose from within the life of the Church. While early Christian thinkers drew on the philosophical and rhetorical traditions of the ancient world, it was the versatile vocabulary of the Bible that loosened their tongues and minds and allowed them to construct the world anew, intellectually and spiritually. These thinkers were not seeking to invent a world of ideas, Wilken shows, but rather to win the hearts of men and women and to change their lives.
Early Christian thinkers set in place a foundation that has endured. Their writings are an irreplaceable inheritance, and Wilken shows that they can still be heard as living voices within contemporary culture.

Author Bio

Robert Louis Wilken is William R. Kenan Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia. His previous books include The Land Called Holy.

Editorial Reviews

“Magnificently learned [and] deeply felt. . . . An attentive reader of Wilken, whether believer or nonbeliever, will be touched anew by his survey of Christian intellectual life.” —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

“This is not a book written for the academy but for all readers. . . . [Wilken] provides for a new generation . . . a sense of what is important about those astonishing teachers of the early church who instructed the ages after them.”—Luke Timothy Johnson, America

“Get The Spirit of Early Christian Thought and read it. Read it slowly, letting Wilken take you by the hand. . . . Let [Wilken] show you a more excellent way.”—Richard John Neuhaus, First Things

Product Reviews

4 Stars Out Of 5
4 out of 5
(0)
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. T. Kevin Schrum
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 26, 2010
    T. Kevin Schrum
    Good resource for those wanting an intro to Christian thought. At times a reader may need a Thesaurus but not enough to burden the understanding. Probably better for the slightly more advanced student, seminary or those working in fields of ministry as opposed to a casual reader. The price is attractive especially for the material. Comparative work or publications would cost much more.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Christian Theology, Third Edition
    Christian Theology, Third Edition
    Millard J. Erickson
    Baker Academic / 2013 / Hardcover
    $28.49 Retail: $49.99 Save 43% ($21.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW036439
  2. Church History 101: An Introduction for Presbyterians
    Church History 101: An Introduction for Presbyterians
    William M. Ramsay
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $3.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 73% ($11.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW502770
  3. Puritan Evangelism
    Puritan Evangelism
    Joel R. Beeke
    Reformation Heritage Books / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $5.49 Retail: $6.00 Save 8% ($0.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW780263
  4. John Calvin and Evangelical Theology: Legacy and Prospect
    John Calvin and Evangelical Theology: Legacy and Prospect
    Westminster John Knox Press / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $40.00 Save 83% ($33.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW233464

Availability

Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/05/14. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search