The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology  -     Edited By: John Anthony McGuckin
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The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology

Westminster John Knox Press / 2004 / Paperback

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The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology is a unique reference resource for study of the theological ideas developed in the early church period.

Patristic theology is the theology written by Christians up to the Medieval period and became both formative for the Christian church and determinative for its theologizing throughout history. This handbook provides easy access to the personalities, ideas, councils, and doctrines that created the massive tradition of Christian thought that exists today. The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology is an excellent resource for students just becoming acquainted with patristic study as well as pastors and scholars who require a ready reference.

The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0664223966
ISBN-13: 9780664223960
Availability: In Stock
Series: Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology

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This is a unique reference resource for study of the theological ideas developed in the early church period. Patristic theology is the theology of Christian writers up to the ninth century which became formative for succeeding centuries of Christianity. This handbook provides easy access to these leading theological understandings.

The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.

Author Bio

John Anthony McGuckin is Anne Marie and Bent Emil Nielsen Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University. A Priest of the Orthodox Church, he was formerly Reader in Patristic and Byzantine Theology at the University of Leeds, England. He is the author of numerous books of historical theology and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.

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