Collecting key writings from early church fathers, this valuable sourcebook is arranged thematically and chronologically---revealing how Christian thought on various issues developed. Indispensable for those who want to understand more about the close relationship between Scripture and the first ecclesiastical traditions, it helps leaders today connect with the wisdom of the past. 176 pages, softcover from Baker.
Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation supplements a valuable series that helps modern church leaders return to the wisdom and insight of the early church fathers in order to apply their ancient understandings of Christian belief and practice to ministry in the twenty-first century.
This sourcebook gathers key writings from the first through sixth centuries on various topics of concern to the church yesterday and today. The writings are arranged thematically, and within each theme, chronologically, revealing how the Christian tradition on a given topic developed over time. The anthology begins with a chapter examining the close relationship between Scripture and tradition in the minds of early church leaders.
D. H. Williams (PhD, University of Toronto) is professor of religion in patristics and historical theology at Baylor University. He is the author of Evangelicals and Tradition and Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism and editor of The Free Church and the Early Church.
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