"[A] very readable work....Widdicombe's thoroughness gives the book a synthetic dimension that some other treatments of Origen and Athanasius lack: the reader has a clear sense of both Origen's and Athansius' theologies of God over-all, and how the specific doctrine of the fatherhood of God figures in each of those theologies....[A] work of first-class scholarship."--Theological Studies
"The author must be thanked for his clarity of style and his determination not to `wear his learning heavily'....The work is well crafted, accurate and useful at the right level of study."--Regent's Review
"A technical but eminently lucid investigation....This book should be required reading for those who seek to dismiss traditional Christian language about God as Father and Son without first understanding what its classic formulations meant to those who articulated them."--Religious Studies Review
"I would highly recommend this book."--Pro Ecclesia
"Subtly, this is a very good book. It is a good book because of its clear, sure-handed scholarship."--Church History
About the Author
Peter Widdicombe is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.