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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814756492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814756492
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #695,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a most judicious and perceptive collection. No existing selection of Patristic material has such focus. It will provide an invaluable textbook, and will stimulate discussion of how contemporary Christians may learn from the ancient Church."

-Iain Torrance,author of Christology after Chalcedon

"The selections recapture the drama and counter-cultural nature of becoming a Christian and creating a community that stood out from the crowd...This collection offers easy access to early Christianity's daily life."

-The Princeton Seminary Bulletin,

About the Author

Steven A. McKinion is Associate Professor of Church History at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the author of Words, Imagery, and the Mystery of Christ.


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Steve McKinion (1970 - ) is originally from Mobile, Alabama, but spent his elementary and junior high school years in Clinton, Mississippi, where he played baseball, football, basketball, and soccer, and rode motorcycles. In his formative years he benefited greatly from being part of the talented and gifted program in Clinton (ACCENT).

In 10th grade his family moved to Semmes, Alabama, where he graduated from Mary G. Montgomery High School.

He finished his BA at Mississippi College, his MA at the University of Mobile, and his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he studied patristics with Iain Torrance.

At age 27, after completing his PhD, he became a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he has taught since.

He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Mobile, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Steve has also helped lead several church launches, and is currently leading a new church startup in Raleigh called New Covenant Fellowship.

He has a wife and three wonderful children, and continues to enjoy sports through coaching. After a near-fatal motocross accident in 2003 he is happy simply to watch his kids ride motorcycles.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alan Reynolds on January 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I've had to read this book twice, since I've take McKinion for two different classes. I will say up front--it was worth every minute of it, and would probably be worth reading again.
The format of the book is simple. Each chapter deals with a specific topic concerning the practice of the early church--baptism, worship, preaching, Eucharist, evangelism and church leaders. The author simply introduces the topic, then introduces each work with a succinct summary. After that, he has edited the writings of the early church fathers that has just been explained.
The opportunity to read, first hand, what the church fathers taught is great. The editing keeps the reader from getting lost in the text, focusing in on the subject at hand. It is quite a blessing, since the piety and authority with which the church fathers spoke is lost when reading secondary sources.
The only real complaint about the book is that the section on proclamation relies heavily on Augustine and John Chrysostom, with the most focus on the latter. Of course, these are two of the most prevalent figures in history, but I, personally, was hoping to find a little more diversity.
That being said, the book was still no let down. There is oftentimes talk of becoming a "New Testament Church" today. While the fathers are obviously after the closing of the canon, they do give a major clue as to what that might look like. The differences in modern church life and early church life are often nothing short of astounding. McKinion has done a terrific job, giving the modern reader a taste of early church life.
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Wow! Where has this information been all my life?! So glad to have been led to this book. The historical extra-biblical sources really helped fill in some of the gaps in what was going on in the early church and how we ended up where we are today. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in seeing the Church restored.
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By Tim on June 27, 2013
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McKinion's book is well written, easy to read and very informative; it is equally well organized. I highly recommend the text for those interested in church history. My interests are more musicological, so this was a pleasant and welcomed read.
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Life and Practice of the Early Church gives the reader a look into the beliefs of the early church and how they were practically carried out in the life of the church. It is a compilation of short excerpts from the writings of the church fathers connected by short commentary. Very insightful.
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