Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The book is divided primarily into five primary sections. The first section is about the Bible. John Rogerson looks at the issue of the ealiest Christian writings, both in terms of Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament as well as New Testament. He looks at issues of composition as well as compilation, and looks at the dual question, 'whether the Church regarded books as authoritative because they were declared canonical, or whether they were declared canonical because the Church recognised their authority.' Following this, Frances Young provides an essay on early issues of interpretation, including ideas of Irenaeus, Origen, and later church fathers towad Augustine.
The second section, The Church, deals with the early issues involved in formation of a church. Stuart Hall provides an essay dealing with the very concept of church, starting with the chronicle in Acts of the Apostles, up to the time of Cyprian, Tertullian and popes of the third century who helped solidify ways of acting. Editor G.R.Read more ›