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- Paperback : 960 pages
- ISBN-10 : 056703092X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0567030924
- Dimensions : 7.99 x 10 x 1.85 inches
- Publisher : T & T Clark International (February 1, 2006)
- Item Weight : 2.73 pounds
- Language: : English
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I would not encourage you to refrain from buying this book, but I would encourage those new to the Arian controversy to try and find something shorter and more manageable for an introduction. Get your bearings on the major councils, bishops, theological camps, and writings of the controversy. If you're not sure where Athanasius was bishop, you definitely don't want to read this book yet. If you're not sure what the Council of Serdica was you still might want to hold off. If you know who Constantius was and what theological position he favored, you probably have the background needed to wade through this rather lengthy book. I found that once I knew the general chronology of Athanasius' life fairly well, it served as a good hook to hang all this information on - and it is a lot of information.
The reason for "only" four stars is the book is in regards to some people/events outdated as it was written around 1987/88. I far as I know (which in some cases isn't much) this is the exception rather than the rule.