The Later Christian Fathers A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St Cyril of Jerusalem to St Leo the Great The century and a quarter following the Council of Nicaea A D has been called the Golden Age of Patristic literature It is this period that Henry Bettenson covers in this companion volume to The E

  • Title: The Later Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Cyril of Jerusalem to St. Leo the Great
  • Author: Henry Bettenson
  • ISBN: 9780192830128
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • The century and a quarter following the Council of Nicaea A.D 325 has been called the Golden Age of Patristic literature It is this period that Henry Bettenson covers in this companion volume to The Early Christian Fathers, selecting from the writings of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Jerome, Augustine of Hippo, Cyril of Alexandria, and other Fathers of the ChrisThe century and a quarter following the Council of Nicaea A.D 325 has been called the Golden Age of Patristic literature It is this period that Henry Bettenson covers in this companion volume to The Early Christian Fathers, selecting from the writings of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Jerome, Augustine of Hippo, Cyril of Alexandria, and other Fathers of the Christian Church Their central concerns were formulating the doctrine of the Trinity after the Nicene conclusions, and enunciating the doctrine of the divinity and humanity of Christ The writings served to clarify if not to solve the issues and they continue to be valuable and relevant for all who wish to understand the Christian doctrine As in The Early Christian Fathers, Mr Bettenson has translated everything afresh and provided some brief sketches of the lives of each of the Fathers represented in the selection.

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    1. Not exactly gripping reading, for the most part, but thanks to this book I'm now very curious to learn more about Julian of Eclanum's claim that Augustine was a crypto-Manichean It seems entirely plausible: by trying to eliminate any vestige of good in humanity (so that it can all be attributed to grace), Augustine's argument logically tends towards the claim that evil was created by God. Simply put, if we couldn't have done otherwise, our deeds can't be attributed to us, but to the cause of our [...]

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