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A discussion by a broadly respected authority of the complicated relationship between theology and ordinary life in the early church. The first section of the book scrutinizes theology with a view to understanding its bearing upon Christian understandings of life (the theological “stories” of Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine). The second section examines aspects of ordinary life and explores how Christians related them to religious ideas (the family, hospitality, citizenship, monasticism, and attitudes toward the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West).

This very learned piece of work, which reflects lengthy study of original texts as well as of the current and important secondary literature, is distinctive because it does not conform to the present reigning ideology: The author writes as a convinced Christian thinker. He believes that there is no such thing as a purely detached observer and that the best way of being critical and fair is to make no secret of one’s presuppositions, but to face them so as to be able to discount them when necessary. This quality makes the work interesting and suggestive. The book is of importance to scholars and theologians and to all concerned with the early church.

About the Author

Rowan Greer is a Walter H. Gray Professor of Anglican Studies at Yale University School and Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including The Fear of Freedom: A Study of Miracles in the Roman Imperial Church (Penn State, 1989.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271007861
Subtitle:
Theology and Common Life in the Early Church
Manufactured:
Pennsylvania State University
Manufactured by:
Pennsylvania State University
Manufactured:
Pennsylvania State University
Author:
Pennsylvania State University
Author:
Caferro, William
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Broken Lights and Mended Lives
Subject:
Theology and Common Life in the Early Church
Subject:
Rowan Greer
Subject:
0-271-00786-9
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Monasticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19910820
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 0.938 oz
Age Level:
Middle Ages

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