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Christian Friendship in the Fourth Century - Carolinne White

Christian Friendship in the Fourth Century

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Published: 27th November 1992
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This study presents the evidence, derived from letters and theological works, for theories of Christian friendship as they were developed by the leading fourth-century Church Fathers, both in East and West. The author attempts to find out how consistent and positive is the picture of friendship between Christians at the time, and considers friendship in the context of the relation between pagan theory and Christian ideas. All of the writers considered had a profound influence on later ages as well as on their own period.

"No other book like hers is available in English, and her fine work fills a big gap. Students can be sent to it with the confidence that they will understand it, and scholars will find it a useful source and judicious summary."-Joseph T. Lienhard, SJ, Speculum "...interesting and scholarly...White offers her readers a balanced, scholarly, and interesting overview of her topic." Roland J. Teske, Theological Studies

Introduction
Classical Theories of Friendship
Some Problems of Christian Friendship
Friendship in the lives and thought of Basil and of Gregory of Nazianzus
John Chrysostom and Olympias
Synesius of Cyrene
Ambrose of Milan - Ciceronian or Christian friendship?
St. Jerome
Paulinus of Nola
Monasticism and friendship
St. Augustine
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ISBN: 9780521419079
ISBN-10: 0521419077
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 27th November 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.52