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Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition : Academic Paperback - Henry Chadwick

Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition

Academic Paperback

Paperback Published: 15th March 1984
ISBN: 9780198266730
Number Of Pages: 182

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The historian of western culture cannot travel far without discovering that the roots of many twentieth-century questions lie in the ancient dialogue between the early Christians and culture of the old classical world. This book takes three Christian thinkers: Justin, clement of Alexandria, and Origen, and shows what the debate looked like from the Christian side. It draws on the pagan critics of the church to illustrate the case the Christians had to answer. The examination of the Christian synthesis illustrates the extent to which penetrating criticism of the classical tradition was combined with a profound acceptance of its humanism.

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ISBN: 9780198266730
ISBN-10: 0198266731
Series: Academic Paperback
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 15th March 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 12.37  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.2