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From Nicaea to Chalcedon : A Guide to the Literature and Its Background - Frances M Young

From Nicaea to Chalcedon

A Guide to the Literature and Its Background

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"Since its first appearance in 1983, From Nicaea to Chalcedon has been the best available introduction in English---for readers serious about patristic theology and early church history---to the crucially important personalities and theological works that dominated fourth- and fifth-century debate about Jesus' relationship to God and to us all. This new edition significantly expands and enriches that book and brings us face to face with the best of current scholarship on the period, yet it still retains the balance, breadth of scope, and critical good sense that has always made it so valuable. It is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to get a clear view of the early development of classical Christian doctrine."---Brian E. Daley, Sj, University of Notre Dame

"In clear, elegant prose and with close attention to the original texts, this book opens a window for students into not only Young's own views of the figures she covers but also a wide range of relevant scholarly debates and controversies. This thorough updating constitutes a deep revision of the original. We are anew in Young's debt!"---Lewis Ayres, Durham University

"The original edition of From Nicaea to Chalcedon was a standard work on the most illuminating Greek writers of the fourth and early fifth centuries. This new edition deserves to assume that status also. Since so much of this period has been reconstructed and rewritten over the last thirty years, a patrological-style handbook as produced here is most welcome."---D.H. Williams, Baylor University

"The original edition of From Nicaea to Chalcedon established itself immediately as the best introduction to the Greek patristic tradition in the golden age of the first four councils. This new edition surpasses the old, not only bringing it up to date after a quarter of a century of unprecedented scholarly activity, demonstrating an easy command of the shoal of new literature, but also introducing students to new approaches, some of which Young herself has pioneered. This is an indispensable work, revealing new insights on every page."---Andrew Louth, Durham University

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
The Birth of Church History and its Sequelp. 1
Eusebius of Caesareap. 1
Lifep. 1
The Ecclesiastical History and earlier historical writingsp. 3
Apologetic worksp. 8
Political writingsp. 14
Eusebius' Christologyp. 16
Eusebius as a biblical scholarp. 21
Eusebius' Successorsp. 24
Socrates Scholasticusp. 26
Philostorgiusp. 31
Sozomenp. 33
Theodoretp. 35
Conclusionp. 39
Athanasius and the Shaping of Nicene Theologyp. 40
Introductionp. 40
Ariusp. 42
Athanasius: The Legend and the Critiquep. 49
The Fundamentals of Athanasius' Theology: Contra Gentes - De Incarnationep. 52
Marcellus: Ally or Embarrassment?p. 56
Orations against the Ariansp. 61
Self-Justification, Retrospective History and Shifting Theological Alliancesp. 65
Other Worksp. 69
Conclusionp. 70
Heroes of the Faith: the Literature of the Desertp. 73
Introductionp. 73
Athanasius and the Life of Antonyp. 74
The Histories: the Lausiac History and the Historia Monachorump. 78
The Apophthegmata Patrump. 83
Origins, critical questions, historicityp. 84
The world of the Apophthegmatap. 87
Conclusionp. 90
Didymus the Blindp. 91
Didymus the teacherp. 92
Literary worksp. 95
Contribution to doctrinep. 98
Conclusionp. 100
Evagrius Ponticusp. 101
Life and influencesp. 102
Writingsp. 103
Interpreting Evagriusp. 105
Imageless prayerp. 113
The 'Macarian' Homiliesp. 116
Critical questionsp. 117
Ascetic teachingp. 118
Conclusionp. 127
Theodoret's Historia Religiosap. 128
The Cappadociansp. 135
Biographicalp. 135
Withdrawal and Involvementp. 143
Christianity and Contemporary Culturep. 146
Basil and the Ascetic Movementp. 152
The Dogmatic Debatesp. 156
Eunomiusp. 156
The Pneumatomachip. 159
Apollinariusp. 161
Gregory the Theologianp. 162
Gregory of Nyssa and Neoplatonic Mysticismp. 165
Preachers and Teachers of the Churchp. 169
The Temper of the Times: Some Contrasting Characters of the Late Fourth Centuryp. 173
Introductionp. 173
Ephrem the Syrianp. 174
Ephrem's place in this collectionp. 174
Lifep. 175
Writingsp. 177
Thinking through types and symbolsp. 179
Language and theologyp. 182
The confluence of traditions in Ephrem's distinctive voicep. 184
Cyril of Jerusalemp. 185
Epiphanius of Salamisp. 194
The Ancoratusp. 195
The Panarionp. 196
Early lifep. 200
Other worksp. 201
The Origenist controversyp. 202
John Chrysostomp. 204
The Origenist controversyp. 204
Chrysostom and Christian moralsp. 206
The goodness of Godp. 211
Chrysostom's Christologyp. 213
Sacramental doctrinep. 214
Chrysostom's sermons and their hearersp. 216
Nemesius of Emesap. 222
The identity of Nemesiusp. 222
The work's purposep. 224
A human being is a unityp. 226
Ethical and theological implicationsp. 229
Synesius of Cyrenep. 232
The Literature of Christological Controversyp. 241
Introduction: Eustathiusp. 241
Apollinarius and Diodorep. 245
Apollinarius and the Alexandrian traditionp. 245
Problems of interpretationp. 247
The union of Christp. 251
Diodore of Tarsusp. 254
Diodore's Christologyp. 255
Theodore of Mopsuestiap. 261
Interpretation of scripturep. 265
Christologyp. 269
A rounded view of Christianityp. 271
Polemical Correspondence and a Pamphlet Warp. 275
The lettersp. 280
The Twelve Anathemasp. 280
Nestoriusp. 288
The sourcesp. 289
Nestorius' position in the controversyp. 291
His own doctrinal positionp. 293
Cyril of Alexandriap. 298
Cyril's reputationp. 298
Earlier yearsp. 300
Old Testament exegesisp. 304
Doctrinal debate and a 'more dogmatic exegesis'p. 308
The Nestorian controversyp. 313
Cyril, Athanasius and Apollinariusp. 315
Against Julianp. 320
Theodoret of Cyrusp. 322
Lifep. 322
His theological positionp. 327
The Expositio recta fideip. 331
The Eranistesp. 333
Biblical exegesisp. 338
Other worksp. 341
Bibliographyp. 344
Index of Subjects and Namesp. 387
Index of Modern Authorsp. 396
Select Index of Greek Wordsp. 405
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ISBN: 9780801039157
ISBN-10: 0801039150
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Baker Academic
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.4  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 2