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The Nicene Faith: The Formation Of Christian Theology, Vol 2

Author(s):   John Behr
Publisher:   St Vladimirs Seminary Pr (2004)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   1 copy available
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The Nicene Faith

...An academic study of the highest caliber. Believing Christians, who an never know enough by the Nicene faith, will be deeply grateful for this excellent book.Engaging the best of modern scholarship, Behr provides a series of orignal, comprehensive, and insightful sketches of theology of the key protaganists of the Nicene faith, presenting a powerful vision of Christian theology, centered upon Christ and his Passion.

Part One, "True God of True God," opens with a reflection on the nature of Christian theology, challenging common presuppositions, and an analysis and survey of the fourth century controversies, followed by studies of Alexander, Arius, the Council of Nicaea, and, Athanasius.

Part Two, "One of the Holy Trinity," provides analyses of the work of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa, together with their opponents, in particular Eunomius and Apollinarius.

Each part is contained in a separate paperback book.

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About the Author
Fr John Behr is Dean and Professor of Patristics at St Vladimir s Orthodox Theological Seminary where he teaches courses in patristics, dogmatics, and scriptural exegesis. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer at Fordham University. After completing a degree in Philosophy in London in 1987, he spent a year studying in Greece. He holds an M.Phil. in Eastern Christian Studies and a D.Phil. in Theology, both from Oxford University; and an M.Th. from St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is the editor of the Popular Patristics Series at SVS Press and has published a number of books in the areas of his particular interest: the early church, especially the development of theological reflection, asceticism, and anthropology.