The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics

Ken Parry* (Editor)

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This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields. Challenges accepted definitions of patristics and the patristic period - in particular questioning the Western framework in which the field has traditionally been constructed Includes the work of authors who wrote in languages other than Latin and Greek, including those within the Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, and Arabic Christian traditions Examines the reception history of prominent as well as lesser-known figures, debating the role of each, and exploring why many have undergone periods of revived interest Offers synthetic accounts of a number of topics central to patristic studies, including scripture, scholasticism, and the Reformation Demonstrates the continuing role of these writings in enriching and inspiring our understanding of Christianity.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages530
ISBN (Electronic)9781118438671
ISBN (Print)9781118438718, 9781119517733
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameThe Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion
PublisherWiley Blackwell


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