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Early Christian thought and the classical tradition; studies in Justin, Clement, and Origen.

Author: Henry Chadwick
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1966.
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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  Read more...
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Chadwick, Henry, 1920-2008.
Early Christian thought and the classical tradition; studies in Justin, Clement, and Origen.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1966
(OCoLC)607891744
Named Person: Clement, of Alexandria Saint; Justin, Martyr Saint.; Origen.; Clement, of Alexandria Saint; Justin, Martyr Saint.; Origen.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Chadwick
OCLC Number: 387187
Description: 174 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The vindication of Christianity --
The liberal puritan --
The illiberal humanist --
The perennial issue.

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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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