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The spirit of early Christian thought : seeking the face of God

The spirit of early Christian thought : seeking the face of God

Author: Robert Louis Wilken
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN: 9780300105988 0300105983 0300097085 9780300097085
OCLC Number: 50234982
Description: xxii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Founded on the cross of Christ --
An awesome and unbloody sacrifice --
The face of God for now --
Seek his face always --
Not my will but thine --
The end given in the beginning --
The reasonableness of faith --
Happy the people whose God is Lord --
The glorious deeds of Christ --
Making this thing other --
Likeness to God --
The knowledge of sensuous intelligence.
Responsibility: Robert Louis Wilken.


Written by a religious historian, this is an introduction to early Christian thought. Focusing on major figures such as St Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, as well as a host of less well-known  Read more...


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"An elegant and learned introduction to the giants of Christian antiquity, this book shows brilliantly how the Church can live by continually pondering the Word of God." Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Read more...

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