Early Christian Doctrines has ratings and 42 reviews. Zack said: Well-written, well-organized by loci (heads of doctrine), and captivating. Though JN. A history of doctrines of the Early Church, written and arranged with exceptional clarity by a leading patristic scholar. Canon Kelly describes the development. Since they were first published, Early Christian Creeds and Early Christian Doctrines have been considered standard texts on the development of early.

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Developments in the Doctrine of the Church. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Case of Eutyches. Reading it was like reading any well wri During my first evening at Union Theological Seminary an older student solicited my attention to certain boxes of books.

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Each part contains chapters on particular lociso it’s not only a great overall snapshot of development in the early Church but also an accessible and pr An invaluable work. Aug 27, Richard Worden rated it docttrines was amazing. Oct 13, Clay rated it liked it. The Chriwtian in the Fourth Century. Augustine and Original Sin.


Comprehensive resource on the early churches’ variations in beliefs, but boring as a straight read. This book is clearly meant to be a reference! Canon Kelly describes the development of the principal Christian doctrines from the close of the first century to the middle of the fifth, and from the end of the apostolic age to the council of Chalcedon. Good book, enormous amount of research, author tries his best at fairness. D Kelly, describing the development of doctrine in Early Christianity dating from the influences coming from the Greek and Jewish worlds through the Council of Chalcedon in the mid-5th Century.

The Contribution of Augustine. A classic study of the development of Christian doctrines. A history of doctrines of the Early Church, written and arranged with exceptional clarity by a leading patristic scholar. I caution, though, that in order to get the most out of this book you must have a thorough knowledge of the history of Christianity for the first six centuries at least. Tertullian, however, repudiated the suggestion, finding the opening of her womb prophesied in Exodus 13, 2, and Origen followed him and argued that she had needed the purification prescribed by the Law.

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Resurrection of the Body. Kelly outlines in satisfying detail the development of Christian theological orthodoxy through the first five centuries CE. This book is already pages long, so there’s little time for Kelly to stop along the way to explain historical developments. Return to Book Page. This revised edition of the standard history of the first great period in Christian thought has been thoroughly updated in the light of the latest historical findings.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Iranaeus, it is true, held that Mary’s childbearing was exempt from physical travail, as did Clement of Alexandria appealing to the Protoevangelium of James.


Early Christian Doctrines

Kelly simply does a fantastic job at surveying the history and evolution of early dogma through the fifth century. Reading it was like reading any well written, single-author textbook. May 08, Peter B. The Cappadocians and the Trinity.

Jun 10, David Withun rated it really liked it Shelves: Each part contains chapters on particular lociso it’s not only erly great overall snapshot of development in the early Church but also an accessible and pretty concise reference for anyone looking to dhristian the early development of any particular doctrine and to get a brief introduction to the major players.

Sweepingly updated early chapters Revised and updated bibliographies A completely new chapter on Mary and the saints He died a bachelor on 31 March and his cremated remains are interred in the antechapel of St Edmund Hall.

Incredibly informative and thorough on the main issues pressing up against the pre-Medieval church. An essential volume to any Christians library.

I go back to it coctrines. This book is a tour de force of early Christian beliefs. This served well as an entry into the early patristic thought.

Nonetheless — read this book if you’re interested in knowing what the earliest Christians believed! Kelly does docttrines great job of examining the key studies of Trinitarian, Christological, and Ecclesiastical from the post-apostolic age to the end of the fifth century. He was working on a companion volume to the Oxford Dictionary about archbishops when he died. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.