Early Church History (10)
By drawing on both the poetry and the prose of all six Celtic languages; Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx. This book succeeds in reflecting the extraordinary depth and diversity of Celtic literature. Skilfully and sensitively arranged by theme (from heroic tales, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the literature of love, nature, magic and religion), the anthology provides a unique insight into the Celtic mind from the earliest times to the nineteenth century.
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THE EARLY CHURCH: THE STORY OF EMERGENT CHRISTIANITY FROM THE APOSTOLIC AGE TO THE DIVIDING OF THE WAYS BETWEEN THE GREEK EAST AND THE LATIN WEST
Henry Chadwick paints a portrait of the early Christians, constructed out of a mosaic of the ancient sources, giving the general reader a fresh awareness of the life of this momentous community. The Church is seen in close relation to its original setting in Jewish and Gentile society, toward which the Christians were indebted, and yet at the same time, with the zeal of martyrs, defiant.
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The Irish temperament — individualistic, poetic,and deeply loyal to family — produced great and learned saints and a unique monastic literature before the Norman Invasion. The isolation of the island allowed the development of traditions different from those of either Britain or the continent. These graceful translations of Irish monastic rules and spiritual maxims, along with samples of Irish litanies and poetry from the early Celtic monastic world, convey the spirituality of the Isle of Saints from the sixth to eighth centuries.
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Almost without exception, the "histories of the Church" available in print are, in fact, histories of Western Christianity, with only brief and superficial mentions of the East. This volume — the second in a planned series of six — attempts to achieve a more balanced approach. Filling the needs of students, but also of a wider readership, it describes the expansion of Christianity in the East and the West in the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries — from Ireland and the Indian Ocean and from Germany to Nubia. It exposes the tensions which arose between the inevitable cultural pluralism and the needs of Church unity — an issue which stands at the center of modern ecclesiological concerns. It discusses the debates on the identity of Christ, formally solved by the decrees of the great ecumenical councils, but which left Christendom divided. It defines the problems raised by the arbitrariness of Eastern Roman emperors and by the gradual development of Roman primacy.
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THE EARLY CHRISTIAN FATHERS: A SELECTION FROM THE WRITINGS OF THE FATHERS FROM ST. CLEMENT OF ROME TO ST. ATHANASIUS
The writings of the Fathers of the early Church are of particular importance to anyone who wishes to understand Christian doctrine. This book illustrates the process of development in Christian thought, life, and worship during the period which culminated in the acceptance of the Christian faith by the Emperor Constantine, and the meeting of the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325.
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