HISTORY OF THEOLOGY: THE PATRISTIC PERIOD (VOL I) EDITED BY ANGELO DI BERARDINO AND BASIL STUDER
The authors have written a detailed study of how theology was done in the fourth and fifth centuries. They describe the socio-cultural scene of the Christian community in the Constantinian and Theodosian eras (known as the age of the Church of the Empire or the Imperial Church) and define the conditions in which pastors and thinkers sought to help the faithful understand their religion. They present the intellectual labors through which the writers of the post-Nicene Church, using the scientific tools available, set out to actualize the Word of God as found in the sacred writings.
Hardbound. 630 pp.