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Heretics for armchair theologians /
Justo L. and Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez ; illustrations by Ron Hill.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Louisville : Westminster John Knox Press, c2008.
description
viii, 166 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
9780664232054 (alk. paper)
format(s)
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imprint
Louisville : Westminster John Knox Press, c2008.
isbn
9780664232054 (alk. paper)
contents note
Why heretics? -- The Ebionites -- Gnosticism -- Marcion -- The Montanists -- The Trinity -- The Donatists -- Pelagius -- Christology -- What now?
catalogue key
6652495
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
In this unique Armchair volume, noted church historians Justo and Catherine Gonzalez introduce readers to important early church figures whose teachings were denounced by the church as heresies. Instructional for what they taught and for revealing what the church wished to safeguard and uphold, these "heretics," including Marcion, Arius, Nestorius, and Pelagius, are engagingly presented in their contexts through a clear and accessible text that is highlighted by the humorous illustrations of Ron Hill.Heretics for Armchair Theologiansis an enjoyable way to learn about the church's early life and beliefs.Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.
Main Description
In this unique Armchair volume, noted church historians Justo and Catherine Gonzalez introduce readers to important early church figures whose teachings were denounced by the church as heresies. Instructional for what they taught and for revealing what the church wished to safeguard and uphold, these "heretics," including Marcion, Arius, Nestorius, and Pelagius, are engagingly presented in their contexts through a clear and accessible text that is highlighted by the humorous illustrations of Ron Hill. Heretics for Armchair Theologiansis an enjoyable way to learn about the church's early life and beliefs. Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.
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Noted church historians Justo and Catherine González introduce readers to important early church figures whose teachings were denounced by the church as heresies.
Table of Contents
Why Heretics?p. 1
The Ebionitesp. 15
Gnosticismp. 29
Marcionp. 45
The Montanistsp. 63
The Trinityp. 77
The Donatistsp. 95
Pelagiusp. 111
Christologyp. 131
What Now?p. 149
For Further Readingp. 161
Indexp. 163
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