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  • A Social-Political History of Monotheism

    From Judah to the Byzantines

    By Jeremiah Cataldo

    In A Social-Political History of Monotheism, Cataldo shows how political concerns were fundamental to the development of Judeo-Christian monotheism. Beginning with the disruptive and devastating historical events that shook early Israelite culture and ending with the seemingly victorious emergence…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • The Early Church and the Afterlife

    Post-death existence in Athenagoras, Tertullian, Origen and the Letter to Rheginos

    By David Rankin

    The resurrection of the dead was, as Tertullian says, ‘the chief article of the whole Christian faith’ (De resurrectione 39.3) and one of those beliefs which most distinguished Christian thought from much other contemporary thinking. This book looks at the way in which post-death existence is…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
    Routledge

  • Chromatius of Aquileia and the Making of a Christian City

    By Robert McEachnie

    Chromatius of Aquileia and the Making of a Christian City examines how the increasing authority of institutionalized churches changed late antique urban environments. Aquileia, the third largest city in Italy during late antiquity, presents a case study in the transformation of elite Roman…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Unbound God

    Slavery and the Formation of Early Christian Thought

    By Chris L. de Wet

    This volume examines the prevalence, function, and socio-political effects of slavery discourse in the major theological formulations of the late third to early fifth centuries AD, arguably the most formative period of early Christian doctrine. The question the book poses is this: in what way did…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Irenaeus of Lyons and the Mosaic of Christ

    Preaching Scripture in the Era of Martyrdom

    By James G. Bushur

    Recent theological scholarship has shown increasing interest in patristic exegesis. The way early Christians read scripture has attracted not only historians, but also systematic and exegetical scholars. However, the Christian reading of scripture before Origen has been neglected or, more often,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge

  • The Legacy of Demetrius of Alexandria 189-232 CE

    The Form and Function of Hagiography in Late Antique and Islamic Egypt

    By Maged S. A. Mikhail

    This is the first full-length study of Demetrius of Alexandria (189–232 ce), who generated a neglected, yet remarkable hagiographic program that secured him a positive legacy throughout the Middle Ages and the modern era. Drawing upon Patristic, Coptic, and Arabic sources spanning a millennium, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Visions of God and Ideas on Deification in Patristic Thought

    Edited by Mark Edwards, Elena Ene D-Vasilescu

    This volume illustrates the complexity and variety of early Christian thought on the subject of the image of God as a theological concept, and the difficulties that arise even in the interpretation of particular authors who gave a cardinal place to the image of God in their expositions of Christian…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Holy Fool in European Cinema

    By Alina G. Birzache

    This monograph explores the way that the profile and the critical functions of the holy fool have developed in European cinema, allowing this traditional figure to capture the imagination of new generations in an age of religious pluralism and secularization. Alina Birzache traces the cultural…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Representations of Eve in Antiquity and the English Middle Ages

    By John Flood

    As the first woman, Eve was the pattern for all her daughters. The importance of readings of Eve for understanding how women were viewed at various times is a critical commonplace, but one which has been only narrowly investigated. This book systematically explores the different ways in which Eve…

    Hardback – 2010-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

  • Athanasius

    The Coherence of his Thought

    By Khaled Anatolios

    In this volume, Khaled Anatolios presents a comprehensive study of Saint Athanasius, one of the most influential figures in the development of Christian doctrine. He analyzes the coherence of Athanasius' theology by relating the various aspects of his doctrine - God, creation, theological…

    Paperback – 2004-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Early Church Monographs

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