Religion: Patristics

  • Mystical Doctrines of Deification: Case Studies in the Christian Tradition book cover

    Mystical Doctrines of Deification

    Case Studies in the Christian Tradition

    Edited by John Arblaster, Rob Faesen

    The notion of the deification of the human person (theosis, theopoièsis, deificatio) was one of the most fundamental themes of Christian theology in its first centuries, especially in the Greek world. It is often assumed that this theme was exclusively developed in Eastern theology after the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
    Routledge
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism

  • The Holy Fool in European Cinema book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge

  • The Sorrows of Mattidia: A New Translation and Commentary book cover

    The Sorrows of Mattidia

    A New Translation and Commentary

    By Curtis Hutt

    This volume offers a new translation of the Pseudo-Clementine family narrative here known as The Sorrows of Mattidia. It contains a full introduction which explores the obscured origins of the text, the plot, and main characters, and engages in a comparison of the portrayal of pagan, Jewish, and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition book cover

    Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity

    Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition

    Edited by A.J. Berkovitz, Mark Letteney

    The historian’s task involves unmasking the systems of power that underlie our sources. A historian must not only analyze the content and context of ancient sources, but also the structures of power, authority, and political contingency that account for their transmission, preservation, and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Basil of Caesarea book cover

    Basil of Caesarea

    By Stephen Hildebrand

    This unique volume examines the life and thought of Basil of Caesarea. Stephen M. Hildebrand brings together a lengthy introduction to his life and thought with a selection of extracts from his diverse works in new translations, with each extract accompanied by an introduction and notes. This…

    Paperback – 2018-03-29
    Routledge
    The Early Church Fathers

  • Reconceiving Religious Conflict: New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity book cover

    Reconceiving Religious Conflict

    New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity

    Edited by Wendy Mayer, Chris L. de Wet

    Reconceiving Religious Conflict deconstructs instances of religious conflict within the formative centuries of Christianity, the first six centuries CE. It explores the theoretical foundations of religious conflict; the dynamics of religious conflict within the context of persecution and martyrdom;…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • A Social-Political History of Monotheism: From Judah to the Byzantines book cover

    A Social-Political History of Monotheism

    From Judah to the Byzantines

    By Jeremiah W. 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 – 2018-01-15
    Routledge

  • The Early Church and the Afterlife: Post-death existence in Athenagoras, Tertullian, Origen and the Letter to Rheginos book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    The Legacy of Demetrius of Alexandria 189-232 CE

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

    By Maged 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

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