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The Way to Nicaea

Format: Digital
ISBN: 0881412244


In this volume, John Behr treats the first three centuries of the Christian era. Part I examines the establishment of Christianity in the first century based on the tradition of the Gospel, and briefly sketches the scriptural Christ as inscribed in the New Testament. Part II analyzes selected figures from the second century—Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons—considering how they understood Christ to be the Word of God. Part III turns to the third century, treating Hippolytus and the debates in Rome, Origen and his legacy in Alexandria, and Paul of Samosata and the Council of Antioch. These debates form the background for the controversies and councils of the following centuries.

  • Title: The Way to Nicaea
  • Author: John Behr
  • Series: The Formation of Christian Theology
  • Volume: I
  • Publisher: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2001
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Theology, doctrinal › History--Early church, ca. 30-600; Theology, doctrinal › History--Middle Ages, 600-1500
  • ISBNs: 0881412244, 9780881412246
  • Resource ID: LLS:FRMTNVOL01
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2018-10-23T17:14:05Z

John Behr is a contemporary Eastern Orthodox priest and theologian, and Dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, where he teaches Patristics . He was ordained to the diaconate on September 8, 2001 (the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos) and the priesthood on September 14, 2001 (the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross). Behr was previously the editor of the Popular Patristic Series released by St. Vladimir’s Press.