The Formation of Christian Theology series traces developments in theology from the earliest days of Christianity to the Seventh Ecumenical Council. Through original and penetrating analysis of selected figures and controversies from the first through the fourth centuries AD, John Behr presents not only the history of theological reflection, but a sustained analysis of the resulting theology. The first volume, The Way to Nicaea, deals with the first three centuries of Christianity. In the two-volume sequel Behr turns his attention to the fourth century, in which Christian theology was formulated as the Nicene faith, the common heritage of most Christians to this day. Behr presents a powerful vision of Christian theology, centered upon Christ and his passion.
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- Examines developments in Christian theology during its first four centuries
- Studies key figures, councils, and controversies
- Reflects upon the nature of Christian theology
Praise for the Print Edition
[The] uneasy relationship between Orthodoxy and critical theology is being transcended in some of our younger Orthodox theologians. The most striking, and hopeful, example is the work by John Behr. Professor Behr does not take refuge in easy answers and his Orthodoxy is radical not conservative... This is, therefore, a demanding book, requiring of its readers careful attention: but such attention will be richly repaid.
—Andrew Louth, professor and Orthodox chaplain, department of religion and theology, University of Durham
About John Behr
John Behr is dean of St. Valdimir’s Seminary, professor of patristics, and editor of the Popular Patristics Series. He is also the distinguished lecturer in Patristics at Fordahm University. He is an Eastern Orthodox priest and holds a DPhil in Theology from Oxford University and an MTh from St. Valdimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Mystery of Christ and Becoming Human.