Get a varied and diverse survey of the first four centuries of Christianity. Drawing mostly from Church Fathers and patristic texts, this collection provides an introduction to various orthodox and heretical writings and addresses their theologies, their impact on the early church’s development, their contemporary relevance, and common misconceptions on them among Christians today. The collection also illustrates how Montanism and Stoicism shaped early Christianity and analyzes the early church’s baptismal rites, views on social justice and ethics, and interpretation of the Genesis 1–3 narrative.
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The Baker Academic Early Church Collection is perfect if you’re a student, scholar, pastor, or layperson interested in the most pressing topics relating to early church history, theology, and spirituality. The Logos edition of this collection is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of the Christian church. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about the early Church Fathers’, writings, culture, and thought.