The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God

4.27 avg rating
( 513 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300097085: The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God

Written by a religious historian, this is an introduction to early Christian thought. Focusing on major figures such as St Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, as well as a host of less well-known thinkers, Robert Wilken chronicles the emergence of a specifically Christian intellectual tradition. In chapters on topics including early Christian worship, Christian poetry and the spiritual life, the Trinity, Christ, the Bible, and icons, Wilken shows that the energy and vitality of early Christianity arose from within the life of the Church. While early Christian thinkers drew on the philosophical and rhetorical traditions of the ancient world, it was the versatile vocabulary of the Bible that loosened their tongues and minds and allowed them to construct the world anew, intellectually and spiritually. These thinkers were not seeking to invent a world of ideas, Wilken shows, but rather to win the hearts of men and women and to change their lives. Early Christian thinkers set in place a foundation that has endured. Their writings are an irreplaceable inheritance, and Wilken shows that they can still be heard as living voices within contemporary culture.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Also available by Robert Louis Wilken: The Christians as the Romans Saw Them

From the Inside Flap:

"By turns scholarly, contemplative, and argumentative, this is an exposition in which the early Christian writers speak for themselves—and to us." —Jaroslav Pelikan, author of The Christian Tradition; "An elegant and learned introduction to the giants of Christian antiquity, this book shows brilliantly how the Church can live by continually pondering the Word of God."—Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Fordham University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN 10: 0300097085 ISBN 13: 9780300097085
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sharehousegoods
(Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Our Ranking is Your Confidence! Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Mailer - Our goal is to deliver a better item than what you are hoping for! If not we will make it right!. Bookseller Inventory # 1XGDJP001K3F_ns

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Robert Louis Wilken
Published by Yale University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097085 ISBN 13: 9780300097085
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0300097085

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
45.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert Louis Wilken
Published by Yale University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097085 ISBN 13: 9780300097085
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Later prt.. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0300097085

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
44.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wilken, Robert Louis
Published by Yale University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0300097085 ISBN 13: 9780300097085
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110300097085

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
53.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Wilken, Robert Louis
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300097085 ISBN 13: 9780300097085
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0300097085 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0071294

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
53.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds