Henry Chadwick : selected writings / edited and introduced by William G. Rusch.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: This anthology offers a choice selection of writings by one of the twentieth century's premier church historians, Sir Henry Chadwick. Many of Chadwick's considerable contributions to a fuller understanding of the early church were unpublished or not circulated widely during his lifetime, but here they are compiled in a convenient, accessible form. Reflecting Chadwick's wide-ranging expertise, this volume contains his essays on a variety of themes pertaining to the early church, including the emerging faith's relationship to classical culture; the interaction between piety, politics, and theology; councils in the early church; the power of music in the church; and more. As relevant for the study of early Christianity today as when they were first written, Chadwick's essays remain a valuable resource for better understanding the church both past and present, shedding light on ecumenical problems that still keep Christians visibly divided. -- From dust jacket.
    • Content Notes:
      Foreword / Rowan Williams -- Introduction / William G. Rusch -- Ministry and tradition -- Episopacy in the New Testament and early church -- The role of the Christian bishop in ancient society -- Bishops and monks -- The origin of the title 'oecumenical council' -- Faith and order at the Council of Nicaea : a note on the background of the sixth canon -- Ossius of Cordova and the presidency of the Council of Antioch, 325 -- The Chalcedonian definition -- The circle and the ellipse : rival concepts of authority in the early church -- St. Peter and St. Paul in Rome : the problem of the Memoria apostolurm ad catacumbas -- The power of music -- New letters of St. Augustine -- New sermons of St. Augustine -- On re-reading the Confessions -- Providence and the problem of evil in Augustine -- The attractions of Mani -- Augustine's ethics -- The originality of early Christian ethics -- Pachomios and the idea of sanctity -- Christian and Roman universalism in the fourth century -- Oracles of the end in the conflict of paganism and Christianity in the fourth century.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    • Other Titles:
      Essays. Selections
    • ISBN:
      9780802872777 (hardcover : alk. paper)
      0802872778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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