Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church

Front Cover
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 201 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
While it has often been recognised that the devlopment of Christian orthodoxy was stimulated by the speculations of those who are now called heretics, it is still widely assumed that their contribution was merely catalytic. This book maintains that scholars have underrated the constructive role of these 'heretical' speculations.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Catholicity of Irenaeus
The Foundations of Catholic Teaching in the Third Century
Origen and Orthodoxy
The Nicene Council and its Aftermath
Apollinarius and the Chalcedonian Definition

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Mark Edwards is Lecturer in Patristics, Christ Church, Oxford and author of the following books: Translation and commentary: Philoponus. Physics of Aristotle, Book 3 (Duckworth, 1994). Three translations with Commentary: Optatus, Against the Gnostics (1997), Neoplatonic Saints (2002), Constantine and Christendom (2003), all for Liverpool University Press (translated; Texts for Historians). Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, New Testament VIII: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians (Inter-Varsity Press, 1999). Three edited volumes for Clarendon Press: Portraits (with Simon Swain, 1997); Apologetics in the Roman World (with Simon Price, Martin Goodman, 1999); Approaching Late Antiquity (with Simon Swain, 2004). Origen against Plato (Ashgate, 2002). John through the Centuries, Blackwell Bible Commentary series (2003). Culture and Philosophy in the Age of Plotinus (Duckworth, 2006).

Bibliographic information