Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 201 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Catholicity of Irenaeus
35
The Foundations of Catholic Teaching in the Third Century
57
Origen and Orthodoxy
79
The Nicene Council and its Aftermath
105
Apollinarius and the Chalcedonian Definition
137
Epilogue
173
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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).

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