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Early Christian Greek And Latin Literature: A Literary History (2 volume Set) [Hardcover]

By Claudio Moreschini (Author) & Enrico Norelli (Author)
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Early Christian writings form a body of literature that has shaped Western culture as a whole, as Enrico Norelli and Claudio Moreschini demonstrate in this comprehensive book. The first six centuries of Christian experience impacted art and developed a philosophy that faced opposition, resolved internal conflicts, transposed itself into medieval civilization, and continues to influence culture today. Available for the first time in English, Early Christian Greek and Latin Literature highlights the special character of the gospel message, the nucleus of every Christian literary form. The earliest Christian works from the first through the fourth centuries are presented along with respected contemporary writings in the first volume. The second volume moves to the Golden Age of Christian literature. The major personalities of the time-Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, all writers of the highest rank-are matched with Greek-speaking authors such as Athanasius, the Cappadocians, and John Chrysostom, thinkers to whom present-day Christians turn once again for spiritual direction. This two-volume edition organizes the material in chronological order. Each segment's detailed discussion concludes with an up-to-date bibliography. It also includes a general bibliography, and each volume includes an index of authors and anonymous works. Specialists in classics and medieval studies, as well as general theologians, art historians, archaeologists, and other students of culture will find in this work an in-depth survey, quality scholarship, and an original approach.

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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Pages   1189
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.26" Width: 6.5" Height: 2.88"
Weight:   4.49 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2005
Publisher   Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN  1565636066  
ISBN13  9781565636064  

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More About Claudio Moreschini & Enrico Norelli

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Claudio Moreschini is professor of Latin literature at the University of Pisa. He has published critical editions of Tertullian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Apuleius. Among his translations are the works of Gregory of Nyssa and his essays include discussions of Boethius, Latin neo-Platonism, and the Cappadocian Fathers.
Enrico Norelli is professor of Apocryphal Christian literature in the theological faculty of the University of Geneva. Among his publications are editions of "Mathetes'Ad Diognetus," "Hyppolytus's De antichristo," and a commentary on the Ascension of Isaiah. He was editor of the collective work "La Bibbia nell'antichita cristiana" and is coeditor of the collection "Poche Apocryphes."

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