Item description for A History of Christian Thought: Volume 2: From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation (Revised Edition) by Justo L. Gonzalez...
Overview This is Volume 2 of the acclaimed three-volume series which has been completely revised to provide a readable, definitive, and completely updated treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the early church to the great flowering of Christianity in the Middle Ages, through the Reformation and the Enlightenment, to the twentieth century. Volume 2 inludes, From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation. The other two volumes in this set are sold separately. Volume 1, From the Beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon, and Volume 3, From the Protestant Reformation to the Twentieth Century. Justo L. Gonzalez has added a major new chapter on the twentieth century, has eliminated all sexist language, and - in light of recent scholarship - has completely revised the text and updated the bibliographies.
Publishers Description A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. Beginning with Augustine, Volume 2 covers the flowering of Christian thought that characterized both the Latin West and the Byzantine East during the Middle Ages.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.93" Width: 5.99" Height: 0.76" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1987
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687171830 ISBN13 9780687171835
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More About Justo L. Gonzalez
Justo L. González, a retired member of the Río Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church, went to college and seminary in Cuba before receiving postgraduate degrees from Yale University. He taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He played a key part in the founding of the Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana and of the Hispanic Summer Program. He was also the first executive director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Justo has published more than one hundred books, as well as hundreds of articles, and edited the journal Apuntes for twenty years.
Justo L. Gonzalez currently resides in Decatur, in the state of Georgia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A History of Christian Thought: Volume 2: From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation (Revised Edition)?
A good, not great introduction. . .less helpful than vol. 1 Aug 11, 2000
This is the second volume to Gonzalez' "History of Christian Thought". Like the first, it is a good resource for college undergraduates and the informed layman. It is not a good choice for graduate level or seminary studies.
I was a little disappointed in this volume. It covers a time period almost twice as long as the first volume, but is of the same length. Thus, important material is covered in lesser depth than might be desired, especially considering the great theologians of this time: Augustine, Abelard, Bernard, Bonaventure, Scotus, and especially Aquinas.
A decent, but not great, secondary source.
Creates a decently firm foundation for Medieval Christianity Sep 29, 1997
Justo establishes a rather well based description of Medieval Christian theology and philosophy. He explains Augustine and the other fathers of the Church in a scholarly objective sense. He does not hide from Christian controversies, but addresses them in a manner that simplifies the matter for even the casual reader. This is certainly worth reading for those who are casually interested in Church history, but who are not scholars.