Item description for After the Apostles by Walter H. Wagner...
Overview Through deft use of available data and texts, Wagner brings the enigmatic second century to life. Selecting five fateful challenges--issues of Creation, human nature, Jesus' identities, roles of the church, and Christians in society--he shows what was at stake for emerging Christianity and how its five key players responded. Map; glossary; bibliography.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Jan 5, 1994
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800625676 ISBN13 9780800625672
Availability 110 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 21, 2017 09:13.
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Solid Scholarship Apr 6, 2008
This is a work of solid scholarship that covers an important period in the history of Christianity. The section on the social and political context of the second century C.E. is particularly helpful for the general reader. Wagner analyzes the philosophies of five early Christian leaders--Ignatius of Antioch, Turtulian, etc.--using the categories of biography, and then the leaders' views on human nature, identity of Jesus, the Church, and Christians and society. This approach allows comparisons and, because the topics are so important for us today, provides contemporary readers with a window on the diversity of the early church that helps us understand current controversies.