Early Christian Doctrines has ratings and 42 reviews. Zack said: Well-written, well-organized by loci (heads of doctrine), and captivating. Though JN. A history of doctrines of the Early Church, written and arranged with exceptional clarity by a leading patristic scholar. Canon Kelly describes the development. Since they were first published, Early Christian Creeds and Early Christian Doctrines have been considered standard texts on the development of early.
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Early Christian Doctrines: J. N. D. Kelly: Continuum
An essential volume to any Christians library. Kelly fairly treats these theological issues but is realistic about the development of Catholic dogma and does not presume it’s early existence. Written for Mary’s glorification, this described her divinely ordered birth when her parents, Joachim and Anna, were advanced in years, her miraculous infancy and childhood, and her dedication to the Temple, where her parents had prayed that God would give her ‘a name renowned for ever among all generations’.
The West in the Fourth Century. The Trinity in the West. Selected pages Title Page. This was a valuable read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity in and fellowship of the British Academy in Kelly Limited preview – The standard and justifiably a classic.
The book has a valuable introduction to Gnosticism. I believe that this information should be more well known, because there seems to be a great deal of confusion and suspicion about the early Church and how it came about. It is christiah to keep track of all the people he talks about at doctrinws.
Academic achievements John Kelly was prominent in the theology faculty throughout his association with St Edmund Hall. An excellent summary of patristic theology. Jan 22, Tim rated it really liked it.
Though lacking in in-depth analysis often, Kelly’s goal set out from the beginning was to give a picture of the forest without looking too much at the trees. Not to long, but very thorough. Eafly, restrained, and erudite, Kelly is a reliable scholar of the early Fathers and has earned the trust of generations of the faithful.
Early Christian Doctrines
Dec 29, Reese Walling rated it really liked it. Sep 18, Austin Mcgrath rated it really liked it. The Doctrine of Pelagius. Looking at it, I find notes in the margins and an almost indecipherable notecard. It is likely only useful for serious students of church history.
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Doctriness rated it really liked it. Athanasius and the Fall. Resurrection of the Body. The West in the Third Century. Aug 04, Spencer rated it it was amazing Shelves: A technical, extensive, and detailed account of the development of the Christian doctrines from the Apostolic Fathers to the Council of Chalcedon. The Cappadocians and the Trinity. Jorge Medina rated it liked it.
Incredibly informative and thorough on the main issues pressing up against the pre-Medieval church. May 15, G.
I would like to read more of the church fathers’ own writings, but this was a great overview.