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Early Christian Lives by Athanasius

Title Early Christian Lives
Author Athanasius
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 1998-01-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0141907290
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written between the mid-fourth and late sixth centuries to commemorate and glorify the achievements of early Christian saints, these six biographies depict men who devoted themselves to solitude, poverty and prayer. Athanasius records Antony's extreme seclusion in the Egyptian desert, despite temptation by the devil and visits from his followers. Jerome also shows those who fled persecution or withdrew from society to pursue lives of chastity and asceticism in his accounts of Paul of Thebes, Hilarion and Malchus. In his Life of Martin, Sulpicius Severus describes the achievements of a man who combined the roles of monk, bishop and missionary, while Gregory the Great tells of Benedict, whose Rule became the template for monastic life. Full of vivid incidents and astonishing miracles, these Lives have provided inspiration as models for centuries of Christian worship.

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Lives of Roman Christian Women by Carolinne White

Title Lives of Roman Christian Women
Author Carolinne White
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2010-01-28
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0141943378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Perpetua shouted out with joy as the sword pierced her, for she wanted to taste some of the pain and she even guided the hesitant hand of the trainee gladiator towards her own throat' Lives of Roman Christian Women is a unique collection of letters and documents from the third to the fifth centuries, celebrating Christian women from across the Roman Empire. During a crucial period in which Christianity transformed from a persecuted faith to the official religion of the Empire, these writings reveal the women who chose to dedicate their lives to Christ, by embracing martyrdom or by adopting a life of poverty and prayer, renouncing not only wealth but also their duties as wives and mothers.

Early Christian Latin Poets by Carolinne White

Title Early Christian Latin Poets
Author Carolinne White
Publisher Routledge
Release 2002-01-04
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1134660693
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christian Latin poetry from the fourth to sixth centuries was hugely influential on English and French medieval literature. In this, the first substantial overview of this poetry, Carolinne White sets the works in their literary and historical context, including translations of over thirty poems and excerpts, many never translated into English before.

Early Christian Thinkers by Paul Foster

Title Early Christian Thinkers
Author Paul Foster
Publisher SPCK
Release 2012-04-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0281065160
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book introduces twelve key Christians from the second and third centuries, a formative period for the Church. These figures are: Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Perpetua, Origen, Hippolytus, Cyprian, Gregory Thaumaturgos and Eusebius. Each chapter is self-contained and requires no preliminary knowledge of the figure under discussion, making this an ideal book for laity and for undergraduates studying Christian origins or Patristics.

Title Early Christian Lives Saint Athanasius the Father of Orthodoxy
Author Frances Forbes
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Release 2018-10-12
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Total Pages 70
ISBN 9781727743906
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Early Christian Lives are the works of a Scottish catholic nun, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Frances Alice Forbes.It is among the religious literary monuments of the beginning of the 20th century. The life history, written by Frances Alice Forbes was always marked by historical authenticity, detailed analysis of every possible historical source and her famous frances's narrative style.

The Rule of Benedict by St Benedict

Title The Rule of Benedict
Author St Benedict
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2008-01-31
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 0141902957
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Founder of a monastery at Monte Cassino, between Rome and Naples, in the sixth century, St Benedict intended his Rule to be a practical guide to Christian monastic life. Based on the key precepts of humility, obedience and love, its aim is to create a harmonious and efficient religious community in which individuals can make progress in the Christian virtues and gain eternal life. Here, Benedict sets out ideal monastery routines and regulations, from the qualities of a good abbot, the twelve steps to humility and the value of silence to such every day matters as kitchen duties, care of the sick and the suitable punishment for lateness at mealtimes. Benedict’s legacy is still strong – his Rule remains a source of inspiration and a key work in the history of the Christian church.

Title The Forgotten Desert Mothers
Author Laura Swan
Publisher Paulist Press
Release 2001
Category Religion
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9780809140169
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An introduction to the Sayings, Lives, stories & spirituality of women in the post-biblical, early Christian movement.

The Spirit of Early Christian Thought by Robert Louis Wilken

Title The Spirit of Early Christian Thought
Author Robert Louis Wilken
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2003-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780300105988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Focusing on major figures such as St. Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa, as well as a host of less well known thinkers, Robert Wilken (the author of The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity) chronicles the emergence of a specifically Christian intellectual tradition. He provides an introduction to early Christian thought on topics including early Christian worship, Christian poetry and the spiritual life, the Trinity, Christ, the Bible, and icons, and shows that the energy and vitality of early Christianity arose from within the life of the Church. While early Christian thinkers drew on the philosophical and rhetorical traditions of the ancient world, it was the versatile vocabulary of the Bible that loosened their tongues and minds and allowed them to construct the world anew, intellectually and spiritually. These thinkers were not seeking to invent a world of ideas, Wilken shows, but rather to win the hearts of men and women and to change their lives. Early Christian thinkers set in place a foundation that has endured. Their writings are an irreplaceable inheritance, and Wilken shows that they can still be heard as living voices within contemporary culture.

Title Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion
Author Stephen J. Shoemaker
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2016-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 289
ISBN 0300217218
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, came to prominence have long remained strangely overlooked despite, or perhaps because of, her centrality in Christian devotion. Gathering together fresh information from often neglected sources, including early liturgical texts and Dormition and Assumption apocrypha, Stephen Shoemaker reveals that Marian devotion played a far more vital role in the development of early Christian belief and practice than has been previously recognized, finding evidence that dates back to the latter half of the second century. Through extensive research, the author is able to provide a fascinating background to the hitherto inexplicable "explosion" of Marian devotion that historians and theologians have pondered for decades, offering a wide-ranging study that challenges many conventional beliefs surrounding the subject of Mary, Mother of God.

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