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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Kelly outlines in satisfying detail the development of Christian theological orthodoxy through christjan first five centuries CE. Kelly organizes an ocean of material by outlining the development of each doctrine in its historical context. On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook. The organization itself was by subject – it was helpful to have all of the thoughts regarding Christ, the Trinity, the Church, and the Sacraments just as examples put together in one place.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Resurrection of the Body. For any other requests or concerns, please contact your Account Manager. The Cappadocians and the Trinity. Iranaeus, it is true, held that Mary’s childbearing was exempt from physical travail, as did Clement of Alexandria appealing to the Protoevangelium of James. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Oct 13, Tiago Cunha rated it really liked it Shelves: It seemed to be presented in a very Catholic way, but was not unfair to the thinkers themselves, kely not those supporting ideas later deemed heresy.

Canon Kelly describes the development of the principal Christian doctrines from the close of the first century to the middle of the fifth, and from the end of the apostolic age to Anyone interested in the history of theology.


Kelly’s treatment is well balanced, and fair, and is th Kelly simply does a fantastic job at surveying the history and evolution of early dogma through the fifth century. The standard and justifiably a classic.

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We trace the history of the evolution of Theology proper, Christology, The Sacraments, Ecclesiology, Soteriology, Eschatology, and he even completes the book with the evolution of Mariology. Kelly does a great job of examining the key studies of Trinitarian, Christological, and Ecclesiastical from the post-apostolic age to the end of the fifth century. Comprehensive resource on the early churches’ variations in beliefs, but boring as a straight read.

Age alone is beginning to wear at its usefulness. The Doctrine of Man in the East. For more information, visit our exam-copy area. Once you have successfully made your exam-copy request, you will receive a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval. Developments in the Doctrine of the Church.

He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity in and fellowship of the British Academy in I couldn’t have been more satisfied. Incredibly informative and thorough on the main issues pressing up against the pre-Medieval church. While more work and new research has pressed certain prevailing theories out of the way for new ones, especially in the area of Chalcedon theology, Alexandrian “school” vs.

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’. Magisterial book by the great Early Church scholar, theologian, and Anglican priest J.

Mar 19, Russ rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Trinity in the West. The Theology of Nicaea. In the ecclesiastical world, he became a canon of Chichester Cathedral ina position he held until Other editions – View all Early Christian Doctrine: The Teaching of Arius. Kelly’s work is not new, with the latest 5th edition being datedbut it has doctrinnes exceptionally well. Kelly’s focus and speciality is on jnf of the 3rd-4th centuries, particularly the Christological controversies, Trinitarianism, and formation of creeds and councils.


Apr 03, Daniel Carr rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 18, Austin Mcgrath rated it really liked it.

He published widely, writing on the development of the early Christian Creeds and doctrines, his Early Christian Creeds and Early Christian Doctrines becoming standard secondary works and seminary textbooks; commentaries on the pastoral epistles ; biographical studies, including studies of St Jerome and St John of Chrysostom ; and The Oxford Dictionary of Popes.

Created in God’s Image Anthony A. The West and the Roman Primacy. Not to long, but very thorough. A really good history of the development of doctrines in the first 5 Centuries of Christianity, comparing and contrasting the Western and Eastern writers. Kelly simply does a fantastic job at surveying the history and evolution of early dogma through the fifth century.

Early Christian Doctrines

The West Before Augustine. Through this book, I was able to catch a glimpse of the early church thought on the Christian’s salvation usually including the concept of deificationthe nature of the Godhead in essence and in chriatian economy of salvation, the incarnation of the Son and all it entails for both His person and how it relates to our salvation, and even an enjoying examination on the early church fathers’ views on eschatology end times.

This revised version includes more work on the earlier centuries but it still is lacking one can imagine the previous edition was even more disparate. Jul 09, Del Herman rated it it was amazing.

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