: Athanasius (The Early Church Fathers) (): Khaled Anatolios: Books. Khaled Anatolios was already known for two recent articles in which he, inter alia, reacted against the downplaying in some scholars’ accounts of the importance. Khaled Anatolios, a noted expert on the development of Nicene theology, offers a historically informed theological study of the development of the doctrine of the.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. About “An impressive book. For anyone who wants to understand Nicene Christianity and its relevance for today, Anatolios is quite simply indispensable.

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The details of this book. It cannot be read quickly, should not be merely used as a reference work, and must now be engaged by any serious scholar of the fourth century. Anatolios reminds us, we are blessed by the fact that these first theologians, these first writers to ‘talk about God’ in what we call trinitarian terms, were also great theologians: As we attempt to carry on their work today, joining intelligently and generously in their debates is anatoljos the best place for any of us to begin.

If we as Christians are to know who we are and what we believe and why, we need such sustained efforts at retrieving this hard-won wisdom.

With its careful and clear explanations, helpful chapter divisions and headings, and detailed footnotes, Retrieving Nicaea is a historical overview, anattolios erudite scholarly study, and a useful work for both students and advanced scholars. An important overall narrative of critical debates in Christian theology.

The book sidesteps the problems inherent in theological linguistics by taking the theological intent of Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine seriously. Only 1 left in stock – order soon.

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This opens to us the broader coherence of a trinitarian theology, which touches every aspect of Christian existence under the primacy of Christ, and a clear theological epistemology. This is neither historical nor systematic theology, but something far better and more welcome. In other words, retrieve Nicaea.


Dealing with sources of the Eastern and Western traditions, the book overcomes traditional divisions between history of exegesis, historical theology, and systematic theology. Retrieving the vision of those who gave shape to Nicaea in this way will, I am sure, bear much fruit and give great shape to Christian vision today.

anatolkos Most significantly, this monograph reminds us that worship is the most appropriate context for reflecting on Trinitarian doctrine.

With depth and clarity, Anatolios then explores just what the council Nicea said.

Provide feedback about anaotlios page. He focuses mainly on the debates that occurred between the Council of Nicaea and the Council of Constantinople in He attempts to recall the circumstances that led to the articulation of trinitarian doctrine in the fourth century. He offers a rigorous historical account of Athanasius, Nyssa, and Augustine on the Trinity that is all of amatolios piece with an assessment of the impact the teaching of these great Nicene theologians ought to have on the way we ourselves think about the Trinity.

What follows is khlaed historical and intellectual delight as the author takes the reader through the thought of Athanasius my personal favoriteGregory of Nyssa, and Augustine, through whom the implications of the Nicaean doctrine of God and its Christology are kha,ed out.

Retrieving Nicaea provides a lasting contribution to both church and academy. In this effort, he has composed a book that will serve as an example of how to engage in theological questions connected to the concerns of Christian living. Available for download now.

The argument is designed throughout to demonstrate the current relevance of these ancient theological figures. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. A very good book in content and presentation. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: There are breakthrough moments in the book.


Teachers and students of these debates and their anatilios to classical and contemporary Christian practice will find it both clarifying and edifying.

This, I should add, is what good historical theology is all about.

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One would only pray that the bishops of today would join those scholars anato,ios their reading and understanding of doctrinal development and in translating the biblical languages into the contemporary languages. This book does several things at once. It is a work that should help bridge the lamentable gap between systematic and historical theologians.

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It is not easy to establish a fresh perspective in such well-trodden territory, but Anatolios succeeds magnificently. Anatolios’s clear and systematic presentation [condenses a very difficult and broad topic] admirably well.

One of the great values of the book is. Anatolios considers Augustine alongside two major Greek thinkers, Athanasius and Gregory of Nyssa, as well as providing a thorough background to the theological controversy which supposedly began with Arius and Alexander of Alexandria. Why did the developments for which Nicaea is famous take place? The clarity of his exposition and his constant desire to draw out the consequences of historical exposition mean that this book will find a treasured place on the bookshelves of theologians and theology students across the board.