Reading the Early Church Fathers: From the Didache to Nicaea
Cattoi, Thomas, Theological Studies
READING THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS: FROM THE DIDACHE TO NICAEA. By James L. Papandrea. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2012. Pp. viii + 344. $24.95.
This volume aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the development of Christian theology from the subapostolic era to the time of the Arian controversy. Foregoing a detailed discussion of the era of the great councils, Papandrea focuses on the second and third centuries, a time when doctrinal and institutional fluidity within the Christian community resulted in a plurality of theological and disciplinary positions reflecting local sociocultural conditions. P. outlines the contribution of the early great apologists--such as Justin Martyr and Clement of Alexandria--as well as the theological …
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Publication information: Article title: Reading the Early Church Fathers: From the Didache to Nicaea. Contributors: Cattoi, Thomas - Author. Journal title: Theological Studies. Volume: 73. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2012. Page number: 955+. © 2009 Theological Studies, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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