Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe

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Quash, Ben, and Michael Ward (Eds.). Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe. (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. 2007. Pp. xii, 148. $16.95 paperback.)

Within this book, edited by Ben Quash and Michael Ward, and featuring a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas, one will find twelve short essays divided into two categories: heresies concerning the person of Christ and heresies concerning the Church and Christian living.The heresies herein presented are, in general, the ones familiar to scholars of the early Church, featuring Arianism, Docetism, Nestorianism, Eutychianism, Theopaschitism, Marcionism, Donatism, Pelagianism, and Gnosticism. However, the articles expand to cover some heresies in Medieval Christianity, including the Adoptionism of Elipandus and the heresy of the Free Spirit associated with Marguerite Porete. Those who study these heresies will not find any new information within the pages of this book, as this is not the point of the essays. Rather, the book was developed out of a sermon series preached at Peterhouse Chapel, Cambridge. The intent of the sermons was to provide "informed and accessible accounts of how these ancient debates still have much to say to Christians today as they try to make sense of their faith in thought, word, and deed" (p. …

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