Early Christian Thinkers

Early Christian Thinkers

The Lives And Legacies Of Twelve Key Figures

Paul Foster


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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. Contributions from a stellar array of leading Patristics scholars from both sides of the Atlantic are included. 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.