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Caesar and the Lamb: Early Christian Attitudes on War and Military Service

Kalantzis, George

Editore: Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012
ISBN 10: 1608992535 / ISBN 13: 9781608992539
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Titolo: Caesar and the Lamb: Early Christian ...

Casa editrice: Wipf & Stock Pub

Data di pubblicazione: 2012

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: Through the available patristic writings Caesar and the Lamb focuses on the attitudes of the earliest Christians on war and military service. Kalantzis not only provides the reader with many new translations of pre-Constantinian texts, he also tells the story of the struggle of the earliest Church, the communities of Christ at the margins of power and society, to bear witness to the nations that enveloped them as they transformed the dominant narratives of citizenship, loyalty, freedom, power, and control. Although Kalantzis examines writings on war and military service in the first three centuries of the Christian Church in an organized manner, the ways earliest Christians thought of themselves and the state are not presented here through the lens of antiquarian curiosity. With theological sensitivity and historical acumen this companion leads the reader into the world in which Christianity arose and asks questions of the past that help us understand the early character of the Christian faith with the hope that such an enterprise will also help us evaluate its expression in our own time.

L'autore: George Kalantzis is Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College where he also directs The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies. He specializes in fourth- and fifth-century historical theology, and has written extensively on Theodore of Mopsuestia, Cyril, and the Nestorian controversy. His has recently co-edited ''The Sovereignty of God Debate''(Cascade 2009), ''Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective'' (2010), and ''Evangelicals and the Early Church: Recovery, Reform, Renewal'' (Cascade 2011).

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