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By Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

learning the early church can think like getting into a maze of bishops, emperors, councils, and arcane controversies. This booklet introduces early Christian theology by way of concentrating on one fairly influential determine, Basil of Caesarea (ca. advert 330-378). It perspectives Basil opposed to the backdrop of a Roman Empire that was once adopting Christianity. In Basil’s day, Christians have been trying to find harmony within the educating and perform in their religion. This examine acquaints the scholar with Basil’s brilliant—and usually neglected—theological writings. specifically, Saint Basil’s reflections at the Trinity emerge from those pages as interesting and illuminating tales to the religion of early Christians.

“For many years, Basil’s proposal was once overshadowed by means of the acceptance of his brother, Gregory of Nyssa. yet lately a brand new new release of scholarship—Völker Drecoll, Mark DelCogliano, Philip Rousseau, and Andrew Radde-Gallwtiz—has proven us anew the facility of Basil as theologian . . . This concise and chic dialogue bargains us the easiest brief advent to Basil to be had in any language.”
—Lewis Ayres, Bede Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University

“Basil of Caesarea’s presents as church flesh presser and monastic founder have attracted a lot cognizance in contemporary scholarly literature, although his significance as a philosopher and theologian were ignored in prefer of his more youthful brother, Gregory of Nyssa. during this in actual fact written e-book, Andrew Radde-Gallwitz is helping us see Basil’s brilliance as a theologian. Basil of Caesarea establishes Radde-Gallwitz as one of many best students of Christian overdue antiquity.”
—Andrew Louth, Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine experiences at Durham college

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz is Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola collage Chicago. he's the writer of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity (Oxford college Press, 2009).

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