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Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism (Gifford Lectures Series)

 
 
 
 
Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism (Gifford Lectures Series)
Author: Jaroslav Pelikan
ISBN 13: 9780300062557
ISBN 10: 300062559
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1995-02-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $29.00
 
 

The momentous encounter between Christian thought and Greek philosophy reached a high point in fourth-century Byzantium, and the principal actors were four Greek-speaking Christian thinkers whose collective influence on the Eastern Church was comparable to that of Augustine on Western Latin Christendom. In this erudite and informative book, a distinguished scholar provides the first coherent account of the lives and writings of these so-called Cappadocians, showing how they managed to be Greek and Christian at the same time.

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Penny (National Gallery, London) has produced an unusual and very interesting book. He considers sculpture in relation to its medium: the benefits and limitations of various materials as they influence the final product. Focusing chiefly on the arts of the West, he includes chapters on different types of stone, wood, ivory, and plastic. Penny is an observant and careful writer who has closely examined his subject. He writes clearly and well for all audiences, and the plates are generally very good or better. Highly recommended.-- Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.