Christopher Beeley is Walter H.
Beeley lives in New Haven, CT. About this book About the author Reviews No period of history was more formative for the development of Christianity than the patristic age, when church leaders, monks, and laity established the standard features of Christianity as we know it today.
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As John Behr has perceptively argued, abstraction disconnects theology from its proper work of unfolding concretely the drama of salvation; it blocks seekers from learning to think as the apostles learned to think; and it makes explanation stand for the thing being explained. This volume stands in an old line of scholastic study that reads doctrinal history unhistorically. Theology arises less from flesh-and-blood people enmeshed in time and culture, and more from a gladiatorial clash of metaphysical ideations.
Beeley thinks Eusebius is underappreciated. Perhaps Eusebius does need another look.
But in a blistering attack, Beeley portrays Athanasius as a faux father who covered his dualistic Christology with a fig leaf of unitive language — Meanwhile, the sections on Ambrose and Augustine contain much good information yet seem stunted by the unity thesis. That sounds like doublespeak.
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