The Early Church, from Ignatius to Augustine
by George Hodges
Description: An engaging introduction to the history of the early church from its emergence in the Mediterranean world dominated by Rome until the fall of Rome in the age of Augustine. Relates the story of Christianity's struggle for life during the early days of persecution; the defence of the faith against prejudice, heresy, and rivalry; the Arian debate; the rise of monasticism in the east and in the west; and the influence of Ambrose, Chrysostom, and Augustine.
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Table of Contents
1. The Roman World
2. The Struggle for Life
3. The Defence of the Faith
4. The Organization of Religion
5. The Arian Debate
6. Monasticism in the East: Basil and Gregory
9. Monasticism in the West: Martin, Cassian, Jerome
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