Henry Chadwick

Selected Writings

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Henry Chadwick
William G. Rusch
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , May
     416 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Rare scholarly insight into the early church — still relevant for the church today.

This anthology offers a choice selection of writings by one of the twentieth century's premier church historians, Sir Henry Chadwick. Many of Chadwick's considerable contributions to a fuller understanding of the early church were unpublished or not circulated widely during his lifetime, but here they are compiled in a convenient, accessible form.

Reflecting Chadwick's wide-ranging expertise, this volume contains his essays on a variety of themes pertaining to the early church, including the emerging faith's relationship to classical culture; the interaction between piety, politics, and theology; councils in the early church; the power of music in the church; and more. As relevant for the study of early Christianity today as when they were first written, Chadwick's essays remain a valuable resource for better understanding the church both past and present, shedding light on ecumenical problems that still keep Christians visibly divided.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

William G. Rusch is professor of Lutheran studies at Yale Divinity School and professor of church history at New York Theological Seminary.

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