Doctrinal Hair-Splitting and the Early Church (Young)

I've mentioned this helpful patristics resource here before: From Nicaea to Chalcedon by Frances Young. It's a great study on some of the church fathers and their teaching (e.g. Athanasius, Basil, Cyril, and so forth). One early church leader Young discusses is Gregory Nazianzen, who is called "Gregory the Theologian."  Gregory was a defender of… Continue reading Doctrinal Hair-Splitting and the Early Church (Young)

Athanasius: Christian Biographies for Young Readers

 The latest biography in the Reformation Heritage Book series "Christian Biographies for Young Readers" has recently been released.  This one, written by Simonetta Carr, is on Athanasius (d. 373), a bishop in Alexandria who was a leading contender against the Arian heresy.  The book is just over 60 pages long, and, as noted, written in a… Continue reading Athanasius: Christian Biographies for Young Readers

From Nicaea to Chalcedon by Frances Young

  I'm thoroughly impressed with this excellent scholarly work on early church history: From Nicaea to Chalcedon (second edition) by Frances M. Young.  I don't have time to explain the entire thing here, but I do want to recommend it for those of you who need a comprehensive resource for studies of the Nicene and Chalcedonian eras… Continue reading From Nicaea to Chalcedon by Frances Young