: Athanasius (The Early Church Fathers) (): Khaled Anatolios: Books. Khaled Anatolios was already known for two recent articles in which he, inter alia, reacted against the downplaying in some scholars’ accounts of the importance. Khaled Anatolios, a noted expert on the development of Nicene theology, offers a historically informed theological study of the development of the doctrine of the.

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Why did the developments for which Nicaea is famous take place?

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An important overall narrative of critical debates in Christian theology. The result is a brilliant book of spiritual as well as scholarly significance.

In other words, retrieve Nicaea. Its expression is at times sublime, at times almost impenetrable, yet always erudite and thought provoking. At the same time, he mounts an argument for a holistic reconception of trinitarian theology.

Teachers and students of these debates and their connections to classical and contemporary Christian practice will find it both clarifying and edifying.

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Get to Know Us. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. For anyone who wants to understand Nicene Christianity and its relevance for today, Anatolios is quite simply indispensable.

Advanced undergraduates might well find the book a helpful companion to their reading of primary sources. Low to High Price: To be sure, this is not a work for beginners, but it can certainly be read with profit by those who have a solid foundation in early kyaled history knaled doctrine. Anatolios’s study is part of this broader renaissance, which he draws on and consolidates in helpful, important ways.

Anatolios also makes useful references to modern discussions of Trinitarian theology. This is neither historical nor systematic theology, but something far better and more welcome. It is not easy to establish a fresh perspective in such well-trodden territory, but Anatolios succeeds magnificently.


This, I should add, is what good historical theology is all about. What the reader learns along the journey is how we ought to take care with the challenge of speaking of the triune God in human speech and the numerous triggers for weak thinking on this important biblical doctrine.

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Consequently, ohaled meaning of trinitarian doctrine is to be found in a reappropriation of the process of this development, such that the entirety of Christian existence is interpreted in a trinitarian manner. The clarity of his exposition and his constant desire to draw out the consequences of historical exposition mean that this book will find a treasured place on the bookshelves of theologians and theology students across the board.

He offers a rigorous historical account of Athanasius, Nyssa, and Augustine on the Trinity that is all of a piece with an assessment of the impact the teaching of these great Nicene theologians ought to have on the way we ourselves think about the Trinity.

One would only pray that the anayolios of today would join those scholars in their reading and anatolio of doctrinal development and in translating the biblical languages into the contemporary languages.

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But Anatolios’s interest in the topic is more than historical. If we as Anatollos are to know who we are and what we believe and why, we need such sustained efforts at retrieving this hard-won wisdom. One of the great strengths of Anatolios’s work as a historian of early Christian thought rests in his ability to bring an acute theological sensitivity to the thinkers he studies.


This is a book by a scholar for scholars. Three theologians–two in the East Athanasius of Alexandria and Gregory of Nyssa and one in the West Augustine of Hippo –constructed coherent theologies rooted in the resolution of these fourth-century debates.

Dealing with sources of the Eastern and Western traditions, the book overcomes traditional divisions between history of exegesis, historical theology, and systematic theology. On the far side of Anatolios’s nuanced, detailed account of the development of the Nicene consensus, future systematicians will have to grapple with a rather differently configured patristic inheritance: With its careful and clear explanations, helpful chapter divisions and headings, and detailed footnotes, Retrieving Nicaea is a historical overview, an erudite scholarly study, and a useful work for both students and advanced scholars.

Anatolios reminds us, we are blessed by the fact that these first theologians, these first writers to ‘talk about God’ in what we call trinitarian terms, were also great theologians: It covers more territory than previously with chapters not only on Athanasius but also on the doctrinal background leading up to his work, and then continuing with substantial entries on Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine. In this he presents a model of historical theologyand a provocative one.

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