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eBook Formation And Struggles: The Church Ad 33-450: the Birth of the Church Ad 33-200 (The Church in History) ePub

by Veselin Kesich

  • ISBN: 0881413194
  • Category: Christian Denominations and Sects
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Veselin Kesich
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Pr (November 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 204
  • ePub book: 1859 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 651

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I teach Church History in an Orthodox seminary. Throughout the book he goes out of his way to diminish or deny any traditional view of the early Church, always giving sympathetic time to modern, skeptical theories

I teach Church History in an Orthodox seminary. One of the struggles in this enterprise is to find a serviceable text on the earliest years of the Church. That there is a dearth of material that is anywhere close to sympathy with Orthodox historiography is a truism. Chadwick has been used often. Even Latourette, despite his antagonism toward the Eastern Church. Throughout the book he goes out of his way to diminish or deny any traditional view of the early Church, always giving sympathetic time to modern, skeptical theories. This is especially disappointing to me, as I felt that a strong Orthodox contribution to a study of the earliest formation of the Church was sorely needed.

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Book in the The Church in History Series). Imperial Unity And Christian Divisions: The Church from 450-680 .

book by Veselin Kesich. Book in the The Church in History Series). Church in History, Vol 2).

the Birth of the Church Ad 33-200 (The Church in History). Published November 15, 2007 by St Vladimirs Seminary Pr. Written in English.

THE CHURCH IN HISTORY SERIES of St Vladimir’s Seminary Press balances the approaches of the abundance of church histories written from a Western Christian point of view

THE CHURCH IN HISTORY SERIES of St Vladimir’s Seminary Press balances the approaches of the abundance of church histories written from a Western Christian point of view. Series authors–in the unique position of being Orthodox scholars conversant with Western scholarship–have taken on the task of analyzing complicated primary sources and thoroughly critiquing modern scholarly literature to guide readers through the maze of centuries of church formation and life.

This study of the formation of the church begins with the earliest Christian community in. .Subject: Church history Primitive and early church, ca.

This study of the formation of the church begins with the earliest Christian community in Jerusalem, led by Jesus’ disciples, and ends with the expansion of Christianity into various regions of the Roman Empire. 30-600.

Apostolic era (33-100). Kesich, Rev. Dr. Veselin. Formation and Struggles: The Birth of the Church AD 33-200. The Church in History Vol. I: Part I. Crestwood, . c. 0-33 The Holy Spirit descends on the day of Pentecost, filling the followers of Jesus Christ with power from on high. 34 Apostle Peter founds See of Antioch. 35 The name Christian first used in Antioch. St. Vladimirs Seminary Press, 2007.

Formation and Struggles: The Birth of the Church AD 33–200 (Crestwood, SVS Press, 2007). Conflict and Diversity in the Earliest Christian Community, 30-35 AD" in P. A. Chamberas, e. Agape and Diakonia: Essays in Memory of Bishop Gerasimos (Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Theological Press, 1998) 63-72.

According to the Catholic tradition, the history of the Catholic Church begins with Jesus Christ and his teachings (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30) and the Catholic Church is a continuation of the early Christian community established by the Disciples of Jesus

According to the Catholic tradition, the history of the Catholic Church begins with Jesus Christ and his teachings (c. AD 30) and the Catholic Church is a continuation of the early Christian community established by the Disciples of Jesus

This study of the formation of the Church begins with the earliest Christian community in Jerusalem, led by Jesus' disciples, and ends with the expansion of Christianity into various regions of the Roman Empire. Tracing the growing pains of the Church from its birth through its separation from Judaism to its struggle against Gnostic and pagan influences, the author demonstrates how early Christians deepened their loyalty to the apostolic tradition by wrestling with internal and external challenges. The author appeals to the general reader as well as the scholar by answering perennially popular questions: Did Jesus marry? Who was responsible for the crucifixion? What is the relationship between philosophy and theology? and How were the Scriptures compiled? The volume concludes with teachings of the church father Irenaeus of Lyons, who presents an image of a Church shaped by ministry, canon, creed, and openness to the world-- a Church that, by method and model, offers a solid base for growth in the following centuries.

Comments

Kanrad Kanrad
I teach Church History in an Orthodox seminary. One of the struggles in this enterprise is to find a serviceable text on the earliest years of the Church. That there is a dearth of material that is anywhere close to sympathy with Orthodox historiography is a truism. Chadwick has been used often. Even Latourette, despite his antagonism toward the Eastern Church. There are some pedantic introductory Orthodox surveys that might be of some interest to parochial study groups. I find Kesich's work very helpful, especially in a seminary context where his material can be framed within a clear narrative of the Church's story in its infancy.

In reference to the above negative review, the author succeeds in answering some of the widespread academic attempts to denounce the truthfulness of the biblical witness. That he answers it in a scholarly manner may be mistaken -- because of the lack of pedantry -- as collusion.

My only difficulty with this particular book is that lacks, occasionally, the sequentiality of a good history.

It goes without saying that St. Vladimir Press needs to get the second part of volume one published as soon as possible.
Dandr Dandr
Easily the worst book in an otherwise great series. It reads like it was written by five different people and never edited.
Lianeni Lianeni
thanks
Ahieones Ahieones
This is a great addition to a Patrology Library. It discusses the challenges faced by the early Church Fathers, the various heresies of the time, and the struggles facing Christians.
Fhois Fhois
Poorly edited. The history is there; however, the writing is cumbersome and difficult to follow.
Rare Rare
I have enjoyed the "Church in History" series from St. Vladimir's Seminary Press since it was first started by Fr. John Meyendorff with Volume II: "Imperial Unity" back in the early 90's. I have read Vols II, III, and IV and enjoyed them all immensely. That makes my disappointment with this entry in the serious all the more painful.

Simply put, I am as disappointed in Kesich's contribution as I was pleased with the other volumes. To put it bluntly, I see nothing "Orthodox" about this volume. He simply parrots the prevailing (mostly liberal Protestant) theories about how the Church was formed, and seems to tolerate even the most egregious ideas about the first Christian community (for example, he only faintly criticizes the radical Jesus Seminar, while spending over a page and a half discussing their now-discredited ideas). Throughout the book he goes out of his way to diminish or deny any traditional view of the early Church, always giving sympathetic time to modern, skeptical theories.

This is especially disappointing to me, as I felt that a strong Orthodox contribution to a study of the earliest formation of the Church was sorely needed. I am sad to see such a poor contribution to what has otherwise been a great series of books. I'd advise people to avoid it; I wish I could get a refund for my own purchase. Hopefully Mr. Kesich will not be writing Volume I, Part 2.
Nilasida Nilasida
A great volume on the beginnings of the church. Informative, easy-to-read for a layman like myself, and with a wealth of information.
If you are interested in the early church, this book is a must to read.