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The Resource Against Marcellus ; : and, On ecclesiastical theology, Eusebius of Caesarea ; translated with introduction and notes by Kelley McCarthy Spoerl, Markus Vinzent

Against Marcellus ; : and, On ecclesiastical theology, Eusebius of Caesarea ; translated with introduction and notes by Kelley McCarthy Spoerl, Markus Vinzent

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Against Marcellus ; : and, On ecclesiastical theology
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Against Marcellus ;
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and, On ecclesiastical theology
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Eusebius of Caesarea ; translated with introduction and notes by Kelley McCarthy Spoerl, Markus Vinzent
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
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"This is the first English translation of the last two theological works of Eusebius of Caesarea, Against Marcellus and On Ecclesiastical Theology. The first text was composed after the deposition of Marcellus of Ancyra in 336 to justify the action of the council fathers in ordering the deposition on the grounds of heresy, contending that Marcellus was "Sabellian" (or modalist) on the Trinity and a follower of Paul of Samosata (hence adoptionist) in Christology. Relying heavily upon extensive quotations from a treatise Marcellus wrote against Asterius the Sophist, this text provides important information about ecclesiastical politics in the period before and just after the Council of Nicea, and endeavors to demonstrate Marcellus's erroneous interpretation of several key biblical passages that had been under discussion since before the council. In doing so, Eusebius criticizes Marcellus's inadequate account of the distinction between the persons of the Trinity, eschatology, and the Church's teaching about the divine and human identities of Christ. On Ecclesiastical Theology, composed circa 338/339 just before Eusebius's death, and perhaps in response to the amnesty for deposed bishops enacted by Constantius after the death of Constantine in 337 and the possibility of Marcellus's return to his see, continues to lay out the criticisms initially put forward in Against Marcellus, again utilizing quotations from Marcellus's book against Asterius. However, we see in this text a much more systematic explanation of Eusebius's objections to the various elements of Marcellus's theology and what he sees as the proper orthodox articulation of those elements. Long overlooked for statements at odds with later orthodoxy, even written off as heretical because allegedly "semi-Arian," recent scholarship has demonstrated the tremendous influence these texts had on the Greek theological tradition in the fourth century, especially on the orthodox understanding of the Trinity. In addition to their influence, they are some of the few complete texts that we have from Greek theologians in the period immediately following the Council of Nicea in 325, thus filling a gap in the materials available for research and teaching in this critical phase of theological development"--Book jacket
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approximately 260-approximately 340
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Eusebius
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281.4
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index present
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Texts in English, translated from the original Greek; critical introduction in English
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  • BR65.E76
  • BR60.F3
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  • A33 2017
  • E872 2017
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non fiction
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  • approximately 260-approximately 340
  • approximately 260-approximately 340
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  • Spoerl, Kelley McCarthy
  • Vinzent, Markus
  • Eusebius
  • Eusebius
Series statement
The fathers of the church: a new translation
Series volume
volume 135
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  • Marcellus
  • Jesus Christ
  • Trinity
  • Arianism
  • Apologetics
  • Eusebius
  • Eusebius
  • Eusebius
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Against Marcellus ; : and, On ecclesiastical theology, Eusebius of Caesarea ; translated with introduction and notes by Kelley McCarthy Spoerl, Markus Vinzent
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Includes bibliographical references (pages xiii-xxi) and indexes
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Contents
Introduction. Justification for the translation ; The genesis of Eusebius of Caesarea's anti-Marcellan works ; Theological analysis ; The influence of Eusebius's anti-Marcellan works ; Overview of the major contributions of Eusebius's anti-Marcellan works to fourth-century theology ; Some notes about the translation -- Against Marcellus -- On ecclesiastical theology
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ocn989967842
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22 cm.
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xxi, 368 pages
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9780813229911
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)989967842
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Against Marcellus ; : and, On ecclesiastical theology, Eusebius of Caesarea ; translated with introduction and notes by Kelley McCarthy Spoerl, Markus Vinzent
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xiii-xxi) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Justification for the translation ; The genesis of Eusebius of Caesarea's anti-Marcellan works ; Theological analysis ; The influence of Eusebius's anti-Marcellan works ; Overview of the major contributions of Eusebius's anti-Marcellan works to fourth-century theology ; Some notes about the translation -- Against Marcellus -- On ecclesiastical theology
Control code
ocn989967842
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 368 pages
Isbn
9780813229911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989967842

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