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By Rowan Williams

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ISBN-13: 9780802849694

Arius is greatly thought of to be Rowan Williams's magnum opus. lengthy out of print and not sooner than to be had in paperback, it's been newly revised. This multiplied and up-to-date variation marks an enormous publishing occasion. Arianism has been referred to as the "archetypal Christian heresy" since it denies the divinity of Christ. In his masterly exam of Arianism, Rowan Williams argues that Arius himself used to be truly a devoted theological conservative whose situation was once to shield the loose and private personality of the Christian God. His "heresy" grew out of an try to unite conventional biblical language with radical philosophical principles and methods and used to be, from the beginning, concerned with problems with authority within the church. therefore, the difficulty of the early fourth century was once not just in regards to the doctrine of God but additionally concerning the family among emperors, bishops, and "charismatic" academics within the church's decision-making. during his dialogue, Williams increases the important wider questions of the way heresy is outlined and the way sure forms of traditionalism remodel themselves into heresy. Augmented with a brand new appendix during which Williams interacts with major scholarship due to the fact that 1987, this ebook presents attention-grabbing interpreting for somebody attracted to church background and the improvement of Christian doctrine.

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