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The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 1

The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600)

In this five-volume opus—now available in its entirety in paperback—Pelikan traces the development of Christian doctrine from the first century to the twentieth.

"Pelikan’s The Christian Tradition [is] a series for which they must have coined words like ’magisterial’."—Martin Marty, Commonweal

Table of Contents

Primary Sources
Some Definitions
1. Praeparatio Evangelica
The True Israel
The Christian Dispute with Classical Thought
The Triumph of Theology
The Expectation of the Nations
2. Outside the Mainstream
The Separation of Law and Gospel
Systems of Cosmic Redemption
The New Prophecy
Criteria of Apostolic Continuity
3. The Faith of the Church Catholic
The Apocalyptic Vision and Its Transformation
The Supernatural Order
The Meaning of Salvation
The Church and the Means of Grace
4. The Mystery of the Trinity
Christ as Divine
Christ as Creature
Christ as Homoousios
The Three and the One
5. The Person of the God-Man
Presupposition of Christological Doctrine
Alternative Theologies of the Incarnation
The Dogma of the Two Natures in Christ
The Continuing Debate
6. Nature and Grace
The State of Christian Anthropology
The Paradox of Grace
Grace and Perfection
Natural Endowment and Superadded Gift
7. The Orthodox Consensus
Ubique, Semper, Ab Smnibus
Catholic Orthodoxy in the East
Orthodox Catholicism in the West
Selected Secondary Works
Index: Biblical
Index: General


National Book Foundation: National Book Awards

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