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The Resource Living wisely with the church fathers, Christopher A. Hall

Living wisely with the church fathers, Christopher A. Hall

Label
Living wisely with the church fathers
Title
Living wisely with the church fathers
Statement of responsibility
Christopher A. Hall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first centuries of Christianity are like a far country. But despite their foreignness, they hold a treasury of wisdom for living. Early Christians struggled and flourished in a culture that was in love with empire and military power, infatuated with sex and entertainment, tolerant of all gods but hostile to the One. And from this crucible of discipleship they extracted lessons of virtue, faithfulness, and joy in Christ. Christopher Hall takes us to this distant time, where he interviews Christian leaders around the ancient Mediterranean world, inquiring how to live a good life as a Christ follower. The menu of topics wends its way through wealth and poverty, war and violence, marriage and sexuality, theater and the arena, as well as the harsh realities of persecution and martyrdom. Gathering around Basil or Chrysostom or Augustine, we are instructed anew in the way of discipleship. And as they grapple with issues surprisingly resonant with our own, this cloud of ancient witnesses both surprises and challenges us in the life of faith
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619731
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Christopher A.
Dewey number
270.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BR195.C5
LC item number
H35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Church history
  • Christian life
  • Christianity and culture
  • Church and the world
  • Fathers of the church
  • Christian life
  • Christianity and culture
  • Church and the world
  • Church history
  • Fathers of the church
Label
Living wisely with the church fathers, Christopher A. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
"They looked like flaming angels": martyrdom -- "A solid drop of gold": wealth and poverty -- "The misery of these evils": war and military service -- "The closest of relationships": sex and the dynamics of desire -- "One hope, one desire, one way of life": life as male and female, and the goodness and beauty of marriage -- "From the cradle to the grave": life and death -- "Let the races begin!": entertainment -- Learning to live a good life with God: the well-ordered heart
Control code
ocn967188436
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780830851881
Lccn
2017047472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967188436
Label
Living wisely with the church fathers, Christopher A. Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
"They looked like flaming angels": martyrdom -- "A solid drop of gold": wealth and poverty -- "The misery of these evils": war and military service -- "The closest of relationships": sex and the dynamics of desire -- "One hope, one desire, one way of life": life as male and female, and the goodness and beauty of marriage -- "From the cradle to the grave": life and death -- "Let the races begin!": entertainment -- Learning to live a good life with God: the well-ordered heart
Control code
ocn967188436
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780830851881
Lccn
2017047472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967188436

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