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By Christopher Stead

The reviews during this moment assortment by means of Professor Stead, consisting of 3 items hitherto unpublished, examine intimately the philosophical foundation and legitimacy of vital statements of early Christian doctrine, targeting the writings of Arius, Athanasius and Augustine. Arius is proven as a theologian of advantage, instead of the monster portrayed by way of traditional historians, with Athanasius' polemical assaults on him rising as ill-founded - even though Athanasius' personal optimistic instructing is deservedly well-known. Augustine appears to be like as not just a masterly theologian, yet an enterprising thinker, albeit one able to blunders. His cosmology, usually missed, types the topic of 1 of the unpublished reviews.

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