African Christian Mothers and Fathers: Why They Matter for by Mark Ellingsen

By Mark Ellingsen

After virtually a millennium and a part, students are rediscovering the theological roots of Christianity in historic North Africa! yet we nonetheless have some distance to move in bringing those insights to the Church's cognizance. What has been wanted is a cautious yet obtainable research of what the nice theologians of the sector ahead of and modern with Augustine truly taught in regards to the religion, and why what they acknowledged nonetheless concerns today.
African Christian moms and Fathers is exactly the publication now we have wanted, an evidence of the theology of those nice, notwithstanding often times forgotten, early church leaders for students, seminarians, pastors, and laity. Mark Ellingsen, writer of an acclaimed publication at the inspiration and lifetime of Augustine, takes readers on an insightful travel of the theological panorama of North Africa and its suggestion from the past due first during the early 5th centuries, and brings us again to the current enriched with old yet clean principles for residing the faith.

"Ellingsen's ebook is an obtainable, well-organized, and successfully written therapy of the significance and enduring legacy of historic North African Christianity. via weaving jointly profiles of the $64000 theological contributions of North African thinkers starting from Anthony to Augustine, Elllingsen subtly makes the purpose that Christianity in Africa this day used to be no longer easily planted through forces of colonialism, yet is as a substitute an 'indigenous religion' of that continent. This e-book may be of significant curiosity to either students and scholars alike, fairly these drawn to realizing Christianity as a world phenomenon."
--Michael ok. Turner, Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC

"One of the best items of scholarship ever written on principally pre-Augustinian African Christian notion, African Christian moms and Fathers is Mark Ellingsen's most recent awesome and sturdy contribution to autochthonous African Christian spirituality. Taking into its huge sweep the African therapy of basic doctrinal and soteriological themes, the booklet amply evinces the relevance of the early African church to the trendy church catholic: ubi spiritus, ibi ecclesia."
--Chris Synodinos, Clark college, Worcester, MA

"The current quantity emphasizes numerous points of options and strategies of early theologians of North Africa within the first centuries of our period and discloses very important aspects in their paintings. It highlights the starting place and the expansion of Christianity in Africa and constitutes an important contribution to a extra certain and well-rounded wisdom of the social tradition and church life."
--Hélène Perdicoyianni-Paléologou, Senior study Fellow, division of Classics, collage of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa

Mark Ellingsen is Professor of Church background on the Interdenominational Theological heart in Atlanta. the writer of 19 books and enormous quantities of released articles, his most crucial books within the box of church historical past contain The Richness of Augustine, Sin Bravely, and his typical two-volume textbook, Reclaiming Our Roots.

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