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Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church


Extracted from Arthur Penrhyn Stanley’s Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church, this set of lectures examines two of the most famous participants of the Council of Nicea, the Emperor Constantine and Saint Athanasius. Together these two figures largely define the Council of Nicea, and their portraits are vividly portrayed here by an eminent church historian.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-181-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 166
Publication Date: Apr 7,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 62
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-181-2
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Extracted from Arthur Penrhyn Stanley’s Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church, this booklet follows up with his exploration of the Council of Nicea. Two of the most famous participants of the Council, the Emperor Constantine and Saint Athanasius, are given special consideration in these two brief lectures. Constantine’s historical place, physical appearance, and character as the first Christian emperor are explored. Stanley notes his role in the founding of the established church, as well as his devotional life. After the baptism and death of the emperor, Stanley turns his attention to Athanasius, representative of the church in Egypt. His childhood, his appearance, and his run-up to consecration as bishop are all surveyed. Stanley shows special interest in the saint’s contests with the emperor as well as his theological prowess. Together these two figures largely define the Council of Nicea, and their portraits are vividly portrayed here by an eminent church historian.

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815-1881) was educated at Oxford and became a clergyman in the Church of England. He was a tutor then Regius Professor at Oxford and went on to become the Dean of Westminster. He wrote several books during his career.

Extracted from Arthur Penrhyn Stanley’s Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church, this booklet follows up with his exploration of the Council of Nicea. Two of the most famous participants of the Council, the Emperor Constantine and Saint Athanasius, are given special consideration in these two brief lectures. Constantine’s historical place, physical appearance, and character as the first Christian emperor are explored. Stanley notes his role in the founding of the established church, as well as his devotional life. After the baptism and death of the emperor, Stanley turns his attention to Athanasius, representative of the church in Egypt. His childhood, his appearance, and his run-up to consecration as bishop are all surveyed. Stanley shows special interest in the saint’s contests with the emperor as well as his theological prowess. Together these two figures largely define the Council of Nicea, and their portraits are vividly portrayed here by an eminent church historian.

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815-1881) was educated at Oxford and became a clergyman in the Church of England. He was a tutor then Regius Professor at Oxford and went on to become the Dean of Westminster. He wrote several books during his career.

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