The Church of Smyrna: History and Theology of a Primitive Christian Community by Mauricio SaavedraThe Church of Smyrna: History and Theology of a Primitive Christian Community by Mauricio Saavedra

The Church of Smyrna: History and Theology of a Primitive Christian Community

byMauricio Saavedra

Hardcover | March 29, 2015

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This book deals with the theology of the Church of Smyrna from its foundation up to the Council of Nicaea in 325. The author provides a critical historical evaluation of the documentary sources and certain aspects particularly deserving of discussion. He makes a meticulous study of the history of the city, its gods and institutions, the set-up of the Jewish and Christian communities and the response of the latter to the imperial cult. Finally, he undertakes a detailed analysis both of the reception of the Hebrew Scriptures and the apostolic traditions, as well as examining the gradual historical process of the shaping of orthodoxy and the identity of the community in the light of the organisation of its ecclesial ministries, its sacramental life and the cult of its martyrs.
Mauricio Saavedra Monroy is an Augustinian priest. He holds a doctoral degree in Theology and Patristic Studies. He teaches Patristics in the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum of Rome and Saint Augustine Cervantina University of Bogota.
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Title:The Church of Smyrna: History and Theology of a Primitive Christian CommunityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.4 × 6.08 × 1.21 inPublished:March 29, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631662351

ISBN - 13:9783631662359

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Contents: Smyrna – Apostolic Traditions – Reception – Orthodoxy – Cult of Martyrs – Polycarp – Noetus – Asia Minor.