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Description - Heretics for Armchair Theologians by Justo L. Gonzalez

In this unique Armchair volume, noted church historians Justo and Catherine Gonzalez introduce readers to important early church figures whose teachings were denounced by the church as heresies. Instructional for what they taught and for revealing what the church wished to safeguard and uphold, these "heretics," including Marcion, Arius, Nestorius, and Pelagius, are engagingly presented in their contexts through a clear and accessible text that is highlighted by the humorous illustrations of Ron Hill. Heretics for Armchair Theologians is an enjoyable way to learn about the church's early life and beliefs.Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780664232054
ISBN-10: 0664232051
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Justo L. Gonzalez

Justo L. Gonzalez is a noted and prolific historian of Christian thought and the author of many books, including Essential Theological Terms, and The Apostles' Creed for Today. He is also editor of The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians, published by WJK. Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez is Professor Emerita of Church History at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

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