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Basil of Caesarea
His Life and Impact
Early Christian writer, Church Father
He fought a growing heresy, Arianism
Champion of the underprivileged
All of the makings of an important story that Evangelicals need to hear... Dr. Jones has done... Evangelicals a great favor in writing this lucid account.
Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Introduces us not just to the subtlety and real acuity of Basil's thought but to a man of great warmth and affection... challenges us as well as instructs us.
Michael Ovey, (1958-2017) Principal, Oak Hill Theological College, London
Abounding with pastoral wisdom and with the discussion of theological themes important to any era... an insightful study in human nature and how men of God respond to the shifting sands of the theological and ecclesiastical landscape.... a critical but sympathetic assessment of a remarkable pilgrim on life's journey.
Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
I am thankful for Marvin Jones and this new work.
Jason G. Duesing, Editor, The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Provost and Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
Encounter(s) Basil as a lover of the Triune God and His church.
Steven A. McKinion, Assistant Professor of Theology and Patristic Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Basil of Caesarea (329-379 AD) was a Greek Bishop in what is now Turkey. A thoughtful theologian, he was instrumental in the formation of the Nicene Creed. He fought a growing heresy, Arianism, that had found converts, including those in high positions of state. In the face of such a threat he showed courage, wisdom and complete confidence in God that we would do well to emulate today.
About Early Church Fathers: this series relates the magnificent impact that these fathers of the early church made for our world today. They encountered challenges similar to ones that we face in our postmodern world, and they met them with extraordinary values that will encourage and inspire us today.
Dr. Marvin Jones is the Assistant Professor of Church History and Theology, Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana, and the Chairman of the Christian Studies Department.
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Jones through this work traces the theologians and theological issues leading up to Basil's day, providing a rich background for the settings which framed his thought. The work is richly researched and documented. Sidebars are provided to define key theological terms or movements. Basil of Caesarea provides an excellent introduction to the thought of Basil the Great. Highly recommended for theologians and pastor theologians.
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