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By George Kalantzis

during the on hand patristic writings "Caesar and the Lamb" specializes in the attitudes of the earliest Christians on conflict and armed forces carrier. Kalantzis not just offers the reader with many new translations of pre-Constantinian texts, he additionally tells the tale of the fight of the earliest Church, the groups of Christ on the margins of energy and society, to endure witness to the countries that enveloped them as they reworked the dominant narratives of citizenship, loyalty, freedom, energy, and control.

Although Kalantzis examines writings on struggle and army carrier within the first 3 centuries of the Christian Church in an prepared demeanour, the methods earliest Christians considered themselves and the nation will not be awarded right here during the lens of antiquarian interest. With theological sensitivity and historic acumen this significant other leads the reader into the area during which Christianity arose and asks questions of the previous that aid us comprehend the early personality of the Christian religion with the wish that such an company also will aid us assessment its expression in our personal time.

“Kalantzis’s abilities as a historian shine during this extraordinary, illuminating heritage. yet his narration is far greater than a very good old survey; it's also a profound engagement with the theological and moral purposes on why this background issues. Historians, theologians, ethicists, and an individual attracted to studying the witness of the early church are in his debt for such cautious paintings. Any destiny dialogue at the early church’s reaction to battle, and the Constantinian shift that happened, needs to now go through "Caesar and the Lamb", or be neglected as incomplete.”
—D. Stephen lengthy, Professor of Systematic Theology, Marquette University

“'Caesar and the Lamb' is a superb number of pertinent voices from the early church on struggle and army carrier that may be of curiosity to laity, scholars, and students. however it can be even more than this. Kalantzis brings new perception to those texts together with his marvelous creation, putting the dialog in its right context of identities, worldviews, and methods of existence. the result's a suite with outstanding and clean relevance today.”
—Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Professor of Theology and Ethics, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

“Caesar and the Lamb bargains a invaluable deepening of our figuring out, not just of early Christian teachings and practices regarding violence, but additionally the social-cultural-religious practices of the Roman Empire and the Roman army. This ebook comprises either a beneficial selection of the first Christian texts and a considerable interpretive dialogue. an important addition to a turning out to be Christian library of assets in this serious issue.”
—David P. Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University

“In this cautious presentation of the proof for early Christian attitudes and practices surrounding warfare and armed forces carrier, George Kalantzis questions the notions that objections to army provider have been narrowly spiritual in a contemporary feel, or that nonviolence used to be the minority opinion of the church’s highbrow elite. . . . Kalantzis makes no claims in regards to the relevance of the traditional Christian figuring out for contemporary believers, however the problem to the modern church might be obvious.”
—L. Edward Phillips, affiliate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, Emory University

George Kalantzis is affiliate Professor of Theology at Wheaton collage the place he additionally directs The Wheaton middle for Early Christian reports. He focuses on fourth- and fifth-century ancient theology, and has written largely on Theodore of Mopsuestia, Cyril, and the Nestorian controversy. His has lately co-edited "The Sovereignty of God Debate" (Cascade 2009), "Life within the Spirit: religious Formation in Theological viewpoint" (2010), and "Evangelicals and the Early Church: restoration, Reform, Renewal" (Cascade 2011).

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