The authors have written a detailed study of how theology “was done”
in the fourth and fifth centuries. They describe the socio-cultural scene of
the Christian community in the Constantinian and Theodosian eras (known as the
age of “the Church of the Empire” or the “Imperial Church”)
and define the conditions in which pastors and thinkers sought to help the faithful
understand their religion. They present the intellectual labors through which
the writers of the post-Nicene Church, using the scientific tools available,
set out to actualize the Word of God as found in the sacred writings.
Hardbound. 630 pp.