|Author:||Ronald J. Sider|
|Title:||The Early Church on Killing: A Comprehensive Sourcebook on War, Abortion, and Capital Punishment|
|Format:||azw rtf lit mobi|
|ePUB size:||1523 kb|
|FB2 size:||1886 kb|
|DJVU size:||1779 kb|
|Publisher:||Baker Academic (July 1, 2012)|
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How early did the ancients know a person was pregnant? Were all abortions in the ancient world late-term? Does that even make a difference. The quotes on abortion were the most interesting, as I appreciated seeing how our forefathers handled this issue; unfortunately, they were also the least discussed, but whenever the issue was mentioned, the ancients' thoughts were often appreciated.
Although conclusion is not altogether new, it has never been so carefully argued, sturdily buttressed, and comprehensively presented. Sider's book turns out to be not only a good source of patristic thought on killing but also a good source of the latest interpretations of those statements. Daniel Eguiluz, Calvin Theological Journal. The greatest area of dispute has been in the whole realm of early Christian participation in wa. .
The book presents readers with translations of material from the first three Christian centuries related to Christian attitudes on killing, arguing that this period is closer to the mindset of Jesus himself than is the post-Constantinian period.
This book provides in English translation all extant data directly relevant to the witness of the early church until Constantine on killing. Primarily, it draws data from early church writings, but other evidence, such as archaeological finds and Roman writings, is included
Here is where Ronald Sider’s book comes into play. Sider’s task was to compile all extant data directly relevant to the witness of the early church on killing (14). And that is what he did. What you find is a book of writings from the early church having to do with killing. Many are very much directly on topic. Others indirectly touch on the subject. What Sider has done is gather these passages into a single volume
Will be of immense value to leaders in any denomination. 320 pages, softcover.
The book contains brief introductions to every Christian writer cited and explanatory notes on many specific texts. The Early Church on Killing will be a helpful text in courses on ethics, theology, and church history. In this volume, noted theologian Ron Sider lets the testimony of the early church speak. Primarily, it draws data from early church writings, but other evidence, such as archaeological finds and Roman writings, is included. The book contains brief introductions to every Christian writer cited and explanatory notes on many specific texts.