The Philosophy of the Church Fathers, Vol. I, by Harry A. Wolfson
The most remarkable quality of this magisterial work is its purity. Here is a book which analyzes the philosophy: structure which the pioneer fashioners of Christian theology severally erected as a scaffolding for their sometimes discrepant beliefs, and it deals, in the course of its analysis, with such prickly themes as the Trinity and the Incarnation, and such prickly thinkers as St. Paul and Tertullian, to mention only a sample. Men have been so passionately attached to some of the propositions discussed in this work that they have been willing to die for them; and there were others ready enough to kill those who disagreed with these propositions. Our author maintains a neutral objectivity, and it is clear that the objectivity is effortless, for it never occurred to him to write otherwise.
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