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Louth, Andrew

Works: 99 works in 445 publications in 7 languages and 11,865 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Bibliography  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: BR160.E5, 270.1
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Most widely held works by Andrew Louth
The origins of the Christian mystical tradition from Plato to Denys by Andrew Louth( Book )

60 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. Andrew Louth aims to redress the balance. Recognizing that the intellectual form of this tradition was decisively influenced by Platonic ideas of the soul's relationship to God, Louth begins with an examination of Plato and Platonism. The discussion of the Fathers which follows shows how the mystical tradition is at the heart of their thought and how the dogmatic tradition both molds and is the reflection of mystical insights and concerns. This new edition of a classic study of the diverse influences upon Christian spirituality includes a new Epilogue which brings the text completely up to date
The Cambridge history of early Christian literature( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c. 100-c. 400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The work of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians
Genesis 1-11 by Thomas C Oden( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers - including much that is available only in the ancient languages - have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand-selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating and introducing it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church." "The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is a postcritical revival of the early commentary tradition known as the glossa ordinaria, a text artfully elaborated with ancient and authoritative reflections and insights. An uncommon companion for theological interpretation, spiritual reading, and wholesome teaching and preaching."--Jacket
The history of the church from Christ to Constantine by Eusebius( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Could I do better than start from the beginning of the dispensation of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus the Christ of God?" Bishop Eusebius (c. AD 260-339), a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, broke new ground in writing the History and provided a model for all later ecclesiastical historians. In tracing the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century and ending with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, his aim was to show the purity and continuity of the doctrinal tradition of Christianity and its struggle against persecutors and heretics, and he supported his account by extensive quotations from original sources. This edition of G.A. Williamsonrsquo;s clear, fluid translation is accompanied by an introduction by Andrew Louth discussing the life and works of Eusebius, together with notes, bibliography, map of the world of Eusebius and brief biographies of the figures who appear in the work
Discerning the mystery : an essay on the nature of theology by Andrew Louth( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the presuppositions of the claims of the Enlightenment, and then shows how the traditional ways of theology can be seen to retain their validity
Early Christian writings : the Apostolic Fathers by Maxwell Staniforth( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings in this volume shed a glimmer of light, in an otherwise dark period, on the emerging traditions and organizations of the infant Church. They are a selection from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, so-called because several of the authors were most likely disciples of the Apostles themselves. Like much of the New Testament, their writings take the form of letters, and for the most part deal with practical problems of the life of the early Church, as it struggled in the face of persecution to establish itself in the Roman world. They give us a picture of Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism
Maximus the Confessor by Andrew Louth( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the reader to the times and upheavals during which Maximus lived. It makes available a selection of Maximus' theological treaties, many of them translated for the first time
St. John Damascene : tradition and originality in Byzantine theology by Andrew Louth( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an overall account of the life and work of St John Damascene, a one-time senior civil servant in the Umayyad Arab Empire who became a monk near Jerusalem in the early years of the eighth century
Denys, the Areopagite by Andrew Louth( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Louth examines all the traditions on which Denys' work draws: the Fourth Century Greek theologians, pagan philosophy and Syrian Christian thought. The corpus of Denys the Areopagite appeared in the sixth century and have since been deeply influential on Christian thinking both in East and West. Who their author was remains a mystery but in this book Professor Louth documents and comments on his compelling vision of the beauty of God's world and his revelation, together with his profound awareness of the ultimate mystery of the unknowable God who utterly transcends all being
Trinity and incarnation : the faith of the early church by Basil Studer( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh examination of the history of early Christian doctrine, by one of the worldGÇÖs leading authorities, which sets its development in the political and cultural context of the Roman Empire
Greek East and Latin West : the church, AD 681-1071 by Andrew Louth( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wilderness of God by Andrew Louth( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Basque and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three treatises on the divine images by John( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Eastern Orthodox theology by Andrew Louth( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an estimated 250 million adherents, the Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian body in the world. This absorbing account of the essential elements of Eastern Orthodox thought deals with the Trinity, Christ, sin, humanity and creation as well as praying, icons, the sacraments and liturgy
Byzantine orthodoxies : papers from the thirty-sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Durham, 23-25 March 2002 by Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abba : the tradition of Orthodoxy in the West : festschrift for Bishop Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Orthodox thinkers : from the Philokalia to the present day by Andrew Louth( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Louth, one of the most respected authorities on Orthodoxy, introduces us to twenty key thinkers from the last two centuries. He begins with the Philokalia, the influential Orthodox collection published in 1782 which marked so many subsequent writers. The colorful characters, poets and thinkers who populate this book range from Romania, Serbia, Greece, England, France and also include exiles from Communist Russia. Louth offers historical and biographical sketches that help us understand the thought and impact of these men and women. Only some of them belong to the ranks of professional theologians. Many were neither priests nor bishops, but influential laymen. The book concludes with an illuminating chapter on Metropolitan Kallistos and the theological vision of the Philokalia. Read more: --Publisher
On the absence and unknowability of God : Heidegger and the Areopagite by Chrēstos Giannaras( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, one of the earliest by Christos Yannaras, was first published in 1967 and has become a contemporary classic. Yannaras begins by outlining Heidegger's analysis of the fate of western metaphysics, which ends, he argues, in a nihilistic atheism. Yannaras's response is largely to accept Heidegger's analysis, but to argue that, although it applies to the western tradition of what Heidegger calls 'onto theology' (which regards God as a 'being', even if the highest), it does not take account of the Orthodox tradition of apophatic theology, of which Dionysius the Areopagite is a pre-eminent example." "A God 'beyond being' escapes the criticism of Heidegger, and provides an alternative to Heidegger's ninilistic conclusion."--Jacket
On the life of Christ : kontakia by Romanus( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations of the heart : the Psalms in early Christian thought and practice : essays in honour of Andrew Louth( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Psalms are one of the most important biblical texts in Patristic exegesis, commentary, preaching, liturgical practice and theological reflection. Their language and imagery is all-pervasive; they were not only interpreted by the fathers but a good deal of Patristic exegetical practice actually evolved from engagement with them; they directly informed Christological and Ecclesiological reflection; were central to early monasticism; inspired early Christian poetry and provided material for liturgical chant, prayers, hymns and penitential or doxological expression. This volume of essays on the Psalms in Early Christian Thought and Practice is offered with profound gratitude, admiration and respect by colleagues and friends of Professor Andrew Louth FBA, to honour his long and immensely distinguished career as priest, teacher and prolific author in almost every aspect of Greek and Latin Patristics
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The Cambridge history of early Christian literature
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라우스, 앤드루

ラウス, A

The Cambridge history of early Christian literatureGenesis 1-11The history of the church from Christ to ConstantineDiscerning the mystery : an essay on the nature of theologyEarly Christian writings : the Apostolic FathersMaximus the ConfessorSt. John Damascene : tradition and originality in Byzantine theologyDenys, the Areopagite