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By Mark Ellingsen

After virtually a millennium and a part, students are rediscovering the theological roots of Christianity in historic North Africa! yet we nonetheless have some distance to head in bringing those insights to the Church's cognizance. What has been wanted is a cautious yet obtainable research of what the good theologians of the area sooner than and modern with Augustine truly taught concerning the religion, and why what they stated nonetheless issues today.
African Christian moms and Fathers is exactly the booklet we've got wanted, an evidence of the theology of those nice, although on occasion forgotten, early church leaders for students, seminarians, pastors, and laity. Mark Ellingsen, writer of an acclaimed publication at the concept and lifetime of Augustine, takes readers on an insightful journey of the theological panorama of North Africa and its idea from the overdue first in the course of the early 5th centuries, and brings us again to the current enriched with historic yet clean rules for residing the faith.

"Ellingsen's ebook is an available, well-organized, and successfully written remedy of the significance and enduring legacy of historic North African Christianity. via weaving jointly profiles of the $64000 theological contributions of North African thinkers starting from Anthony to Augustine, Elllingsen subtly makes the purpose that Christianity in Africa this present day was once now not easily planted by way of forces of colonialism, yet is as a substitute an 'indigenous religion' of that continent. This booklet may be of serious curiosity to either students and scholars alike, really these attracted to knowing Christianity as a world phenomenon."
--Michael okay. Turner, Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC

"One of the best items of scholarship ever written on principally pre-Augustinian African Christian notion, African Christian moms and Fathers is Mark Ellingsen's most modern notable and strong contribution to autochthonous African Christian spirituality. Taking into its extensive sweep the African remedy of primary doctrinal and soteriological issues, the ebook amply evinces the relevance of the early African church to the trendy church catholic: ubi spiritus, ibi ecclesia."
--Chris Synodinos, Clark collage, Worcester, MA

"The current quantity emphasizes a number of elements of concepts and techniques of early theologians of North Africa within the first centuries of our period and discloses vital points in their paintings. It highlights the starting place and the expansion of Christianity in Africa and constitutes a vital contribution to a extra designated and well-rounded wisdom of the social tradition and church life."
--Hélène Perdicoyianni-Paléologou, Senior study Fellow, division of Classics, college of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa

Mark Ellingsen is Professor of Church background on the Interdenominational Theological middle in Atlanta. the writer of 19 books and countless numbers of released articles, his most crucial books within the box of church background comprise The Richness of Augustine, Sin Bravely, and his universal two-volume textbook, Reclaiming Our Roots.

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