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    R. P. C. Hanson
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I worked through this text in a doctoral seminar on the Arian Crisis

I far as I know (which in some cases isn't much) this is the exception rather than the rule. I worked through this text in a doctoral seminar on the Arian Crisis. It is without doubt a must read to grasp the intricacies involved in the early patristic struggle of identifying the triune God. Hanson was too harsh on Athanasius, in my opinion. However, the book is an essential guide and will be consulted again and again.

The result is a diverse collection of GOD: THE ARIAN CONTROVERSY 318-381

The result is a diverse collection of GOD: THE ARIAN CONTROVERSY 318-381. By articles that employ such literary approaches as intertextu- R. P. C. Hanson. By sequent studies of the period.

How can Christians speak of their God? Heck, who or what IS the Christian God? .

How can Christians speak of their God? Heck, who or what IS the Christian God? These questions exploded in the 4th century. So, if you have the interest, time, and background to tackle it, here is the the place to g. .

Professor Hanson sees the problem of the reconciliation of two concepts which were both part of the very fabric of Christianity - monotheism and the worship of Jesus Christ as.The Rationale of Arianism. 99. Events Leading to Nicaea. 129. The Council of Nicaea. 152. Semantic Confusion.

Professor Hanson sees the problem of the reconciliation of two concepts which were both part of the very fabric of Christianity - monotheism and the worship of Jesus Christ as divine. 181. Eustathius and Marcellus.

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Arians don't understand that many Trinitarians openly teach the subordination of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to the Father

Arians don't understand that many Trinitarians openly teach the subordination of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to the Father. Biblical Trinitarians teach that the Divine, eternally pre-existent Jesus, is subordinate to the Father. They misrepresent Grant by failing to note that he clearly states Jesus is divine. A characteristic exegetical ploy of the Arians was to invoke texts in the interests of what might be called 'reductionism', that is to say they would try to reduce the value of the titles given (or thought to be given) to Christ in the Bible by showing that they were also applied in the Bible to quite ordinary people or things.

1981: Reasonable Belief: A Survey of the Christian Faith (jointly with his brother Anthony Tyrrell Hanson) Oxford: Oxford University Press .

1981: Reasonable Belief: A Survey of the Christian Faith (jointly with his brother Anthony Tyrrell Hanson) Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-213235-0. v. t. e. Anglican Bishops of Clogher.

As a resource book, this study of Arianism could not be bettered.

This work examines the extant primary sources of the Christian doctrine of God from the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea to the Second Ecumenical Council at Constantinople. As a resource book, this study of Arianism could not be bettered. It is thorough and comprehensive, a lasting work of scholarship and as such a fitting memorial to its author.

African Controversy: The Inheritance of the Donatist Schism in Vandal Africa. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 65, Issue. The Arian Controversy, 318–381. Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark, 1988. Pp. xxii + 932. £3. 5. Recommend this journal. 03, p. 504. CrossRef. Google Scholar Citations. View all Google Scholar citations for this article. Scottish Journal of Theology.

Hanson, R. (Richard Patrick Crosland), 1916-1988. Arianism Church history Primitive and early church, ca 30-600 Theology, Doctrinal History Early church, ca 30-600 God (Christianity) History of doctrines Early church, ca 30-600. Publication, Distribution, et. Edinburgh. Clark, (c)1988. Physical Description: xxi, 931 p. ;, 24 cm. Bibliography, etc. Note: Bibliography: p. 878-900. General Note: Includes indexes. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

First published in 1988, "The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God" is still considered by many scholars to be the finest work on the Arian Controversy. Examining scholarly works on the Controversy and many original texts, Professor Hanson, provides a clear understanding of how the traditional and historic doctrine of God as the Holy Trinity reached its most mature and enduring form. The author is not primarily concerned to defend the orthodox position itself, but rather to discover and examine the formation of that orthodoxy. The history of the events - the Councils, the interventions of the Emperor, the rivalries of sees, the behaviour of bishops, the varying fortunes of the different schools of thought and their leaders - is interwoven with the progression of thought and doctrine during the sixty years of the Controversy. Professor Hanson sees the problem of the reconciliation of two concepts which were both part of the very fabric of Christianity - monotheism and the worship of Jesus Christ as divine.

Lailace
RPC Hanson has left no stone unturned, no theologian uncovered, no comment unmade in this huge, magnificent work on Nicaea and its aftermath. Perhaps not as sympathetic to Athanasius of Alexandria as I would have liked. Hanson's work here is truly monumental in intention and in scope.
Gholbimand
I had this book recommended to me about 1.5 years ago as an introduction to the Arian Controversy. I bought it and tried to read it, but there was just too much information. He goes into great detail about each aspect of the debate, including theological background, examination of primary sources, history of interpretation, questions of authorship and dating, and details on all the major and many of the minor players. I got bogged down and frustrated. A year and a half later, having read Barnes's books and examined some of the primary documents, as well as getting a better idea of the course of the controversy, I now find the book very useful for reference, and can read through a chapter without feeling like I'm drowning.
I would not encourage you to refrain from buying this book, but I would encourage those new to the Arian controversy to try and find something shorter and more manageable for an introduction. Get your bearings on the major councils, bishops, theological camps, and writings of the controversy. If you're not sure where Athanasius was bishop, you definitely don't want to read this book yet. If you're not sure what the Council of Serdica was you still might want to hold off. If you know who Constantius was and what theological position he favored, you probably have the background needed to wade through this rather lengthy book. I found that once I knew the general chronology of Athanasius' life fairly well, it served as a good hook to hang all this information on - and it is a lot of information.
Rare
This volume by Hanson is a great reference work on the 4th century controversies. It covers all major people, theologies, and councils in depth along with a wealth of foot notes and references. If your researching anything between 318-381 you will be well served here.
The reason for "only" four stars is the book is in regards to some people/events outdated as it was written around 1987/88. I far as I know (which in some cases isn't much) this is the exception rather than the rule.
MarF
Best tool for Serious Christology Student!
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Jorius
The late Mr. Hanson has written a masterpiece of clear, concise theological history that covers all the important aspects of the great Trinitarian Debates of the 4th century. He avoids getting bogged down in the "how-many-angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin" debates so characteristic of many patristic history tomes (though in their defence these kinds of debates were typical of patristic discourse.) He offers detailed descriptions of the political maneuvering involved in the post-Nicea and pre-Constantinople regional councils (e.g., Sardica) which typically get shortchanged in generic theological histories. His analysis may not be universally accepted but his logic and deductive abilities must be admired. It is a hefty chunk of change but be patient on the internet for a good price and then buy it!
Nejind
I worked through this text in a doctoral seminar on the Arian Crisis. It is without doubt a must read to grasp the intricacies involved in the early patristic struggle of identifying the triune God. Hanson was too harsh on Athanasius, in my opinion. However, the book is an essential guide and will be consulted again and again. Solid scholarship if sometimes a little lop-sided!
Hanson's book reads like a mystery - a long one. The Author has organized well and he writes clearly, including his translations of both Latin and Greek. An interesting story that keeps the reader held to the task and the conclusion.