Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine

Thomas G. Guarino

Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine
Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine

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The theology of Vincent of Lérins is often reduced to a memorable slogan: "We hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, and by everyone." Thomas Guarino argues that this "Vincentian canon" has frequently been taken out of context. This book introduces Vincent's thought and its reception in Christian history, exploring Vincent's creative and innovative understanding of the development of doctrine and showing how it informed the thought of John Henry Newman. Guarino contends that Vincent's theology contributes significantly to theology and ecumenism in the twenty-first century. The volume is the second in a series on the church fathers edited by Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering.

  • Contents
  • Introduction: The Life and Works of Vincent of Lérins
  • 1. Key Theological Themes in the Commonitorium
  • 2. The Theological Reception of Vincent of Lérins: John Henry Newman
  • 3. The Enduring Ecumenical Importance of Vincent of Lérins
  • Index


Pages: 192
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2013
ISBN-10: 0801049091
ISBN-13: 9780801049095

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