I received a copy of James L. Papandrea’s book, The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age (InterVarsity Press, 2016). I had read and reviewed the book prior to publication so this is my “thank you” copy from the publisher.
Papandrea is an associate professor of church history at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. He has written other books on the Church Fathers and Trinitarian theology.
The second century (AD or CE, if you prefer) was a crucial period for what would become the Christian Church. A great deal is thought out, worked out, argued out about key issues like: What books do we read as Scripture? How do we relate to the Jews and other religions? How do we live out our distinctive calling? Who was Jesus . . . really?
It is this last question which occupies Papandrea’s attention for 127 pages. Was the…
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