Table of Contents

Preface
The Background and Sources for This Book
The Methodology of This Book
Acknowledgements

1. The State of Christology Before the Mid-Third Century
The Age of the Apostolic Fathers and Apologists

          IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH

          JUSTIN MARTYR

          THEOPHILUS OF ANTIOCH 
The Age of the Theologians

          IRENAEUS OF LYONS

         TERTULLIAN

         HIPPOLYTUS

2. Novatian: His Life and Historical Context
The Church in Rome
Novatian the Priest and Theologian
Novatian the Schismatic
Novatianists After Novatian

3. Novatian: Master of Doctrine
The Problem of Christian Monotheism
Novatian’s Interpretation of Philippians 2:6–11
Kenosis and the Life of the Divine Word
The Relationship of the Father and Son: Dynamic Subordination
Novatian’s Trinity Anticipates Nicaea and Constantinople
Novatian’s Christology Anticipates Ephesus and Chalcedon

4. Novatian’s Ongoing Legacy
Western Theologians Who Show Evidence of Influence from Novatian
Eastern Theologians Who Show Evidence of Influence from Novatian
Between Two Thieves
Conclusion
Appendix: Outline of Doctrinal Terms
Other Works by the Author
Bibliography
Subject Index

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