British patristic scholarship in the twentieth century

Maurice Wiles

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263051
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734090 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

British patristic scholarship in the twentieth century

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This chapter discusses British patristic scholarship during the twentieth century. After the Reformation, patristic study was considered an important aspect of British theological scholarship. During this period the Church of England played a dominant role in the life of the universities, while the patristics played an important role in that church's definition. The chapter is restricted mostly to British patristic scholarship and references the work of other scholars. It concludes that British patristic study today has to be seen as one contributory stream, situated within a single international community of patristic scholars.

Keywords: British patristic scholarship; Reformation; patristic study; British theological scholarship; Church of England; British patristic study; patristics; patristic scholars

Chapter.  8151 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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