In Defense of the Faith: The Theology of Patriarch Nikephoros of Constantinople
Product DescriptionIn Defense of the Faith: The Theology of Patriarch Nikephoros of Constantinople - Fr. John Travis
182 pages - Softcover
This monograph is a sensitive and sympathetic, yet not unreflectingly eulogistic presentation of the theological thinking of the Patriarch Nicephorus, champion of the iconophile cause in the early ninth century. The historical aspects of Nicephorus' career are fully discussed in constant dialogue with the classical work of Paul Alexander, and some needed correctives are introduced. The iconoclastic argumentation, when necessary, is accurately and impartially presented. Prof. Travis is to be congratulated on this important contribution to a still inadequately understood, yet pivotal period in the history of Byzantine Christianity.