Religion Booknotes

The Spirit of Early Christian Thought:

Seeking the Face of God

Robert L. Wilken

Yale University Press, $29.95, 368 pp.

In the introductory pages of this fine book, Robert L. Wilken tells us that it is time to bid farewell to Adolf Von Harnack’s once influential thesis that Christianity, to its detriment, slowly became Hellenized by...

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About the Author

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.