NEW DECEMBER 2017
Available in the US FEBRUARY 2018
Trade | 160 Pages | PB
978-1-52710-099-2 • £7.99 $11.99
BIC – HRC/BIO/GEN
BISAC – BIO018000
Cyprian of Carthage is one of many forgotten early church fathers. And yet his story is one of incredible perseverance for the sake of the gospel. Living through a time of terrible persecution towards Christians, Cyprian wrestled with questions surrounding the church and contributed greatly to the writings on its importance as the bride of Christ. He dealt first-hand with the effects which persecution has on church bodies and offered many insights which are becoming increasingly relevant in the West today.
Brian J. Arnold joined the Phoenix Seminary faculty in 2015 and teaches courses in Systematic Theology and Church History. Before this, Brian pastored for several years in western Kentucky. He is also the author of Justification in the Second Century.
Immensely rewarding and full of exquisite detail, this book is a winner in every respect. More, please.
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
Arnold purposes neither to re-make Cyprian in his own image nor to discard the Carthaginian bishop on the ash heap of history. Arnold rather insists that Cyprian can serve as a stimulating conversation partner within the contemporary context.
Professor of Biblical Studies, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa
A fascinating, stimulating and easy to read book on a theologian who loved church. It is a book about a great man that should change and challenge and bring joy every time you meet with and think about your church.
Pastor, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Swansea, Wales
Brian Arnold guides us to a compelling voice from the past at a time when we desperately need wisdom for the present. This is a valuable book for those seeking a formative conversation with the Church Fathers. We would do well to listen.
Associate Professor of Church History and Early Christian Studies, Colorado Christian University, Colorado