Vincent of Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine
Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013
Rev. Thomas G. Guarino, S.T.D. School of Theology
The theology of Vincent of Lerins (fifth century) is often reduced
to a memorable slogan: "We hold that faith which has been believed
everywhere, always, and by everyone."
I argue that this "Vincentian canon" has frequently been taken out
of context. This book introduces Vincent's thought and its reception in
Christian history, exploring Vincent's creative and innovative
understanding of the development of doctrine and showing how it
informed the thought of John Henry Newman. I further contend that
Vincent's theology contributes significantly to theology and ecumenism
in the twenty-first century.