Academic Scholarship

Vincent of Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013

Photo Needed 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.


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