The Armchair Series
Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.
In this unique Armchair volume, noted church historians Justo and Catherine Gonzlez introduce readers to important early church figures whose teachings were denounced by the church as heresies. Instructional for what they taught and for revealing what the church wished to safeguard and uphold, these heretics, including Marcion, Arius, Nestorius, and Pelagius, are engagingly presented in their contexts through a clear and accessible text that is highlighted by the humorous illustrations of Ron Hill. Heretics for Armchair Theologians is an enjoyable way to learn about the churchs early life and beliefs.
Justo L. González is a noted and prolific historian of Christian thought and is the author of numerous books, including Essential Theological Terms and The Apostles' Creed for Today. He is also the editor of The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians.
Catherine Gunsalus González is Professor Emerita from Columbia Theological Seminary, where she taught church history for many years. Among her writings is Revelation in the Westminster Bible Companion series, cowritten with Justo L. González.