The second book in our Faculty Book Giveaway is Cyprian of Carthage: His Life and Impact by our own Brian Arnold. It is a weighty, yet very accessible, biography of an understudied figure from church history. See below for a description of the book and a chance to win it. You can also find video of Dr. Arnold on why Cyprian matters today from our Night with the Professors.
Cyprian of Carthage’s 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.
"Immensely rewarding and full of exquisite detail, this book is a winner in every respect. More, please."
—Derek Thomas, Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
"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."
—Megan DeVore, Associate Professor of Church History and Early Christian Studies, Colorado Christian University, Colorado
Dr. Arnold joined the Phoenix Seminary faculty in 2015 and teaches courses in Systematic Theology and Church History. You can learn more about him at his faculty page.