Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Innbundet / 2012 / Engelsk

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9780199605965
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2012
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Oxford University Press
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05, UP
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Engelsk
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240
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420 gr
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222 mm
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152 mm
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Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Innbundet / 2012 / Engelsk
Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought. The study examines how activity in Christian thought is connected with the topic of participation: for the lower levels of being to participate in the higher means to receive the divine activity into their own ontological constitution. Torstein Theodor Tollefsen sets a detailed discussion of the work of church fathers Gregory of Nyssa, Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas in the context of earlier trends in Aristotelian and Neoplatonist philosophy. His concern is to highlight how the Church Fathers thought energeia (i.e. activity or energy) is manifested as divine activity in the eternal constitution of the Trinity, the creation of the cosmos, the Incarnation of Christ, and in salvation understood as deification.
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An investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and early Christian thought, activity and participation, through detailed discussion of the writings of Gregory of Nyssa, Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas.
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Introduction ; 1. Activity and Participation in non-Christian Thought ; 2. St Basil and Anomoean Theology ; 3. The Internal Activity of the Godhead ; 4. The External Activity of the Godhead: Cosmology ; 5. The External Activity of the Godhead: Incarnation ; 6. The Road to Salvation ; 7. The Theology of St Gregory Palamas ; 8. Concluding Remarks
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Torstein Theodor Tollefsen's contribution is truly remarkable * Sotiris Mitralexis, Freiburger Zeitschrift fur Philosophie und Theologie *... T. is successful in showing that echoes of Palamas's distinction between the essence and energies of God can be dated to Late Antiquity... T.'s work will be helpful to anyone seeking to comprehend difficult and important philosophical concepts as adapted by Christian theologians. This book is a welcome step in our understanding of how philosophy has contributed to the explication of Christian theology. * Theological Studies *
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ISBN13
9780199605965
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press
Aldersnivå
05, UP
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
240
Vekt
420 gr
Høyde
222 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Tykkelse
21 mm
Se alle