Christian Origins

Christian Origins

by Lewis Ayres
     
 

Christian Origins is an exploration of the historical course and nature of early Christian theology, which concentrates on setting it within particular traditions or sets of traditions.
In the three sections of the volume, Reading Origen, Reading the Fourth Century and Christian Origins in the Western Traditions, the contributors

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Christian Origins is an exploration of the historical course and nature of early Christian theology, which concentrates on setting it within particular traditions or sets of traditions.
In the three sections of the volume, Reading Origen, Reading the Fourth Century and Christian Origins in the Western Traditions, the contributors reconsider classic themes and texts in the light of the existing traditions of interpretation. They offer critiques of early Christian ideas and texts and they consider the structure and origins of standard modern readings of these ideas and texts. The contributors employ a variety of methodological approaches to analyse the interplay between ancient philosophical traditions and the development of Christian thought and to redefine the parameters between the previously accepted divisions in the traditions of Christian theology and thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415107501
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/02/1998
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of abbreviations
1Introduction: a project in the study of Christian origins1
2Christ or Plato? Origen on revelation and anthropology11
3Allegorical reading and the embodiment of the soul in Origen26
4The fourth century as trinitarian canon47
5The dog that did not bark: doctrine and patriarchal authority in the conflict between Theophilus of Alexandria and John Chrysostom of Constantinople68
6Gregory of Nyssa: the force of identity94
7Constantine, Nicaea and the 'fall' of the Church117
8Denys and Aquinas: antimodern cold and postmodern hot139
9Ascending numbers: Augustine's De musica and the Western tradition185
Index216

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