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Concluding Remarks

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An attempt is made to show how Maximus' philosophy communicates with modern challenges. His conception of a Christocentric cosmology with its internal principles, are applied to two issues, viz. the ... More


Conclusion

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

The conclusion briefly reviews the book's central claims: that Palladius was an influential personality among Origenist ascetics at the turn of the fifth century; that the Dialogue is best understood ... More


Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

John Behr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human. By exploring their theological perspectives through their writings, the author also offers a ... More


Imagery

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Introduces the various images and metaphors of Maximian theology. These are metaphors that describe the reality of simultaneous union and distinction, and of oneness and multiplicity. The following ... More


Christology and Coptic Art: Images of the Incarnation on Egyptian Bodies and Monuments

Stephen J. Davis

in Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199258628
eISBN:
9780191718052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Human bodies were contested commodities in the ancient church, Early Christian writers frequently wrangled over the ethical implications of dress and bodily adornment, and sought to regiment various ... More


Creation in the Image of God

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on Gregory of Nyssa's account of humans' creation and why it attracted the attention of feminists. Gregory of Nyssa claims that human nature as a whole was created in the image ... More


Partakers of the Divine Nature

Daniel A. Keating

in The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267132
eISBN:
9780191602092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267138.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Aims to investigate what Cyril means by the phrase, ‘partakers of the divine nature’ (2 Pet. 1:4), in the hope that this will provide us with a key for unlocking his understanding of the extent and ... More


Defining the Faith

Andrew Louth

in St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252381
eISBN:
9780191600654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252386.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An exposition of the doctrines of the Christian Faith as John sets them forth in his On the Orthodox Faith, and his polemical writings against Monophysites, Monothelites, and Nestorians. Doctrines ... More


Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity

John Behr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199214624
eISBN:
9780191761720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214624.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book provides a full, contextual study of St Irenaeus of Lyons, the first great theologian of the Christian tradition. It sets Irenaeus both within his own context of the second century — a ... More


The Foundations of the Monastic Life: A Presentation of the Practice of Stillness

Robert E. Sinkewicz

in Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259939
eISBN:
9780191698651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an English translation of the ascetic corpus writing of Evagrius of Pontus about the foundations of the monastic life and the practice of stillness. This piece is devoted to a ... More


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