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Christian Origins : Theology, Rhetoric and Community - Dr. Lewis Ayres

Christian Origins

Theology, Rhetoric and Community

By: Dr. Lewis Ayres (Editor), Gareth Jones (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd April 1998
ISBN: 9780415107501
Number Of Pages: 232

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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.

List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: A Project in the Study of Christian Origins
Reading Origen
Christ or Plato? Origen on Revelation and Anthropology
Allegorical Reading and the Embodiment of the Soul in Origen
Reading the Fourth Century
The Fourth Century as Trinitarian Canon
The Dog that Did not Bark: Doctrine and Patriarchal Authority in the Conflict between Theophilus of Alexandria and John Chrysostom of Constantinople Susanna Elm Gregory of Nyssa: The Force of Identity
Constantine, Nicaea and the 'Fall' of the Church
Christian Origins and the Western Tradition Denys and Aquinas: Antimodern Cold and Postmodern Hot
Ascending Numbers: Augustine's De musica and the Western Tradition
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ISBN: 9780415107501
ISBN-10: 0415107504
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 2nd April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1