Christology and cosmology: models of divine activity in by J. Rebecca Lyman

By J. Rebecca Lyman

This ebook deals a clean interpretation of the relation among Greek notion and historic Christian theology via an research of 3 foundational and arguable thinkers: Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea, and Athanasius. As an city instructor, civic apologist, and ascetic bishop, all of the 3 theologians provided a particular Christian reaction to the non secular and ecclesiastical problems with the 3rd and fourth centuries. each one cosmology and Christology accordingly unearths specific matters approximately person and social identification and salvation within the constructing Christian group.

Show description

Read or Download Christology and cosmology: models of divine activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius PDF

Similar developmental psychology books

Child Development and Education: A Piagetian Perspective

A suite of essays masking a huge diversity of themes, together with day care, the roots of homosexuality, generational clash, and kid's recommendations of existence and loss of life. "Richly suggestive. " --Contemporary Psychology

Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

A up to date ballot printed that one in 4 americans think in either creationism and evolution, whereas one other forty-one% think that creationism is correct and evolution is fake. A minority (only 13%) think in simple terms in evolution. Given the common resistance to the concept that people and different animals have developed and given the eye to the continuing debate of what can be taught in public faculties, matters with regards to the instructing and studying of evolution are really well timed.

Distance Relationships: Intimacy and Emotions Amongst Academics and Their Partners in Dual-Locations

Drawing on interviews with united kingdom in distance relationships, this ebook seeks to provide an explanation for, overview and increase sociological debates approximately intimate lifestyles. It presents a wealthy and human viewpoint on how our bodies, feelings and connections to others are key in holding intimate relationships.

Extra info for Christology and cosmology: models of divine activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

Example text

His theological conclusions stimulated passionate apologetic or repudiation; he was too right to be wrong, or too attractively wrong to be ignored. Controversial in his lifetime, Origen and his work have passed through centuries of scholarly revision and ecclesiastical judgement. At present he is no longer reducible to Middle Platonic, Stoic, or Gnostic elements; and even his ecclesiastical loyalty, if nuanced, is secure. 2 The importance of the Logos paradigm in Origen's Christology can hardly be overstressed.

31 As a philosopher and a Christian, he defended cosmologically the individual journeys and meanderings of all people towards God guided by the individual care and instruction of the incarnate Logos. (p. 47 ) Origen as Theologian Divine nature and will As a teacher and a theologian, Origen wished, for intellectual and religious satisfaction, to describe the saving God revealed in Jesus and in Scripture. 32 As seen in On First Principles and also, less formally, throughout his commentaries and homilies, Origen's discussion of divine nature and will was not merely a speculative exercise, but a religious necessity to guard against the besetting spiritual distractions of the third century: fatalism, despair, superstition, and idolatry.

As noted above, like contemporary Jewish and Christian (p. 56 ) theologians, he taught that God as Creator may transform matter and material existence as he chooses. 68 Thus, as Creator, God may change a body into anything he wishes; divine will may sustain it beyond corruption. To a Platonist such as Galen or Celsus, the Christian claim that God may raise corruptible bodies was absurd; and Origen, as a theologian, took issue with Christians who relied on simple appeals to divine will alone to solve the religious paradoxes of creation and resurrection.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 37 votes