Of God and Man Paperback

Theology as Anthropology from Irenaeus to Athanasius

by M C Steenberg;


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Of God and Man

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Building upon current scholarship, this volume re-asseses approaches to early patristic studies through a sustained investigation of anthropology and theology as a single project in the fathers.Scholarship in early Christianity has long focused on themes of theological doctrine on the one hand, and anthropology on the other. Doctrinal study has generally concentrated on the rise of Trinitarian language and Christological questions, while anthropological studies explore early perceptions of human nature, sin and redemption. This has produced standard chronologies of doctrine, dividing early Christian history into distinct, if interrelated periods of history in the development of these views.Building on current scholarship, this volume re-assesses such an approach to early patristic study through a sustained investigation of anthropology and theology as a single project in the fathers. Taking Irenaeus of Lyons, Tertullian of Carthage, Cyril of Jerusalem and Athanasius of Alexandria as chief examples of the period, it explores how concentration on the human provides the context and lens through which doctrinal questions are articulated.Assessing theology as anthropology - as the approach to doctrines of God through understandings of the human - creative insight is gleaned into refined developments of trinitiarian thought far earlier than Nicaea, and advanced reflections on the divinity of the Holy Spirit long before Constantinople. The nature of humanity as 'in the image of God' takes on a fresh potency when it is approached not only as a window on the human, but the means by which the human reveals the nature of God.

Of God and Man by M C Steenberg was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in January 2009 and is our 59143rd best seller. The ISBN for Of God and Man is 9780567033703.

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Page last updated 23rd November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (January 2009)
Weight363g
Number of Pages240
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567033703
ISBN-100567033708
Product Code1235280
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