David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
OUP Oxford (2012)
Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought. The study examines how activity in Christian thought is connected with the topic of participation: for the lower levels of being to participate in the higher means to receive the divine activity into their own ontological constitution. Torstein Theodor Tollefsen sets a detailed discussion of the work of church fathers Gregory of Nyssa, Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas in the context of earlier trends in Aristotelian and Neoplatonist philosophy. His concern is to highlight how the Church Fathers thought energeia (i.e. activity or energy) is manifested as divine activity in the eternal constitution of the Trinity, the creation of the cosmos, the Incarnation of Christ, and in salvation understood as deification.
|Keywords||Christianity History of doctrines Providence and government of God History of doctrines|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Buy the book||$95.95 new (24% off) $95.95 used (24% off) $95.98 direct from Amazon (24% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BT103.T65 2012|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Harry Austryn Wolfson (1956). The Philosophy of the Church Fathers. Cambridge, Harvard University Press.
Robert McQueen Grant (1966). The Early Christian Doctrine of God. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia.
Corneliu C. Simut (2010). Traditionalism and Radicalism in the History of Christian Thought. Palgrave Macmillan.
David Bradshaw (2004). Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom. Cambridge University Press.
Everett Ferguson (ed.) (1903/1993). Christian Life: Ethics, Morality, and Discipline in the Early Church. Garland.
L. G. Patterson, Andrew Brian McGowan, Brian Daley & Timothy J. Gaden (eds.) (2009). God in Early Christian Thought: Essays in Memory of Lloyd G. Patterson. Brill.
Christopher Hughes (1989). On a Complex Theory of a Simple God: An Investigation in Aquinas' Philosophical Theology. Cornell University Press.
John Platt (1982). Reformed Thought and Scholasticism: The Arguments for the Existence of God in Dutch Theology, 1575-1650. E.J. Brill.
Claude Tresmontant (1963). The Origins of Christian Philosophy. New York, Hawthorn Books.
Christopher Stead (1994). Philosophy in Christian Antiquity. Cambridge University Press.
M. J. Edwards (2013). Image, Word, and God in the Early Christian Centuries. Ashgate Pub. Ltd..
Added to index2012-04-15
Total downloads2 ( #255,077 of 1,018,179 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #65,321 of 1,018,179 )
How can I increase my downloads?