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Asceticism and anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Author: John Behr
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human. By exploring these writings from within their own theological perspectives, Dr. Behr also offers a theological critique of the prevailing approach to the asceticism of Late Antiquity."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Clement, of Alexandria Saint; Irénée, saint évêque de Lyon.; Clément, d'Alexandrie saint; Clement, of Alexandria Saint; Irenaeus, Saint Bishop of Lyon.; Clemens, Alexandrinus; Irenaeus, Lugdunensis; Clemens, Alexandrinus; Irenaeus, Lugdunensis; Irenaeus, Lugdunensis; Klemens, von Alexandria; Irénée, saint); Clément d'Alexandrie; Irénée (saint); Clemens, Alexandrinus.; Irenaeus, Lugdunensis.; Clément <d'Alexandrie, saint, ca 150-ca 215>; Irenaeus <Saint, Bishop of Lyons>; Irénée <saint, évêque de Lyon>
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Behr
ISBN: 0198270003 9780198270003
OCLC Number: 42849656
Description: xi, 261 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Irenaeus of Lyons: From Breath to Spirit. Ch. 1. The Economy of God. I. The Handiwork of God. II. The Temporality of the Economy. III. The Sign of Jonah. IV. The Unfolding of the Economy. V. At the End, the Beginning. Ch. 2. The Human Formation. Ch. 3. Human Growth --
pt. II. Clement of Alexandria: Tiptoeing on the Earth. Ch. 4. Anthropology. Ch. 5. Rebirth and Christian Life. Ch. 6. The Higher Christian Life: gnosis, apatheia, agape.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: John Behr.
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