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The fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Author: Peter Widdicombe
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Oxford theological monographs.
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The fatherhood of God has has a central, if increasingly controversial place in Christian thinking about God. Looking at the genesis of Athanasius' understanding of divine fatherhood against the background of the Alexandrian tradition, Dr. Widdicombe demonstrates how the concept of the fatherhood of God came to occupy such a prominent place in Christian theology.
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Widdicombe, Peter.
Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624818963
Named Person: Origen.; Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Origène.; Athanase, saint patriarche d'Alexandrie; Origène; Athanase, (saint ;; Origenes.; Athanasius (Alexandrinus); Athanasius, Alexandrinus; Origenes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Widdicombe
ISBN: 0198267517 9780198267515
OCLC Number: 27430420
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford.
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I: Origen: Father, Son, and salvation --
The doctrine of God --
The revelation of the Son and the names of God --
Eternal Father and eternal Son --
The knowledge of God as Father and adoption as sons --
Origen: conclusion --
Part II: The Fatherhood of God in the Alexandrian tradition to 325 --
After Origen --
Before Nicaea --
Part III: Athanasius: Father, Son, and salvation --
Background: Philosophy; doctrine of scripture --
God as Father --
Father and Son --
Adoption, salvation, and the life of unity --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford theological monographs.
Responsibility: Peter Widdicombe.
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