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Nicaea and its legacy : an approach to fourth-century Trinitarian theology

Author: Lewis Ayres; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Lewis Ayres offers a new account of the relevance of Nicene trinitarianism for modern theology. He emphasizes the spiritual and contemplative life that accompanies thinking about the Trinity.
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Ayres, Lewis.
Nicaea and its legacy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004018128
(OCoLC)56192222
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Ayres; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780191525001 0191525006
OCLC Number: 252580738
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 475 pages)
Contents: 1. Points of departure --
2. Theological trajectories in the early fourth century : I --
3. Theological trajectories in the early fourth century : II --
4. Confusion and controversy : A.D. 325-340 --
5. The creation of 'Arianism' : A.D. 340-350 --
6. Shaping the alternatives : A.D. 350-360 --
7. The beginnings of rapprochement --
8. Basil of Caesarea and the development of pro-Nicene theology --
9. The east from Valens to Theodosius --
10. Victory and the struggle for definition --
11. On the contours of mystery --
12. 'The first and brightest light' --
13. 'Walk towards him shining' --
14. On not three gods : Gregory of Nyssa's trinitarian theology --
15. The grammar of Augustine's trinitarian theology --
16. In spite of Hegel, fire, and sword --
Epilogue : on teaching the fourth century.
Responsibility: Lewis Ayres.
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Offers an account of the most important century in the development of Christian belief after Christ. The author shows how the doctrine of the Trinity was developed, and in particular, argues that a  Read more...

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