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Visions of Christ : the Anthropomorphite controversy of 399 CE

Author: Paul A Patterson
Publisher: Tübingen, Germany : Mohr Siebeck, 2012.
Series: Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum, 68.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hauptbeschreibung In the late fourth century, tales began to circulate of 'anthropomorphites' dwelling in the Egyptian desert-uneducated monks who crudely believed God to have a body. This characterization was accepted until the nineteenth-century discovery of "The Life of Apa Aphou of Pemdje". Although clearly defending the 'anthropomorphites, ' this text does not promote any sort of anthropomorphism. Further  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Patterson
ISBN: 9783161521362 3161521366 9783161521362
OCLC Number: 815470755
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 179 pages).
Contents: Cover; Preface; Table of Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; A. Problem and Thesis; B. Review of Relevant Literature; 1. Traditional Account of the Controversy; 2. Revision of the Traditional Account; a) Drioton and The Life of Apa Aphou of Pemdje; b) Guillaumont; c) Florovsky; d) Gould; e) Clark; f) Critique of the Revision; 3. Rethinking of the Controversy; a) Stewart; b) Stroumsa; c) Golitzin; C. Contribution of This Study; D. Methodology; E. Summary; Chapter 2: Witnesses to the Anthropomorphite Controversy; A. Introduction; B. Theophilus of Alexandria; 1. Theophilus' Writings. 2. Evidence of Origenism3. Theological Middle Ground; C. Jerome; D. John Cassian; 1. Cassian and Evagrius; 2. 'Pure' Prayer; 3. Images of Christ in Prayer; 4. Genesis 1:26 and the Image of God; E. The Life of Apa Aphou of Pemdje; F. Conclusion; Chapter 3: Witnesses to Later Anthropomorphism; A. Introduction; B. Cyril of Alexandria; 1. Answers to Tiberius and His Companions; 2. Doctrinal Questions and Answers; 3. Letter to Calosirius; C. Augustine of Hippo; 1. Contra epistulam fundamenti Manichaeorum; 2. De Trinitate; 3. Letters 147 and 148; 4. De haeresibus; D. Conclusion. Chapter 4: Nag HammadiA. Introduction; B. Nag Hammadi and the Anthropomorphites; C. Christ the Primordial Anthropos; 1. The Gospel of Thomas; 2. Eugnostos the Blessed; 3. The Sophia of Jesus Christ; 4. On the Origin of the World (The Writing Without Title); 5. The Apocryphon of John; 6. The Teachings of Silvanus; 7. The Life of Aphou Revisited; D. Conclusion; Chapter 5: Philo of Alexandria; A. Introduction; B. The Middle Platonic Context; C. Two Visions of the Logos; 1. The Logos as an Aspect of God; 2. The Logos as a Person; 3. Anthropomorphizing of the Logos. D. The Logos and the Double Creation of HumanityE. Philo and Fourth-Century Egyptian Christology; F. Conclusion; Chapter 6: Conclusion; Bibliography; Texts and Translations; Secondary Literature; Index of Sources; Hebrew Bible; Apocrypha; New Testament; Ancient Authors; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum, 68.
Responsibility: Paul A. Patterson.

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Hauptbeschreibung In the late fourth century, tales began to circulate of 'anthropomorphites' dwelling in the Egyptian desert-uneducated monks who crudely believed God to have a body. This characterization was accepted until the nineteenth-century discovery of "The Life of Apa Aphou of Pemdje". Although clearly defending the 'anthropomorphites, ' this text does not promote any sort of anthropomorphism. Further analysis led many scholars to conclude that what the anthropomorphites were actually defending was the legitimacy of forming images of the Incarnate Christ in prayer. However, this view f.

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