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Creation and contingency in early Patristic thought : the beginning of all things

Author: Joseph Torchia
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book assumes an interdisciplinary character, providing a window into the subtle relationship between faith and reason in early patristic thought and its relevance for forging the doctrine of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Torchia, Joseph, 1953- author.
Creation and contingency in early Patristic thought
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019008539
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Torchia
ISBN: 9781498562812 1498562817
OCLC Number: 1081347654
Description: xxxiv, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In the beginning: scriptural and Platonic perspectives --
A scriptural point of departure --
Plato on cosmological origins --
Middle Platonic responses --
The shape of things to come --
The creation account of Philo Judaeus --
Creation and cosmos in the apostolic fathers --
Forging the doctrine --
The Christian Platonism of Justin Martyr --
The Christian philosophy of Athenagoras of Athens --
Tatian of Syria: the stages of creation --
Theophilus of Antioch: at the threshold --
The Alexandrian School --
Creation as beginning.
Responsibility: Joseph Torchia, O.P.

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