Human perfection in Byzantine theology : attaining the fullness of Christ (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Human perfection in Byzantine theology : attaining the fullness of Christ

Author: Alexis Torrance
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Changing paradigms in historical and systematic theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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To what kind of existence does Christ call us? Christian theology has from its inception posited a powerful vision of humanity's ultimate and eternal fulfilment through the person and work of Jesus Christ. How precisely to understand and approach the human perfection to which the Christian is summoned is a question that has vexed the minds of many and diverse theologians. Orthodox Christian theology is notable for  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Torrance, Alexis, 1985-
Human perfection in Byzantine theology.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1199890564
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Torrance
ISBN: 9780198845294 0198845294
OCLC Number: 1202920491
Description: xi, 239 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Human perfection in Orthodox theological anthropology: retrieving the Christological imperative --
Perpetual progress or eternal rest? Contemplating the eschaton in St Maximus the Confessor --
Perfection before our eyes: St Theodore the Studite on the humanity of Christ --
I am called by two names, human and divine: dogma and deification in St Symeon the New Theologian --
The energy of deification and the person of Jesus Christ in St Gregory Palamas.
Series Title: Changing paradigms in historical and systematic theology.
Responsibility: Alexis Torrance.

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This work studies the approach to the question of human perfection in a number of seminal Byzantine theological figures (from 7th-14th centuries), in conversation with modern Orthodox Christian  Read more...

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