Augustine's early theology of image : a study in the by Gerald P. Boersma

By Gerald P. Boersma

This ebook examines Augustine's early theology of the imago dei, sooner than his ordination (386-391). The publication makes the case that Augustine's early proposal is an important departure from Latin pro-Nicene theologies of photo just a new release prior. The booklet argues that even though Augustine's early theology of photograph builds on that of Hilary of Poitiers, Marius Victorinus, and Ambrose of Milan, Augustine was once capable to Read more...

summary: This publication examines Augustine's early theology of the imago dei, ahead of his ordination (386-391). The ebook makes the case that Augustine's early inspiration is an important departure from Latin pro-Nicene theologies of photograph just a iteration past. The e-book argues that even if Augustine's early theology of photo builds on that of Hilary of Poitiers, Marius Victorinus, and Ambrose of Milan, Augustine was once in a position to verify, in ways in which his predecessors weren't, that either Christ and the human individual are identical to God. Augustine's Latin pro-Nicene predecessors understood the imago dei largely as a Christological time period designating a team spirit of divine substance. based on the ebook, Augustine's early theology of snapshot has its preliminary departure no longer within the controversy of Nicaea yet, really, within the philosophical engagement of Plotinian metaphysics, during which all finite truth is a picture of final fact. For this custom, a picture don't need to suggest equality; a picture might be kind of like its resource. The publication keeps that Augustine's early writings describe Christ as a picture of equivalent likeness whereas the human individual is a picture of unequal likeness. A Platonic and participatory review of the character of "image" allows Augustine's early theology of just like God to maneuver past that of his Latin predecessors and verify the imago dei either one of Christ and of the human individual

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Augustine's early theology of image : a study in the development of pro-nicene theology

This e-book examines Augustine's early theology of the imago dei, sooner than his ordination (386-391). The booklet makes the case that Augustine's early idea is an important departure from Latin pro-Nicene theologies of picture just a iteration past. The ebook argues that even if Augustine's early theology of photo builds on that of Hilary of Poitiers, Marius Victorinus, and Ambrose of Milan, Augustine used to be capable of verify, in ways in which his predecessors weren't, that either Christ and the human individual are similar to God.

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N. D. Kelly, Early Christian Doctrines (New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1978), 115–126. 2. “Monarchians” may have been the self-styled term used by the movement begun by Noetus and continuing until Sabellius. In addition to this self-referential description, later Greek writers would refer to them as Sabellians, after the writer who gave the most articulate philosophical defense to their teachings. Latin Fathers would describe them as patripassians because their doctrine results in the Father’s suffering as Son in the passion.

He would have given it, were he the Father; for he was being seen and had been touched. When Christ himself is seen and touched by the 30 augus t ine’s e a r ly t heol o gy of im age Novatian is keen to underscore both the distinction between the image of God and the invisible God and the union between the image and its source. Novatian’s De Trinitate seems at points to demonstrate a sustained subordinationist theology of the image of God predicated on the key distinction between the visible Son and the invisible Father.

50. Trin. 26. (CCSL 62 130). ”51 Like the Incarnation, the appearances of Christ in the theophanies of the Old Testament are a dispensation only and not a change of the Son’s divine nature, nor an indication of his ontological inferiority to the Father. Hilary’s development of the logos-sarx theology of the anti-Monarchians,­ particularly Tertullian, allows him to advance beyond the subordinationism of Novatian’s thought. In Book Nine of De Trinitate, Hilary adopts Philippians 2 as a prism through which to read those scriptural passages that seem to suggest the inferiority of the Son.

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