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作者 Blowers, Paul M., 1955-
書名 Drama of the divine economy : creator and creation in early Christian theology and piety / Paul M. Blowers
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012
國際標準書號 9780199660414
0199660417
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 文哲所  242.1 B655    在架上    30580003056442
版本 1st ed
說明 xv, 424 p. ; 25 cm
系列 Oxford early Christian studies
Oxford early Christian studies
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-403) and indexes
1. Introduction -- 2. Legacies of Greco-Roman cosmological wisdom -- 3. Legacies of Hellenistic-Jewish cosmological wisdom -- 4. The shaping of normative discourse about creator and creation in pre-Nicene Christianity -- 5. Creation in the mirror of scripture I: patristic approaches to the Genesis creation story -- 6. Toward a Christian theology of the beginning (and end) of the world -- 7. Creation in the mirror of scripture II: patristic approaches to the biblical witnesses beyond Genesis -- 8. Christ the creator and the creator spirit: the cosmic drama of the incarnation and the remaking of creation -- 9. Performing faith in the creator: the drama of the divine economy as the framework of devotional and ritual practices in the early church -- Epilogue: Drama of the divine economy
The theology of creation interconnected with virtually every aspect of early Christian thought, from Trinitarian doctrine to salvation to ethics. Paul M. Blowers provides an advanced introduction to the multiplex relation between Creator and creation as an object both of theological construction and religious devotion in the early church. While revisiting the polemical dimension of Christian responses to Greco-Roman philosophical cosmology and heterodox Gnostic and Marcionite traditions on the origin, constitution, and destiny of the cosmos, Blowers focuses more substantially on the positive role of patristic theological interpretation of Genesis and other biblical creation texts in eliciting Christian perspectives on the multifaceted relation between Creator and creation. Greek, Syriac, and Latin patristic commentators, Blowers argues, were ultimately motivated less by purely cosmological concerns than by the urge to depict creation as the enduring creative and redemptive strategy of the Trinity. The 'drama of the divine economy', which Blowers discerns in patristic theology and piety, unfolded how the Creator invested the 'end' of the world already in its beginning, and thereupon worked through the concrete actions of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to realize a new creation
主題 Creation -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Piety -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Economy of God
Fathers of the church
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