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Published by Bristol Press in Bedminster, Bristol .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 373,
  • Body, Human -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-117).

StatementAlvyn Pettersen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR65.A446 P48 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 117 p. ;
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1606131M
ISBN 101853991503
LC Control Number91143546

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bodily form. He has not assumed a body as proper to His own nature, far from it, for as the Word He is without body. He has been manifested in a human body for this reason only, out of the love and goodness of His Father, for the salvation of us men. We will begin, then, with the creation of the world and with God its Maker, for the first fact thatFile Size: KB. The body of the Word, then, being a real human body, in spite of its having been uniquely formed from a virgin, was of itself mortal and, like other bodies, liable to death. But the indwelling of the Word loosed it from this natural liability, so that corruption could not touch it. Thus it happened that two opposite marvels took place at once.   Broader thesis: “My position is that Athanasius’s theological vision is Irenaean” (Anatolios 4; loc. ). The distance and (convergence) between God and man: “The theme of the immediate presence of God to creation implies an anthropology that conceives human being in terms of receptivity to this presence of God (23; loc. )/5. Patricia Daniels has written extensively on science and health. Among her publications are Human Body, Childhood Medical Guide, Medical Advisor, Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide, and the National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space. Trisha Gura is a molecular biologist and former journalist for the Chicago Tribune. She earned a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT and s: 1.

The body of the Word, then, being a real human body, in spite of its having been uniquely formed from a virgin, was of itself mortal and, like other bodies, liable to death. But the indwelling of the Word loosed it from this natural liability, so that corruption could not touch it. To Athanasius this was no splitting of theological hairs. Salvation was at issue: only one who was fully human could atone for human sin; only one who was fully divine could have the power to save us. About The Body. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST • FINANCIAL TIMES • THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS • BOOKPAGE • Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner’s manual . Background of Athanasius's doctrine Athanasius could use this concept because it was part of his cultural background. The Greek moralists and ancient mysteries taught that a person may be deified by contemplating the eternal and eliminating the sensuous (Harnack , ).

Athanasius’s Easter Letter of contains the first known list of the books of the New Testament that corresponds exactly to the modern listing of the New Testament canon. Along with the Old Testament, Athanasius declared such books to be the “fountains of salvation, that they who thirst may be satisfied with the living words they contain. Part 1: Athanasius’ theological movements in On the Incarnation. Because soteriology is the driving force of the book, Athanasius started by building the theological framework for human salvation. On the Incarnation first painted a picture of the human need for salvation in the created nature of humanity and the nature of the fall. 11 contents of volume 4 preface prolegomena. chapter 1. literature chapter 2. life of athanasius and account of arianism chapter 3. writings and character of athanasius chapter 4. theology of athanasius chapter 5. chronological discussions and tables prefects and duces of egypt a. select works of athanasius*. us gentes libri duo a. against the heathen (contra gentes).   Athanasius rescued the Christian Church from accepting Gnosticism, a widespread belief that material things are evil and spiritual things are good. On the Incarnation showed that the human body, which Christ took on, was not evil. This became orthodox teaching in the Church.