Athanasius (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality)

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Baker Academic, Jul 1, 2011 - Religion - 224 pages
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This volume by a respected theologian offers fresh consideration of the work of famous fourth-century church father Athanasius, giving specific attention to his use of Scripture, his deployment of metaphysical categories, and the intersection between the two. Peter Leithart not only introduces Athanasius and his biblical theology but also puts Athanasius into dialogue with contemporary theologians.

This volume launches the series Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality. Edited by Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering, the series critically recovers patristic exegesis and interpretation for contemporary theology and spirituality. Each volume covers a specific church father and illuminates the exegesis that undergirds the Nicene tradition. The series contributes to the growing area of theological interpretation and will appeal to both evangelical and Catholic readers.
 

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Contents

Types Terms and Paradigms
27
The One God
57
Word and World
89
God for Us
117
God Made Man Man Made God
147
Epilogue Again in the Augustinian Mode
175
Selected Bibliography
195
Index
201
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Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge) is adjunct senior fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, and serves as the president of Trinity House Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of numerous books, including 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament, and a forthcoming commentary on 2 Peter. He is also a contributing editor for Touchstone.

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