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The Philosophy of the Church Fathers

Volume 1: Faith, Trinity, Incarnation, Third Revised Edition

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$115.50 • £92.95 • €104.00

ISBN 9780674665514

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

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668 pages

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  • I. Faith and Reason
    • 1. “The Wisdom of God” and “The Wisdom of the World”
    • 2. The Allegorical Method
      • A. Background of Paul’s Allegorical Interpretation
      • B. The Allegorical Interpretation in the Church Fathers
    • 3. Scriptural Presuppositions
    • 4. Handmaiden of Scripture
    • 5. Single Faith Theories
      • A. Tertullian
      • B. Origen
    • 6. Double Faith Theory
      • A. The Aristotelian “Faith” and Stoic “Assent”
      • B. Clement of Alexandria
      • C. Augustine
  • II. The Trinity, Logos, and the Platonic Ideas
    • 7. Origin of the Trinitarian Formula
    • 8. The Holy Spirit as the Preexistent Christ
    • 9. The Holy Spirit as the Begetter of Jesus
    • 10. The Logos as the Preexistent Christ
    • 11. The Identification of the Logos and the Holy Spirit
    • 12. The Differentiation of the Logos and the Holy Spirit
      • A. The Twofold Stage Theory of the Logos
      • B. The Single Stage Theory of the Logos
      • C. The Holy Spirit
    • 13. The Logos and the Platonic Ideas
  • III. The Three Mysteries
    • 14. The Mystery of the Generation
    • 15. The Mystery of the Trinity
      • A. The Problem and Its Two Solutions
      • B. The Two Solutions in Origen and Tertullian
      • C. The Two Solutions in Basil
      • D. The Two Solutions in John of Damascus and Augustine
      • E. Sundry Analogies
    • 16. The Mystery of the Incarnation
      • A. Two Natures and One Person
      • B. Five Types of Physical Union
      • C. Orthodox Use of the Analogies of Physical Union
      • D. Unorthodox Use of the Analogies of Physical Union
      • E. Duality of Wills and Operations
  • IV. The Anathematized
    • 17. Gnosticism
      • A. Verbal Christianizing of Paganism
      • B. Cerinthus
      • C. Simon
      • D. Other Gnostic Systems
      • E. Gnosticism and Philosophy
    • 18. Heresies
      • A. The Logical Basis of the Heresies
      • B. Heresies with Regard to the Preexistent Christ
      • C. Heresies with Regard to the Born Christ
  • Bibliographical Note
  • Index of References
  • Index of Subjects, Names, and Terms

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