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Published: 12 January 2012

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199605965

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Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Focuses on the ancient background of an important topic in modern Orthodox spirituality, the concept of divine energies and how created beings may participate in these
  • Provides a detailed survey of these theological concepts in the thought of Gregory of Nyssa, Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas
  • Clearly shows both the continuities and the discontinuities between pagan and Christian thought
  • Explains the relevance of late antique and Byzantine thinking for modern Orthodox theology