Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 21 March 2012

280 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199605965

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

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