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Published: 15 December 2012

448 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199660414

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Drama of the Divine Economy

Creator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

Paul M. Blowers

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Gives extensive coverage of multiple aspects and sources of the developing theology of creation in the early church providing a comprehensive historical-theological introduction to the subject.
  • Accesses sources that are not routinely covered in standard historical accounts of early Christian doctrine including Greek (and Byzantine), Latin, and Syriac patristic authors, and different kinds of texts.
  • Provides insights into specifically how the interpretation of Scripture (more than inherited philosophical conceptions) funded Christian understanding of Creator and creation.
  • Places emphasis on embodiment ('performance') of doctrinal commitments in specific practices of the early churches.