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Published: 20 February 2019

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198792567

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God and Christ in Irenaeus

Anthony Briggman

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • This thought-provoking work offers a fundamentally new understanding of Irenaeus and his thought
  • The first book to study both Irenaeus' conceptions of God and the person of Christ
  • Establishes Irenaeus' conception of God and Christ, with special attention to rhetorical and philosophical influences
  • Offers new perspectives on Irenaeus' understanding of the divine being; his account of the relationship of the Word-Son to God the Father; his conception of how the divine Word-Son is united to humanity in the person of Christ; and the manner in which he grounds central aspects of his account of Jesus Christ's salvific work upon his understanding of the divine being and divinity of the Word-Son