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Published: 15 October 2020

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198845294

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Human Perfection in Byzantine Theology

Attaining the Fullness of Christ

Alexis Torrance

Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology

  • Provides in-depth discussion of human perfection in an array of influential Byzantine theological sources and opens up discussion of theological anthropology in Orthodox thought
  • Questions several trends in Orthodox theology, from the dangers of an excessive personalism and ahistoricism, to the popular conception of human perfection as 'perpetual progress'
  • Allows the reader to witness debates regarding the human ideal at close quarters, from the writings of Maximus the Confessor in the seventh century to Gregory Palamas in the fourteenth

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