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Published: 10 August 2017

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198806646

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The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers

The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine

Isabella Image

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Examines the theology of the fourth-century bishop Hilary of Poitiers, concentrating particularly on two commentaries written at different times in his life
  • Seeks not only to identify Hilary's anthropological thought, but also to place it in the current of theological development of the fourth century
  • Shows that the will was not entirely free in Hilary's thought, thus presaging an important part of Augustine's doctrine of original sin
  • considers created human nature, looking at the relationship between body and soul and human nature as imago dei