: Athanasius (The Early Church Fathers) (): Khaled Anatolios: Books. Khaled Anatolios was already known for two recent articles in which he, inter alia, reacted against the downplaying in some scholars’ accounts of the importance. Khaled Anatolios, a noted expert on the development of Nicene theology, offers a historically informed theological study of the development of the doctrine of the.

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This is neither historical nor systematic theology, but something far better and more welcome. Consequently, the meaning of trinitarian abatolios is to be found in a reappropriation of the process of this development, such that the entirety of Christian existence is interpreted in a trinitarian manner. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Most significantly, this monograph reminds us that worship is the anatolos appropriate context for reflecting on Trinitarian doctrine. As a book for scholars it should be read by anyone who has an interest in the development of ihaled, the meaning of God, and the role of Father, Son, and Spirit with us and each other.

His careful analysis of how early theologians addressed their issues has khqled a helpful guide to thinking about our own. Anatolios’s treatment helps us to see the perennial importance of the key figures of the fourth and fifth centuries for all of our thought on this central mystery of the Christian faith.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As we attempt to carry on their work today, joining intelligently and generously in their debates is probably the best place for any of us to begin.


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The argument is designed throughout to demonstrate the current relevance of these ancient theological figures. Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine.

Anatolios’s clear and khalfd presentation [condenses a very difficult and broad topic] admirably well. He is the author of Retrieving Nicaea: This book, in fact, does just that, and does it supremely well; it brings us–with clarity and insight–face to face with the origins of trinitarian doctrine as a theological conversation on which our salvation, in one way or another, ultimately depends.

He does so with clarity, sensitivity to the faith of all the participants in the controversy, and deep devotion to the Trinitarian life we all share.

One of the great values of the book is. Anatolios writes admirably well. An outstanding feature of the book is the way it shows that pro-Nicene theologians imagine a way out of foregrounding the divine transcendence and otherness without forfeiting God’s real sovereignty.

We can learn from them, perhaps anafolios than from many more recent thinkers, both the terms of the discussion and the spirit of devout and eloquent brilliance that such a discussion inevitably requires of us if we are to carry it on well.

Because they were among the first to do it, paying attention to how they did it is a rich source of methodology for our own trinitarian reflections. In other words, retrieve Nicaea.

And by the same token, it is able to show that these figures were fast on their feet as philosophers. According to Anatolios, the development of trinitarian doctrine involved a global interpretation of Christian faith as a whole.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A very good book in content and presentation. Retrieving Nicaea not only deserves to be read by graduate students, but should be read by those still in the throes of lecture preparation.


What the reader learns along the journey is how we ought to take care with the challenge of speaking of the triune God in human speech and the numerous triggers for weak thinking on this important biblical doctrine.

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Its expression is at times sublime, anatolioe times almost impenetrable, yet qnatolios erudite and thought provoking. On the far side of Anatolios’s nuanced, detailed account of the development of the Nicene consensus, future systematicians will have to grapple with a rather differently configured patristic inheritance: One of the great strengths of Anatolios’s work as a historian of early Christian thought rests in his ability to bring an acute theological sensitivity to the thinkers he studies.

khalled What exactly were the controversies that gave rise to Nicaea? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Xnatolios offers a rigorous historical account of Athanasius, Nyssa, and Augustine on the Trinity that is all of a piece with an assessment of the impact the teaching of these great Nicene theologians ought to have on the way we ourselves think about the Trinity. The key sections of the book are those in which Anatolios shows how Athanasius and Gregory of Nyssa employ the principle of the divine philanthropia to supersede Trinitarian aporia.