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Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great - Oxford Early Christian Studies (Hardback)
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Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great - Oxford Early Christian Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 24/10/2013
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Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great presents three interconnected arguments. The first argument concerns scholarly readings of antiquity: there are developments in 5th and 6th century Latin pneumatology which we have overlooked. Theologians like John Cassian and Gregory the Great were engaged in a significant discussion of how the Holy Spirit works within Christian ascetics to reform their inner lives. Other theologians, like Leo the Great, participate to a lesser extent in a similar project. They applied pneumatology to theological anthropology. Thomas L. Humphries, Jr. labels that development "ascetic pneumatology," and beings to track some of the late antique schools of thought about the Holy Spirit. The second argument concerns the reception of Augustine in the two centuries immediately after his death: different people read Augustine differently. Augustine's theology was known and understood to varying degrees in various regions. Humphries demonstrates significant en

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199685035
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 22 mm


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In the end, Humphries' book succeeds in demonstrating that Latin pneumatology in the fifth and sixth centuries was concerned not only with doctrine, but also deeply with developing the Holy Spirit's role in the transformation of humanity. As such, this study has something significant to say about the theological enterprise. * Marginalia *
...an important contribution to the field of pneumatology and should be the starting point for those interested in Latin pneumatology in the fifth and sixth centuries. * Micah M. Miller, Vigiliae Christianae *

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