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Retrieving Nicaea

Khaled Anatolios
Retrieving Nicaea
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Retrieving Nicaea

Khaled Anatolios

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"An impressive book. For anyone who wants to understand Nicene Christianity and its relevance for today, Anatolios is quite simply indispensable."
--George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary

^^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 Trinity, showing its relevance to Christian life and thought today. According to Anatolios, the development of trinitarian doctrine involved a global interpretation of Christian faith as a whole. Consequently, the meaning of trinitarian doctrine is to be found in a re-appropriation of the process of this development, such that the entirety of Christian existence is interpreted in a trinitarian manner. The book provides essential resources for this re-appropriation by identifying the network of theological issues that comprise the "systematic scope" of Nicene theology, focusing especially on the trinitarian perspectives of three major theologians: Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine. It includes a foreword by Brian E. Daley.

^ ^Endorsements
^"Khaled Anatolios's new book is a welcome addition to the flood of revisionary scholarship on patristic Trinitarian theology in the last twenty years. 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. The clarity of his exposition and his constant desire to draw out the consequences of historical exposition mean that this book will find a treasured place on the bookshelves of theologians and theology students across the board."
--Lewis Ayres, Bede Professor of Catholic Theology, Durham University

^ ^"With this impressive book, Khaled Anatolios takes his place alongside luminaries like R. P. C. Hanson and Lewis Ayres as one of the most distinguished interpreters of Nicaea and its legacy. Especially important is his sympathetic interpretation of Athanasius. For anyone who wants to understand Nicene Christianity and its relevance for today, Anatolios is quite simply indispensable."
--George Hunsinger, Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

^ ^"Khaled Anatolios puts the 'theology' back into 'historical theology,' explaining how the doctrine of the Trinity emerged out of an effort to account for the full sweep of Christian scripture and worship. The result is a brilliant book of spiritual as well as scholarly significance."-- R. R. Reno, professor of theology, Creighton University; senior editor, First Things



- Publisher "[ Retrieving Nicaea is] a work of profound theology: a brilliant summary of the conflicts and debates that originally led the church to articulate just what God is for a Christian, as substance and person, and of the beginnings of some accepted answers to the questions that troubled many believers in the controversies surrounding the Council of Nicaea (325). . . . As Prof. Anatolios reminds us, we are blessed by the fact that these first theologians, these first writers to 'talk about God' in what we call trinitarian terms, were also great theologians: great thinkers, great writers, individuals of great devotion and great faith. 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. We can learn from them, perhaps better 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. 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."--Brian E. Daley, SJ, University of Notre Dame (from the foreword) In this volume 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 Trinity and examines its relevance to Christian life and thought today. According to Anatolios, the development of trinitarian doctrine involved a global interpretation of Christian faith as a whole. Consequently, the meaning of trinitarian doctrine 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. Retrieving Nicaea provides essential resources for this reappropriation by identifying the network of theological issues that comprise the "systematic scope" of Nicene theology, focusing especially on the trinitarian perspectives of three major theologians: Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine.

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"An impressive book. For anyone who wants to understand Nicene Christianity and its relevance for today, Anatolios is quite simply indispensable."
--George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary

^^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 Trinity, showing its relevance to Christian life and thought today. According to Anatolios, the development of trinitarian doctrine involved a global interpretation of Christian faith as a whole. Consequently, the meaning of trinitarian doctrine is to be found in a re-appropriation of the process of this development, such that the entirety of Christian existence is interpreted in a trinitarian manner. The book provides essential resources for this re-appropriation by identifying the network of theological issues that comprise the "systematic scope" of Nicene theology, focusing especially on the trinitarian perspectives of three major theologians: Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine. It includes a foreword by Brian E. Daley.

^ ^Endorsements
^"Khaled Anatolios's new book is a welcome addition to the flood of revisionary scholarship on patristic Trinitarian theology in the last twenty years. 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. The clarity of his exposition and his constant desire to draw out the consequences of historical exposition mean that this book will find a treasured place on the bookshelves of theologians and theology students across the board."
--Lewis Ayres, Bede Professor of Catholic Theology, Durham University

^ ^"With this impressive book, Khaled Anatolios takes his place alongside luminaries like R. P. C. Hanson and Lewis Ayres as one of the most distinguished interpreters of Nicaea and its legacy. Especially important is his sympathetic interpretation of Athanasius. For anyone who wants to understand Nicene Christianity and its relevance for today, Anatolios is quite simply indispensable."
--George Hunsinger, Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

^ ^"Khaled Anatolios puts the 'theology' back into 'historical theology,' explaining how the doctrine of the Trinity emerged out of an effort to account for the full sweep of Christian scripture and worship. The result is a brilliant book of spiritual as well as scholarly significance."-- R. R. Reno, professor of theology, Creighton University; senior editor, First Things


- Publisher

"[ Retrieving Nicaea is] a work of profound theology: a brilliant summary of the conflicts and debates that originally led the church to articulate just what God is for a Christian, as substance and person, and of the beginnings of some accepted answers to the questions that troubled many believers in the controversies surrounding the Council of Nicaea (325). . . . As Prof. Anatolios reminds us, we are blessed by the fact that these first theologians, these first writers to 'talk about God' in what we call trinitarian terms, were also great theologians: great thinkers, great writers, individuals of great devotion and great faith. 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. We can learn from them, perhaps better 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. 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."--Brian E. Daley, SJ, University of Notre Dame (from the foreword) In this volume 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 Trinity and examines its relevance to Christian life and thought today. According to Anatolios, the development of trinitarian doctrine involved a global interpretation of Christian faith as a whole. Consequently, the meaning of trinitarian doctrine 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. Retrieving Nicaea provides essential resources for this reappropriation by identifying the network of theological issues that comprise the "systematic scope" of Nicene theology, focusing especially on the trinitarian perspectives of three major theologians: Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Augustine.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Khaled Anatolios

Khaled Anatolios (Ph.D., Boston College) is associate professor of historical theology in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is the author of Athanasius: The Coherence of His Thought and the Athanasius volume in Routledge's Early Church Fathers series, and most recently Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine. He is also on the steering committee of the Boston Colloquy in Historical Theology and is a member of the board of directors of the Pappas Patristic Institute at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Development As Meaning In Trinitarian Doctrine
    1. Fourth-century Trinitarian Theology: History And Interpretation
    before Nicaea
    the Early Stages Of Controversy
    crisis And Resolution
    categories And Interpretation
    2. Development Of Trinitarian Doctrine: A Model And Its Application
    common Experience At The Threshold Of Nicaea
    trinitarian Theologians Of Unity Of Will
    trinitarian Theologians Of Unity Of Being
    3. Athanasius: The Crucified Lord And Trinitarian Deification
    the Divinity Of The Crucified And The Christian Story Of Salvation
    constructing A Trinitarian Hermeneutics
    nicaea And The Dialectic Of Scripture And Doctrine
    theology Of The Holy Spirit
    christian Life In The Trinity
    4. Gregory Of Nyssa: The Infinite Perfection Of Trinitarian Life
    the Doctrine Of Against Eunomius
    a Trinitarian Systematic Theology Of The Catechetical Oration
    theology Of The Holy Spirit
    defining The Trinity? Three Hypostaseis, One Ousia
    christian Life In The Trinity
    5. Augustine's de Trinitate: Trinitarian Contemplation As Christological Quest
    augustine's Trinitarian Epistemology
    scriptural Exposition Of God As Trinity
    the Trinitarian Image In Humanity
    human Certainty And Seeing The Trinity
    conclusion: Retrieving The Systematic Scope Of Nicene Theology
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 316220
  • Product Code 9780801031328
  • ISBN 080103132X
  • EAN 9780801031328
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Systematic Theology
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Oct 2011
  • Sales Rank #14975
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.603kg

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