The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians

This book brings the Cappadocian Fathers to life and explores their contributions to subsequent Christian thought.

Author: Nicu Dumitra?cu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137502698

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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This book brings the Cappadocian Fathers to life and explores their contributions to subsequent Christian thought. Melding together a thematic and individualized approach, the book examines Cappadocian thought in relation to Greek philosophy and the musings of other Christian thinkers of the time. The volume is unique in that it details the Cappadocian legacy upon the three central divisions of Christianity, rather than focusing on one confession. Providing a multifaceted assessment of the spirituality and beliefs of the fourth-century Church, contributors interweave historical studies into their philosophical and theological discussions. The volume draws together an international team of scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds including philosophy, theology, and Classics. The contributors bring their unique perspectives to bear on their analysis of the Cappadocians’ theological contributions. Special attention is given to the Cappadocians’ influence on pneumatology, Christology, and ethics. The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians sets the Cappodocians’ theoretical views in relief against the political and historical background of their day, enlivening and vivifying the analysis with engaging biographical sketches.
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The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians

An international conference dedicated to the three great Cappadocian Fathers of the Church, organized by the Faculty of Orthodox Theology “Episcop Dr. Vasile Coman” at the University of Oradea, Romania, on October 6–9, 2009, ...

Author: Nicu Dumitra?cu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137502698

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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This book brings the Cappadocian Fathers to life and explores their contributions to subsequent Christian thought. Melding together a thematic and individualized approach, the book examines Cappadocian thought in relation to Greek philosophy and the musings of other Christian thinkers of the time. The volume is unique in that it details the Cappadocian legacy upon the three central divisions of Christianity, rather than focusing on one confession. Providing a multifaceted assessment of the spirituality and beliefs of the fourth-century Church, contributors interweave historical studies into their philosophical and theological discussions. The volume draws together an international team of scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds including philosophy, theology, and Classics. The contributors bring their unique perspectives to bear on their analysis of the Cappadocians’ theological contributions. Special attention is given to the Cappadocians’ influence on pneumatology, Christology, and ethics. The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians sets the Cappodocians’ theoretical views in relief against the political and historical background of their day, enlivening and vivifying the analysis with engaging biographical sketches.
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The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians

This book brings the Cappadocian Fathers to life and explores their contributions to subsequent Christian thought.

Author: Nicu Dumitrascu

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349575054

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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This book brings the Cappadocian Fathers to life and explores their contributions to subsequent Christian thought. Melding together a thematic and individualized approach, the book examines Cappadocian thought in relation to Greek philosophy and the musings of other Christian thinkers of the time. The volume is unique in that it details the Cappadocian legacy upon the three central divisions of Christianity, rather than focusing on one confession. Providing a multifaceted assessment of the spirituality and beliefs of the fourth-century Church, contributors interweave historical studies into their philosophical and theological discussions. The volume draws together an international team of scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds including philosophy, theology, and Classics. The contributors bring their unique perspectives to bear on their analysis of the Cappadocians’ theological contributions. Special attention is given to the Cappadocians’ influence on pneumatology, Christology, and ethics. The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians sets the Cappodocians’ theoretical views in relief against the political and historical background of their day, enlivening and vivifying the analysis with engaging biographical sketches.
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Basil the Great Faith Mission and Diplomacy in the Shaping of Christian Doctrine

Regarded as one of the three hierarchs or pillars of orthodoxy along with Gregory of Nazianzus and John Chrysostom, Basil is a key figure in the formative process of Christianity in the fourth century.

Author: Nicu Dumitrașcu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317176015

Category: History

Page: 204

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Regarded as one of the three hierarchs or pillars of orthodoxy along with Gregory of Nazianzus and John Chrysostom, Basil is a key figure in the formative process of Christianity in the fourth century. While his role in establishing Trinitarian terminology, as well as his function in shaping monasticism, his social thought and even his contribution to the evolution of liturgical forms have been the focus of research for many years, there are few studies which centre on his political thought. Basil played a major role in the political and religious life between Cappadocia and Armenia and was a key figure in the tumultuous relationship between Church and State in Late Antiquity. He was a great religious leader and a gifted diplomat, and developed a ’special relationship’ with Emperor Valens and other high imperial officials.
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Christian Family and Contemporary Society

He is author of many publications both in Romania and abroad in the field of Patristics, Missiology and Ecumenism. ... 32(2) (2012): 72–83; His forthcoming book (2015) is: The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians (collected Essays).

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567657404

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This collection of essays integrates a broad spectrum of geographical, denominational, and interdisciplinary perspectives, and analyses the relationship between family and religion in its various contexts, both historical and contemporary. Divided into four key parts, the contributors address first the biblical and patristic background of the family construct, while the second part reveals denominational and ecumenical perspectives on marriage and the family. The third part sketches a sociological profile of the family in some European countries and addresses pastoral and sacramental issues connected with it. The final part places the Christian family in the context of contemporary society.
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Pathways for Ecclesial Dialogue in the Twenty First Century

PATHWAYS FOR ECUMENICAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE Series Editors: Mark Chapman and Gerard Mannion Building on the ... The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude Kenneth Wilson The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians Edited by Nicu ...

Author: M. Chapman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137571120

Category: Religion

Page: 217

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This volume identifies a myriad of obstacles standing in the way of dialogue both within churches and between churches and then move on to discuss how these obstacles might be dissolved or circumvented. The contributors explore all the ways through which ecclesial dialogue can be re-energized and adapted for a new century.
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Envisioning Worlds in Late Antique Art

Karahan (2015b):Karahan, A. (2015b), “The impact of Cappadocian theology on Byzantine aesthetics: Gregory of Nazianzus on the unity and singularity of Christ”, in N. Dumitrascu (ed.), The ecumenical legacy of the Cappadocians, New York, ...

Author: Anna Cecilia Olovsdotter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110546842

Category: History

Page: 244

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It has long been an accepted assumption that the abstracted mode of visual representation that emerged in late antiquity reflected a collective shift from the outer-directed and ’material’ world-view of classical antiquity to an inner-directed, ’spiritual’ mentality informed by Christianity: the purpose of this volume is to offer a more nuanced and diverse image of the nature and meanings of abstraction and symbolism in late antique and early medieval art, beyond normative intepretation models, and from a number of different methodological and interpretative perspectives. In ten chapters, ten authors specialised in various fields of late-antique and Byzantine art explore the historiographical background of the ’spiritual’ interpretation paradigm, neuroscientific and theological dimensions of Christian visual aesthetics, meanings and motive factors behind apparently wholly abstract and aniconic compositions, symbolic motifs and schemes for visualising cosmic order and the cosmic state of Christ, and the re-use of symbolic Greco-Roman themes in Christian contexts. The result is a multi-focal image of late antique abstraction and symbolism that illuminates the heterogeneity and complexity of the phenomena and of their study.
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Where We Dwell in Common

PATHWAYS FOR ECUMENICAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE Series Editors: Mark Chapman and Gerard Mannion Building on the ... The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude Kenneth Wilson The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians Edited by Nicu ...

Author: Gerard Mannion

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137503152

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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An ecumenical and interfaith gathering, 'Where We Dwell in Common Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century' took place in Assisi in April 2012. This volume presents highlights from this historic gathering and invites readers to become involved as the conversation continues.
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Church in an Age of Global Migration

The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude Kenneth Wilson The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians Edited by Nicu Dumitraşcu Where We Dwell in Common: The Quest for Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Gerard Mannion ...

Author: Susanna Snyder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137518125

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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Migration has become a defining feature of the contemporary age. It has brought about significant changes in political, economic, social, and religious landscapes. This volume explores a question that has been little considered to date: how are churches being transformed in the face of global migration? The book features contributors from diverse national, denominational, cultural, professional, and linguistic backgrounds. Their essays reveal the ways in which migrants and the phenomenon of migration expose longstanding gaps and failings within Christian communities. However, the prevalence of migration and migrants simultaneously opens up fresh possibilities for churches to grow, renew, becoming more authentic, dynamic, and diverse. Church in an Age of Global Migration presents a collage of embodied ecclesial practices, understandings, and realities that have emerged and are continuing to develop in the face of global migration. Committed to transnational and ecumenical dialogue, and to integrating practical and theoretical perspectives, this volume is the first to offer an in-depth analysis of the ways in which churches are being changed by migrants.
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Pathways for Inter Religious Dialogue in the Twenty First Century

Ecumenical. and. Interreligious. Dialogue. Series Editors: Mark Chapman and Gerard Mannion Building on the ... Peter C. Phan The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude Kenneth Wilson The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians Edited by ...

Author: Vladimir Latinovic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137507303

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Without question, inter-religious relations are crucial in the contemporary age. While most dialogue works on past and contemporary matters, this volume takes on the relations among the Abrahamic religions and looks forward, toward the possibility of real and lasting dialogue. The book centers upon inter-faith issues. It identifies problems that stand in the way of fostering healthy dialogues both within particular religious traditions and between faiths. The volume's contributors strive for a realization of already existing common ground between religions. They engagingly explore how inter-religious dialogue can be re-energized for a new century.
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