ASCETICISM AND ANTHROPOLOGY IN IRENAEUS AND CLEMENT PDF

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement has 5 ratings and 3 reviews. Steve said: Drawing out a parallel between Irenaeus and Clement of Alexa. Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement. New York: Oxford University Press, xi+ pp. $ (cloth). The present study brings together.

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By paying careful attention to these two writers, Behr offers challenging material for the continuing task of understanding ourselves as human beings.

Academic Skip to main content. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. In contrast, Clement depicts asceticism as man’s attempt at a godlike life to iirenaeus the rational element, that which is distinctively human and in the image of God, from any possible disturbance and threat, or from the vulnerability of dependency, especially of a physical or sexual nature.

Human existence as a physical being includes sexuality as a permanent part of the framework within which males and females grow towards God.

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Oxford University Press Amazon. Chapter 1 The Economy of God. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.

Lists with This Book. Rebirth and Christian Life 6. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. For Irenaeus, asceticism is the expression of man living the life of God in all dimensions of the body, that which is most characteristically human and in the image of God. Sexuality, determined by desire, is for this world only. Description Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement anthrkpology the ways in which Irenaeus clemeng Clement understood adn it means to be human.

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Darko Stefanovic rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Books by John Behr. By exploring their theological perspectives through their writings, the author also offers a theological critique of the prevailing approach to the asceticism of Late Antiquity. However, Clement anhhropology to a suspicion of the body locating the image in the intellect.

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Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Search my Subject Specializations: Esteeming Greek philosophy, Clement likens humanity’s final perfected likeness with the Platonic idea of assimilation and Stoic idea of antheopology according to nature cf. Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ John Binns.

Marc is currently reading it Feb 21, It is a brilliant sample annd English Patristic scholarship. Sonya marked it as to-read Jun 21, Later, the Logos as teacher instructs those who have already been trained and disciplined.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Solid scholarship and well-written. Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at irenaehs and chapter level. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 13, Yuri Rocha marked it as to-read May 25, Part I Irenaeus of Lyons: Chapter 2 The Human Formation. Katy Sisko marked it as to-read Sep 17, Irenaeus cleent Lyons John Behr.

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Asceticism for Irenaeus lies not in rigorous [End Page ] practices but in becoming fully engaged with daily life, clemfnt to hold more fully to God in whose very life humanity participates. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: By paying careful attention to these two writers, Behr offers challenging material for the continuing task of understanding ourselves as human beings.

Clement of Alexandria presents a hierarchical anthropology in which the intellect understood in the fuller sense of the rational or inner person is identified as the image of God over the physical body.

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement by John Behr

James marked it as to-read Dec 23, In contrast, Clement depicts asceticism as man’s attempt at a godlike life to protect the rational element, that which is distinctively human and in the image of God, from any possible disturbance and threat, or from the vulnerability of dependency, especially of a physical or sexual nature.

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Chapter 5 Rebirth and Christian Life. Here irfnaeus sexuality is strictly limited by the finality of procreation and abandoned in the resurrection.

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