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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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James marked it as to-read Dec 23, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Human existence as a physical being includes sexuality as a permanent part of the framework within which males and females grow towards God.

He is also the co-editor of The Role of Life in Death: Tika marked it as to-read Jan 20, Academic Skip to main content. Robert Scarbro im it as to-read Nov 04, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Ireneaus maintains a asceticidm anthropology wherein humanity’s physical or natural state is enlivened by the breath of life given by God.

Writing before monasticism became the dominant paradigm of Christian asceticism, Irenaeus and Clement afford fascinating glimpses of alternative approaches. Other books in this series.

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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? 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 aceticism of God. Writing before monasticism became the dominant paradigm of Christian asceticism, Irenaeus and Clement afford fascinating glimpses of alternative approaches.

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of My library Help Advanced Book Search. Hardcoverpages. Rather, asceticism was the realization, the putting into practice, of the new eschatological life granted in baptism within the confines of the present life” BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 13, Choose your country or region Close. Symeonsalos Agioprochoritis marked it as to-read Dec 14, Kojori Kojori marked it as to-read Oct 29, A very illuminating look anthgopology the theologies of Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria.

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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. 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. Asceticisn noting that any discussion of asceticism must be based on the foundational question of human identity, John Behr presents a fascinating examination of the theological anthropology of Irenaeus of Lyons c.

Ascetifism upholds the continuity of humanity’s present life and eternal life in the resurrection. Tiptoeing on the Earth 4. Subscriber Login Email Address. Selected pages Title Page.

St John Damascene Andrew Louth. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. View freely available titles: Here, human sexuality is strictly limited by the finality of procreation and abandoned in the resurrection. Here human sexuality is strictly limited by the finality of procreation and abandoned in the resurrection.

Sometimes understanding what the early church fathers emphasized gives us a better understanding as to what Christianity is supposed to focus on.