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By Ellen T. Charry

ISBN-10: 0195097106

ISBN-13: 9780195097108

ISBN-10: 0195134869

ISBN-13: 9780195134865

This e-book develops the thesis that classical Christian theology seeks to assist believers flourish by means of figuring out and loving God. Ellen Charry argues this premise through instance, delivering an in depth analyzing of a few classical texts, from the recent testomony period to the Reformation, together with works of Paul, Augustine, Athanasius, Basil of Caesarea, Anselm, and Calvin. She issues out the pastoral and ethical goals that form the lessons of those theologians on quite a lot of themes, together with the Trinity; people as created within the snapshot of God; the incorporation of Jews and Gentiles into the physique of Christ in baptism; the incarnation, loss of life, and resurrection of Christ; and the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Charry explains that the very common sense in their arguments is formed by way of the author's challenge for the goodness and happiness that are supposed to outcome from residing into the doctrines. She extra indicates that even if the non secular and pastoral reasons of those writings are many and complicated, they're always involved to foster what glossy humans can, effortlessly, realize as human dignity--what she calls "excellence"--in motion, affection, and self-appraisal.

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