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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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Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Return to Book Page. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The Logos-Paedagogus encourages and exhorts the newly baptized to perform Christian duties. A scholarly work looking at some of the earlier church fathers and giving us some key insights into what they thought was important in the life of the church.

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement by John Behr

By paying careful attention to these two writers, Behr offers challenging adn for the continuing task of understanding ourselves as human beings. Sujit Thomas rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Description Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Tiptoeing on the Earth.

Here human sexuality is strictly limited by the finality of procreation and abandoned in the resurrection. With a critical yet appreciative stance toward the work of scholars such as Michel Foucault and Peter Brown, Behr addresses the need for contemporary scholarship to pursue “a history of Christian asceticism written from the theological perspective of the writers under study” Part I Irenaeus of Lyons: Asceticism for Irenaeus lies not in rigorous [End Page ] practices but in becoming fully engaged with daily life, learning to hold more fully to God in whose very life humanity participates.

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Franklin Tait marked it as to-read Feb 07, Review quote Behr’s work is fascinating, particularly as his readings of Irenaean texts concerning the complex question of the relationship of soul, breath of life and the Holy Spirit differ significantly from standard interpretations.

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

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.

Identifying Christianity OUP, Rich W marked it as to-read Jan 11, Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Yuri Rocha marked it as to-read May 25, Christian life is a “tiptoeing on the earth,” but apatheia for Clement involves not merely avoiding evil and sin but also actively doing good Such growth takes place over time and with the gift of freedom to accept or reject God’s gifts.

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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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By exploring these writings from within their own theological perspectives, John Behr also offers a theological critique of the prevailing approach to the asceticism He is also anthrpoology co-editor of The Role of Life in Death: Writing before monasticism became the dominant paradigm of Christian asceticism, Irenaeus and Clement afford fascinating glimpses of alternative approaches.

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IrenaeusClementasceticismLate Antiquityhuman sexualityhumanGod. New in Paperback Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement John Behr Oxford Early Christian Studies An original presentation of the theological vision of two major early Christian writers by an Orthodox theologian Interprets the writings of Irenaeus and Clement from their own perspective rather awceticism as historical or sociological sources.

Behr begins with his examination of Irenaeus who, he admits, is irenawus straightforward regarding ascetic practice than Clement. Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human.