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Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

J. Rebecca Lyman


This book offers a fresh interpretation of the relation between Greek thought and ancient Christian theology through an analysis of three foundational and controversial thinkers: Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea, and Athanasius. Rather than opposing certain cagegories such as philosophy besides scripture, or orthodoxy besides heresy, the book examines how language about Christ and the world functions as a theological model. This allows the recovery of the theological and religious significance of certain ideas such as subordination or the obedience of Christ, which were rejected by later orthodoxy ... More

Keywords: Greek thought, ancient Christian theology, Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea, Athanasius, cosmology, Christology, individual identity, social identity, Christian community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267454
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Rebecca Lyman, author
University of the Pacific Coast, California
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