The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians

  • Editors
  • Nicu Dumitraşcu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Kallistos Ware
      Pages 1-4
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Gunnar af Hällström
      Pages 85-91
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Florin Tomoioagă
      Pages 199-211
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. José R. Villar
      Pages 215-233
    3. Miguel Brugarolas
      Pages 247-263
    4. Victor Yudin
      Pages 265-276
  7. Postface

    1. Hector Scerri
      Pages 277-281
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 283-297

About this book


 This book brings the Cappadocian Fathers to life and explores their contributions to subsequent Christian thought. Melding together a thematic and individualized approach, the book examines Cappadocian thought in relation to Greek philosophy and the musings of other Christian thinkers of the time. The volume is unique in that it details the Cappadocian legacy upon the three central divisions of Christianity, rather than focusing on one confession. Providing a multifaceted assessment of the spirituality and beliefs of the fourth-century Church, contributors interweave historical studies into their philosophical and theological discussions. The volume draws together an international team of scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds including philosophy, theology, and Classics. The contributors bring their unique perspectives to bear on their analysis of the Cappadocians’ theological contributions. Special attention is given to the Cappadocians’ influence on pneumatology, Christology, and ethics. The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians sets the Cappodocians’ theoretical views in relief against the political and historical background of their day, enlivening and vivifying the analysis with engaging biographical sketches.  


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