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Irenaeus on creation
the cosmic Christ and the saga of redemption
by Matthew C. Steenberg.

Published 2008 by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Creation and the life of the human race : the contours of Irenaeus' cosmic anthropology
Comparative sources : the gnostics
Contemporary Christian sources : Justin and Theophilus Jewish sources
Creation's stage : the background to Irenaeus' protology the motivation and cause of creation
Contemporary interpretations of creation and motivation
Irenaeus on the motivation for creation
The creator's
Untrammelled power : a doctrine of creation ex nihilo
Ex nihilo in the broader theological milieu
Irenaeus' developments creation ex nihilo clarified in Christ
Chiliasm : reading the beginning through the end and the end through the beginning
The work of his hands : the creation of the cosmos
Trinity's creation as an act of Father, Son, and Spirit
A triune act-three roles in creation
Distinguishing the creative work
The 'hands' of the Father
A 'timeline' of creation
The days of creation and the beginning of redemption
Days that lead to growth : 'increase and multiply'
Recapitulation, and a definition of history
Dust and life : the creation of the human person
The triune creation of humanity
The untilled earth and the constitution of the human person
the creature wrought of dust and breath : the composition of the human formation
Four categories of incarnational reading
God and not angels created the human handiwork
Christ's birth and human nature
The material aspect of humanity's being as a creature of flesh
The human-shaped soul : man's immortal element in relation to the Holy Spirit
From dust and breath to living image
The paradise of humankind
Humanity's relationship to the cosmos
Humanity's social context : the relationship of Adam and Eve
History transformed : humanity's transgression
The tree and the prohibition
The nature of the prohibition : protection from knowledge misused
The relationship of knowledge and obedience
The dynamic of maturing knowledge and responsibility
A prohibition but not a test
The fall of knowledge and knowing
The question of humanity's fall
The devil and the deception of the human child
The devil's motivation
The nature and the accomplishment of the deceit
The response to sin: humankind
The opening of humanity's eyes : awareness and reaction
Humanity's fight and confrontation with God
The response to sin : God
The curse
The clothing and the expulsion from paradise
Stumbling to perfection : life after Eden
Cain and Abel, and the internalisation of transgression
Enoch, Noah and the deluge
The descendents of Noah and the future of the race
The Tower of Babel and the distribution of races.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Supplements to vigiliae christianae -- v. 91


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BS651 .S796 2008

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p. cm.

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