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Author Bucur, Bogdan Gabriel.

Title Angelomorphic pneumatology : Clement of Alexandria and other early Christian witnesses / by Bogdan Gabriel Bucur
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 232 pages)
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 0920-623X ; v. 95
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae ; v. 95.
Contents Introduction -- Angelomorphic pneumatology in Clement of Alexandria -- "The other Clement" and angelomorphic pneumatology -- Prolegomena : the place of the hypotyposeis in the Clementine Corpus -- Protreptikos, paidagogos, didaskalos -- Ethics, physics, epoptics -- Physics to epoptics : ma'asse bereshīt to ma'asse merkavah -- The hypotyposeis and later orthodoxy -- Clement on divine unity and the cosmic multiplicity -- Unity and multiplicity in the logos -- Unity and multiplicity in the Spirit -- Clement's "celestial hierarchy" -- The principles of the hierarchy -- The function of the hierarchy -- Clement on the interior ascent -- Clement's theory of prophetic inspiration -- Clement's understanding of "spirit of Christ" and "Paraclete" -- "Spirit of Christ" -- "Paraclete" -- Angelic or angelomorphic pneumatology? -- Excursus: Matt. 18:10 and Clement's Protoctists -- The larger theological framework for Clement's angelomorphic pneumatology -- Binitarian monotheism in Clement of Alexandria -- Spirit christology in Clement of Alexandria -- A final look at Clement's speculations on unity and diversity -- Angelomorphic pneumatology in Clement's predecessors -- Angelomorphic pneumatology in the book of Revelation -- The "seven spirits" in Revelation and Clement's Protoctists -- Who are the "seven spirits"? -- Binitarianism and spirit Christology in Revelation -- The phenomenon of prophecy in Revelation -- Angelomorphic pneumatology in the Shepherd of Hermas -- Pneuma as an angelic being -- Pneuma as the Son of God -- Pneuma in the Fifth similitude -- Excursus: "Flesh" in the Fifth similitude -- Further clarifications on the Shepherd's angelomorphic pneumatology -- The Son of God and the angelomorphic Holy Spirit in Justin Martyr -- Difficulties with Justin Martyr's use of pneuma -- Justin Martyr on "the powers of the Spirit" -- A witness from the East : Aphrahat, the Persian Sage -- Angelomorphic pneumatology in Aphrahat -- Aphrahat's views : "many aberrations and very crass statements" -- The seven operations of the Spirit are six -- "The Spirit is not always found with those that receive it" -- An older exegetical tradition -- Cramer versus Kretschmar -- The larger theological framework for Aphrahat's angelomorphic pneumatology -- Difficulties of Aphrahat's pneumatology -- The Holy Spirit and the move from unity to multiplicity -- Excursus: "Wisdom" and "power" as pneumatological terms -- The "fragmentary" gift of the Spirit and angelomorphic pneumatology -- "The other Clement" -- Angelomorphic pneumatology and the history of Christian thought
Summary This monograph on Clement of Alexandria's pneumatology supplemented by studies of Revelation, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, and Aphrahat, shows that the complex theological articulation of angelomorphic pneumatology, binitarianism, and spirit christology constitutes a relatively widespread phenomenon in early Christianity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-215) and indexes
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SUBJECT Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, approximately 150-approximately 215.
Hermas, active 2nd century. Shepherd.
Justin, Martyr, Saint.
Aphraates, the Persian sage, active 337-345.
Aphraates, the Persian sage, active 337-345. fast (OCoLC)fst01804926
Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, approximately 150-approximately 215. fast (OCoLC)fst01812840
Justin, Martyr, Saint. fast (OCoLC)fst00057716
Aphraates. swd
Clemens Alexandrinus. swd
Shepherd (Hermas) fast (OCoLC)fst01357720
Subject Holy Spirit -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Angels -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Pneumatology.
Vroege christendom.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789047444480