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Author DelCogliano, Mark

Title Basil of Caesarea's anti-Eunomian theory of names : Christian theology and late-antique philosophy in the fourth century trinitarian controversy / by Mark DelCogliano
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 300 pages)
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae : texts and studies of early Christian life and language ; v. 103
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae ; v. 103.
Contents The Heteroousians on names and naming -- The Heteroousians and philosophical theories of names -- The Heteroousian theory of names in its Christian context -- Basil's critiques of Eunomius's theory of names -- Basil's notionalist theory of names -- Basil on names as revelatory of properties -- General conclusion
Summary Basil of Caesarea's debate with Eunomius of Cyzicus in the early 360s marks a turning point in the fourth-century Trinitarian controversies. It shifted focus to methodological and epistemological disputes underlying theological differences. This monograph explores one of these fundamental points of contention: the proper theory of names. It offers a revisionist interpretation of Eunomius's theory as a corrective to previous approaches, contesting the widespread assumption that it is indebted to Platonist sources and showing that it was developed by drawing upon proximate Christian sources. Whi
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Emory University, 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379. Contra Eunomium.
Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus, approximately 335-approximately 394.
SUBJECT Eunomius, Bishop of Cyzicus, approximately 335-approximately 394 fast
Contra Eunomium (Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea) fast
Subject Eunomianism.
Trinity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
God (Christianity) -- Name -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Theology -- Methodology -- History -- To 1500
RELIGION -- History.
Theology -- Methodology
Trinity -- History of doctrines -- Early church
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004189102