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By Thomas L. Humphries Jr.

ISBN-10: 0199685037

ISBN-13: 9780199685035

Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the good provides 3 interconnected arguments. the 1st argument matters scholarly readings of antiquity: there are advancements in fifth and sixth century Latin pneumatology which now we have missed. Theologians like John Cassian and Gregory the good have been engaged in an important dialogue of ways the Holy Spirit works inside Christian ascetics to reform their internal lives. different theologians, like Leo the
Great, take part to a lesser quantity in an identical venture. They utilized pneumatology to theological anthropology. Thomas L. Humphries, Jr. labels that improvement "ascetic pneumatology," and beings to trace a number of the overdue vintage colleges of thought of the Holy Spirit. the second one argument matters the
reception of Augustine within the centuries instantly after his loss of life: varied humans learn Augustine another way. Augustine's theology used to be identified and understood to various levels in a variety of areas. Humphries demonstrates major engagements with Augustine's theology because it was once correct to Pelagianism (evidenced in Prosper of Aquitaine), because it used to be appropriate to Gallic Arians (evidenced with the Lérinian theologians), and because it was once suitable to African Arians and likely questions posed
of Nestorianism (evidenced with Fulgentius of Ruspe). rather than trying to rank numerous theologians as greater and worse "Augustinians," Humphries argues that there have been other forms of "Augustinianisms" even within the years instantly after Augustine. The 3rd argument issues Gregory the Great
and his assets. when we see that ascetic pneumatology used to be a pressure of inspiration during this period and spot that there are other forms of Augustinianisms, we will see that Gregory is dependent upon either Augustine and Cassian. within the remaining chapters, Humphries argues that Gregory makes use of Cassian's ascetic pneumatology, and this enables Gregory's synthesis of Cassian and Augustine to face in larger reduction than it has earlier than. The examine starts off with Cassian, ends with Gregory, and is responsive to Augustine

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