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Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement
Return to Book Page. Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement examines the ways anthro;ology which Irenaeus and Clement understood irenasus it means to be human. By exploring these writings from within their own theological perspectives, John Behr also offers a theological critique of the prevailing approach to the asceticism of Late Antiquity.
Writing before monasticism became the dominant parad Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human.
Writing before monasticism became the dominant paradigm of Christian asceticism, Irenaeus and Clement afford fascinating glimpses of alternative approaches. For Irenaeus, asceticism is the expression of man living the life of God in all dimensions of the body, that which is most characteristically human and in the image of God.
Human existence as a physical being includes sexuality as a permanent part of the framework within which males and females grow towards God. In contrast, Clement depicts asceticism as man’s attempt at a godlike life to protect the rational element, that which is distinctively human and in the image of God, from any possible ascsticism and threat, or from the vulnerability of dependency, especially of a physical or sexual nature.
Here human sexuality is strictly limited by the finality of clemnet and abandoned in the resurrection. By paying careful attention to these two writers, Behr offers aand material for the continuing task of understanding ourselves as human beings. Hardcoverpages.
Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement by John Behr
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Be the first to ask a question about Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 19, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Drawing out a parallel between Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, John Behr draws out two theologies of man and asceticism.
Irenaeus has a healthy view of the human body, even seeing it as the bearer of the image and likeness of God. However, Clement holds to a suspicion of the body locating the image in the intellect. Clement moreover sees human salvation as paideia, with Christ as the great Teacher. On the other hand, Irenaeus sees the Incarnation as the restoration of the image.
Thus his an Drawing out a parallel between Irenaeus and Clement andd Alexandria, John Behr draws out two theologies of man and asceticism. Thus his anthropology is inseparable from his incarnational theology.
Jun 05, Fr. Ted rated it really liked it. A scholarly work looking at some of the earlier church fathers and giving us some key insights into what they thought was important in the life of the church. Sometimes understanding what the early church fathers emphasized gives us a better understanding as to what Christianity is supposed to focus on.
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