Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the by Gerald P. Boersma

By Gerald P. Boersma

What does it suggest for Christ to be the "image of God"? And, if Christ is the "image of God," can the human individual additionally unequivocally be understood to be the "image of God"? Augustine's Early Theology of photograph examines Augustine's perception of the imago dei and makes the case that it represents an important departure from the Latin pro-Nicene theologies of Hilary of Poitiers, Marius Victorinus, and Ambrose of Milan just a iteration earlier.

Augustine's predecessors understood the imago dei principally as a Christological time period designating the team spirit of divine substance. yet, Gerald P. Boersma argues, Augustine affirms that Christ is a picture of equivalent likeness, whereas the human individual is a picture of unequal likeness. Boersma's cautious learn hence argues Platonic and participatory overview of the character of "image" permits Augustine's early theology of similar to God to maneuver past that of his Latin predecessors and verify the imago dei either one of Christ and of the human person.

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