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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 issues scholarly readings of antiquity: there are advancements in fifth and sixth century Latin pneumatology which now we have ignored. Theologians like John Cassian and Gregory the good have been engaged in an important dialogue of the way the Holy Spirit works inside of Christian ascetics to reform their internal lives. different theologians, like Leo the
Great, take part to a lesser volume in the same undertaking. They utilized pneumatology to theological anthropology. Thomas L. Humphries, Jr. labels that improvement "ascetic pneumatology," and beings to trace a few of the past due vintage faculties of thought of the Holy Spirit. the second one argument matters the
reception of Augustine within the centuries instantly after his demise: varied humans learn Augustine in a different way. Augustine's theology used to be recognized and understood to various levels in quite a few areas. Humphries demonstrates major engagements with Augustine's theology because it was once proper to Pelagianism (evidenced in Prosper of Aquitaine), because it was once correct to Gallic Arians (evidenced with the Lérinian theologians), and because it was once appropriate to African Arians and likely questions posed
of Nestorianism (evidenced with Fulgentius of Ruspe). rather than trying to rank a number of 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 resources. when we see that ascetic pneumatology used to be a pressure of proposal during this period and spot that there are other kinds of Augustinianisms, we will be able to see that Gregory is determined by either Augustine and Cassian. within the final chapters, Humphries argues that Gregory makes use of Cassian's ascetic pneumatology, and this permits Gregory's synthesis of Cassian and Augustine to face in better aid than it has prior to. The examine starts with Cassian, ends with Gregory, and is conscious of Augustine

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