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Hermeneutical principles in Contra Arianos of Athanasius of Alexandra.

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dc.contributor.advisor Jafta, Lizo Doda, 1939- en Jones, Marvin D. en 2009-08-25T10:50:00Z 2009-08-25T10:50:00Z 2009-08-25T10:50:00Z 2004-08-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Jones, Marvin D. (2009) Hermeneutical principles in Contra Arianos of Athanasius of Alexandra., University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract To accomplish the purpose of this thesis an examination of the hermeneutical method expounded by Athanasius will be made. There are three books that comprise Contra Arianos so the progression of this thesis will follow the progression of the stated Athanasian work. This thesis will also review the relevant passages that Athanasius utilizes to present his case for the Eternal Sonship of Jesus Christ. This review will adequately demonstrate the Athanasian Trinitarian concept of eternal, functional subordination of the Son to the Father. The thesis will also review the word ”homoousios” in order to support the conclusions of Contra Arianos. The word ”homoousios” was the term that became the official recognized position of orthodox Christology at the Council of Nicea. The need for such a review arises from the academic concern that the word ”homoousios” may exclude the idea of functional subordination. A review of this word (along with its history) seems appropriate. However, the conclusion (and defense of that conclusion) that will be presented is that homoousios is not mutually incompatible with the idea of ”functional subordination” in a temporal or eternal relationship. This term and concept will adequately demonstrate that an eternal, functional subordination relationship exists between the Father and Son from the Athanasian point of view. Historical and background studies, which will help interpret and clarify cultural meanings, will also be employed to enhance the study of this thesis. Finally, certain conclusions will be presented showing the results of the study. The conclusions will attempt to answer questions that have undoubtedly arisen in the mind of the informed reader of ancient theology and may help identify and even address contemporary issues concerning the Christological and Trinitarian doctrines. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 325 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Arius en
dc.subject Athanasius en
dc.subject Contra Arianos en
dc.subject Eternal Sonship en
dc.subject Subordination en
dc.subject Subordinationism en
dc.subject Trinity en
dc.subject Ontological en
dc.subject Hermeneutics en
dc.subject Trinitarinism en
dc.subject.ddc 273.4
dc.subject.lcsh Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 373
dc.subject.lcsh Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 373 -- Orations of S. Athanasius against the Arians
dc.subject.lcsh Arianism -- Controversial literature
dc.subject.lcsh Trinity -- History of docrtines ...
dc.subject.lcsh Hermeneutics
dc.subject.lcsh God -- Proof, Ontological
dc.title Hermeneutical principles in Contra Arianos of Athanasius of Alexandra. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en M. Th. (Theological Studies) en

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