Visions of God and Ideas on Deification in Patristic Thought

1st Edition

Mark Edwards, Elena Ene D-Vasilescu

Published November 2, 2016
Reference - 246 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138217713 - CAT# Y291228
Series: Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World


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This volume illustrates the complexity and variety of early Christian thought on the subject of the image of God as a theological concept, and the difficulties that arise even in the interpretation of particular authors who gave a cardinal place to the image of God in their expositions of Christian doctrine. The first part illustrates both the presence and the absence of the image of God in the earliest Christian literature; the second examines various studies in deification, both implicit and explicit; the third explores the relation between iconography and the theological notion of the image

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