Athansius: A Theological Introduction

by Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap.
Catholic University of America Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-8132-3115-0, Paper: 978-0-8132-3114-3

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Thomas Weinandy has done an excellent job in this book in introducing Athanasius' theology. A well-known Catholic scholar in historical theology, Weinandy has provided students of theology with a profound historiography of Athanasius' major theological writing. - Calvin Theological Journal

"A reliable, concise introduction to the theology of Athanasius." - International Journal of Systematic Theology

"A sustained and intelligent introduction to Athanasius and his literature, and will rightly appear on all undergraduate patristic bibliographies." - The Journal of Theological Studies

"A very fine theological (as its subtitle emphasizes) introduction to the Alexandrian bishop…[an] accessible, intelligent, and worthy volume, which offers the reader an overview of Athanasius's thought within the context of his full, if at times harried, ecclesiastical life." - Nova et Vetera

"Weinandy offers a summary of Athanasius' central works and a balanced assessment of his theology's merits and contemporary significance…No student of Athanasius should overlook this reliable guidebook to the little Alexandrian's great life and works." - Religious Studies Review

"Weinandy's introduction to Athanasius is an important work, familiarizing the reader with Athanasius' life, writings, and fundamental concerns. Throughout, the centrality of soteriology clearly emerges, whether the topic is the doctrine of the Trinity or the life of Antony. Hopefully this book will serve to bring Athanasius' soteriology more prominently into contemporary discussions alongside the other great masterpieces on this doctrine." - Themelios
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: The Life and Times of Athanasius
2. Athanasius' Soteriological Theology Part I: Contra Gentes
3. Athanasius' Soteriological Theology Part II: De Incarnatione
4. Athanasius: Defender and Interpreter of Nicea
5. Athanasius: The Redemptive Life of the Incarnate Son
6. The Trinity and the Holy Spirit
7. Being Conformed into the Likeness of Christ
Conclusion: Athanasius' Contemporary Significance
Select Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

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