Athanasius is the inaugural volume in Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality series from Baker Academic.
Here, Peter Leithart offers a fresh consideration of the work of famous fourth-century church father Athanasius, giving specific attention to his use of Scripture, his deployment of metaphysical categories, and the intersection between the two. In addition to introducing Athanasius, his theological method, and his historical context, Leithart also puts Athanasius into dialogue with contemporary theologians. Leithart draws on Athasius' own theology to shed light on contemporary theological debates while also defending him against contemporary criticisms of "classical theism."
About the Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality series: This series is based on the conviction that retrieval of the church fathers is essential to contemporary flourishing and further development in Christian theology, that patristic spiritual interpretation continues to hold out prospects for theology, and that participation in the divine was an important underlying conviction for Nicene Christianity on which we should continue to build today. The series contributes to the growing area of theological interpretation and will appeal to both Protestant and Catholic readers. It is also an ideal series for students to learn the art of understanding applying ancient theological texts and ideas to modern issues.
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