The Ground of Union

The Ground of Union : Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

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This book attempts to resolve one of the oldest and bitterest controversies between the Eastern and Western Christian churches: namely, the dispute about the doctrine of deification. A. N. Williams examines two key thinkers, each of whom is championed as the authentic spokesman of his own tradition and reviled by the other. Taking Aquinas as representative of the West and Gregory Palamas for the East, she presents fresh readings of their work that both reinterpret each thinker and show an area of commonality between them much greater than has previously been acknowledged.show more

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  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 22mm | 359.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195124367
  • 9780195124361
  • 521,762

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A fine example of intrareligious dialogue: taking up an issue which has led to division and schism within a particular religion ... written in a lucid and at times lightly humorous style - a refreshing element not often found in works of this sort. The work gracefully combines penetrating insight with a sometimes wry look at how theologians and philosophers arrive at their conclusions. * Studies in Interreligious Dialogue *show more

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