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Christian grace and pagan virtue : the theological foundation of Ambrose's ethics / J. Warren Smith.

Author/Creator:
Smith, J. Warren, 1964-
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (340 p.)
Series:
Oxford Studies in Historical Theology
Oxford studies in historical theology
Oxford Studies in Historical Theology
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Subjects:
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, -397.
Christian ethics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Warren Smith examines the neglected biblical, liturgical and theological foundations of Ambrose's thought on ethics. Earlier studies have found little that was distinctively Christian in Ambrose's image of the virtuous person.
Contents:
Prolegomena : the ritual context for Ambrose's soteriology
The case of Augustine's baptism
The loss of harmonic unity : Ambrose's account of the fallen human condition
The soul : Ambrose's true self
Essential unity of soul and body : Ambrose's hylomorphic theory
The body of death : the legacy of the fall
Raised to new life : Ambrose's theology of baptism
Baptism : sacrament of justification
Resurrection and regeneration
Baptismal regeneration : participation in the new humanity
The inner man's new desire
Conclusion : the inner man's heavenly dwelling place.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-307) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 18, 2013).
ISBN:
0-19-970854-1
1-299-93978-3
OCLC:
922972708