By Colby Dickinson
Dickinson lines the advance of 2 strategies, the messianic and the canonical, as they stream, interweave and contest one another within the paintings of 3 favorite continental philosophers: Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben, although a robust helping forged of Jan Assmann, Gershom Scholem, Jacob Taubes and Paul Ricoeur, between others, additionally play their respective roles all through this learn. He isolates how their a number of interactions with their selected phrases displays a great deal of what's stated in the quite a few discourses that represent what we've got with ease labelled, usually in mistakenly monolithic phrases, as 'Theology'.
By narrowing the scope of this research to the dynamics generated traditionally via those contrasting phrases, he additionally seeks to figure out what precisely lies on the center of theology's possible such a lot precious item: the presentation past any illustration, the intended precise nucleus of all revelation and what lies at the back of any look for a 'theology of immanence' this present day.
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12 See Y. de Andia, Homo vivens: Incorruptibilité et divinisation de l’homme selon Irénée de Lyon (Paris: Etudes Augustiniennes, 1986) 24 n. 138. See also R. , I; Leipzig, 1908) 290. Cf. J. Lawson, The Biblical Theology of Saint Irenaeus (London: The Epworth Press, 1948) 24, 115; L. S. Thornton, ‘St. Irenaeus and Contemporary Theology’, SP 2 (1957), 318, 20; and G. May, Creatio ex Nihilo: The Doctrine of ‘Creation out of Nothing’ in Early Christian Thought (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1994) 164. 20 Of God and Man One does sense, when turning from the apologists to Irenaeus, that one hears not just a new voice, but a new way of speaking – there is something fresh in his tone and tenor.
1 (1984), 5–52. The matter of Irenaeus’ potential adoptionism was taken up again more recently by D. A. Smith, ‘Irenaeus and the Baptism of Jesus’, TS 58 (1997), 618–42; with a response issued by K.
The closest we come to any considered reflection on his life and thought by a patristic source in the centuries immediately to follow is located in the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius of Caesarea (d. c. 11 Yet even in Eusebius’ sweeping survey of the Church before Constantine, Irenaeus holds no special pride of place. Eusebius seems to have admired him, but does not make any great deal of his theological articulation. Irenaeus is no giant in the eyes of his successors, no sphragis pateron, ‘seal of the fathers’, as Cyril of Alexandria would be remembered after his death.