Between martyrdom and Christendom: A consideration of by Tarpley, Mark A.

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Soon, Cappadocia would find itself on the travel route between Constantinople and Antioch for many important bishops and political figures. Such political officials included the Emperors Constantius, Julian, and Valens. 74 Cappadocia and, particularly its leading city, Caesarea, were now central players in the life of the Empire, providing Gregory and other Cappadocian citizens a platform to speak. ” Dam, Kingdom of Snow, 65. 71 Van Dam, Kingdom of Snow, 114; Van Dam, Families and Friends, 114.

21 Yet, with a careful reading of Browning, it becomes evident that the primary threat to Browning’s position is the confessional approach grounded in the thought of Karl Barth. ”15 Others beside Barth who are guilty of such reductionism are many who 12 Marriage and Modernization: How Globalization Threatens Marriage and What to do About It (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2003), 133. , M. , The Equal-Regard Family and Its Friendly Critics: Don Browning and the Practical Theological Ethics of the Family (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2007), 10.

Later, the Pope states that the relationship between theology and philosophy is circular. ” FR, 73. 59 FR, 68. 60 As David Bradshaw correctly asserts, Church Fathers such as Gregory had “no concept of God. It [the East] views God not as an essence to be grasped intellectually, but as a personal reality known through His acts, and above all by oneself sharing in those acts . . For the East morality is not primarily a matter of conformance to law, nor (in a more Aristotelian vein) of achieving human excellence by acquiring the virtues.

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