Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Patristic Split on the Doctrine of Salvation

I use "patristic" loosely of Origen and accept Clement of Alexandria, his teacher, as a Father with reservations of his philosophical leanings. But I thought this was a great introductory article on the topic of the patristic view of salvation in the form of a partial review. After I'm done with my other projects, this is going to be a major area of focus for me, as there is clearly a split due to the, perhaps, uncritical assumptions of gnosticism made by particular Fathers in their anthropology/cosmology/soteriology that then leads to both synergistic and monergistic trajectories living side by side in the church until their implications are brought out and compared finally in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. In any case, that's for another day. Here's the article.

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