The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas by A. N. WilliamsThe Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas by A. N. Williams

The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

byA. N. Williams

Hardcover | June 15, 1999

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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 owntradition 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.
A. N. Williams is at University of Cambridge.
Title:The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and PalamasFormat:HardcoverPublished:June 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195124367

ISBN - 13:9780195124361

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"Williams makes a significant contribution [towards] enabling [. . .] a recognition of the extent to which the theme and sometimes the language of deification recur throughout the history of Christian theology. [This] could prove to be a major step in overcoming misunderstanding between Eastand West, [. . .] an invaluable service [. . .] well worth the effort of careful reading."--St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly