The Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism by Grant D. BaylissThe Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism by Grant D. Bayliss

The Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism

byGrant D. Bayliss

Hardcover | January 9, 2016

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An independent teacher, based in Alexandria throughout the second half of the fourth century, Didymus appealed to many within the broadly Origenist currents of Egyptian asceticism, including Jerome, Rufinus, and Evagrius. His commentaries, lecture-notes, and theological treatises show him specifically committed to the legacy of Origen and Philo, rather than a broader 'Alexandrian' or noetic reading of Scripture. Yet his concern was not to answer classic 'Antiochene' critique but rather offer a faithful continuation of many aspects of Origen's thought and exegesis, now made consistent with the broader anti-subordinationist developments in Nicene faith from the 350s onwards. In doing so he made virtue a primary category of reality, human existence, and life, in ways that go beyond the traditional philosophical tropes.
Title:The Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-OrigenismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.92 inPublished:January 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198747896

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