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David Bradshaw,: Aristotle East and West : Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom

Aristotle East and West : Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom


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This book traces the development of conceptions of God and the relationship between God's being and activity from Aristotle, through the pagan Neoplatonists, to thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius and Aquinas (in the West) and Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor and Gregory Palamas (in the East). The result is a comparative history of philosophical thought in the two halves of Christendom, providing a philosophical backdrop to the schism between the Eastern and Western Churches.

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Author: David Bradshaw,
Number of Pages: 312 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2007
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication Country: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780521035569
Download Link: Click Here
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