Anthropology and soteriology in Theodore of Mopsuestia's commentary on John

Aryeh Kofsky, Serge Ruzer

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This study focuses on the implications of Theodore of Mopsuestia's notion of gradual change in the mode of conjunction between humanity and the logos in Christ-formed in the context of polemics with Arians, Apollinarians and pneumafomachoi-for Theodore's religious anthropology and soteriology in his Commenrary on John. It is shown how Theodore transposes his model of Jesus' gradual enhancement through the dignity of the logos to the soteriological vdiectorv of the disciples and believers. The soterioloeical oath of Jesus' followers is oresented as; gradual upgrading of their conjunction with the Gmo akumprus and consequentl; with the logos.Theodore further strives to safeguard the consubstantialitv of the Spirit and its pivotal role in all crucial soteriological phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-78
Number of pages16
JournalAnnali di Storia dell'Esegesi
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Religious studies


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