publication . Other literature type . 2016

The letters of Bishop Basil of Caesarea: Instruments of Communion

Fotineas, Silouan;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Australian Catholic University
Abstract
"As its title suggest, this thesis will explore the letters of Bishop Basil of Caesarea as instruments of communion. In particular I will examine how Basil used his letters as instruments for arriving at, maintaining and expressing communion within a pro-Nicene church. For Basil, the divinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit was affirmed best through doxological worship and had ecclesiastical communion as its lasting expression. Basil’s letters became the instruments through which he nurtured the fulfilment of his ecclesiological vision of the church as communion. His pastoral and theological message, although often set in an individual and local setting, pers...
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