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The Theology of Divine Names in the Genuine Works of Ephrem

Thomas Koonammakkal (Author) Moran Etho

This present volume may be the first monograph of Ephrem's theology in the English language. And the author has focuse envisaged in the process of divine revelationd. The theology of name is best to Ephren's thought and very much part of his theosis - revelayion God is complet only in the divinization of humanily. or theosis. One finds a close study of over fifty hymns of Ephrem, serveral of which are entiely dedicated to his theory of names. Koonammakkal basically consider basically considers Ephrem's use of 'and his theology of names. it is a revelation by means of our speech, rather that a case of god's language being given names are galyata and the underlying namtudes, kasyata. One of the final chapters of this Work discusses the relation of divine name to beptism further indicates how Ephrem's Theories are not esoteric but orthodox and groundeed in an ecclesial experience. The Chruch throught the sacraments is the mean of Sancitifical.Koonammakkl consider his own to be just the beginning. Building on this fine foundation one might hope that the rabbinic traditions which surrounded Ephrem might be carefully scrutinized. In the end it may be said that such was Ephrem's genius, that he defied any systematization in developing his theory of names and transcended alll influence. By bringing together the antropomorphic language of the OT and the human experiences Jesus, Ephrem seems to allude to the idea of the bodily incarnation of God as the continuation and culmination and culmination of god's incarnation into human language. And here Koonammakkal mentions the research of J. Neusner to Ephrem. This Present research off Koonammakkal really goes to the heart of theosis and what is actually means. This will have an enriching as well, giving as it were the biblical foundation. The iconic or sacramental chartacter of Ephrem's language about Nature and Scripture allow him speak beyond his time. Place and culture. it puts divine names on a biblical foundation. For those involved in inter-religious dialogue, a better perspactive on the discussion of advaita in Hindusim will be possible as a result of this research.

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Title The Theology of Divine Names in the Genuine Works of Ephrem
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
length 348p., 22cm.