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Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae. 0920-623X ; v. 91.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -237) and index.
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Creation and the life of the human race : the contours of Irenaeus' cosmic anthropology Comparative sources : the gnostics Contemporary Christian sources : Justin and Theophilus Jewish sources Creation's stage : the background to Irenaeus' protology: the motivation and cause of creation Contemporary interpretations of creation and motivation Irenaeus on the motivation for creation The creator's untrammelled power : a doctrine of creation ex nihilo Creation ex nihilo in the broader theological milieu Irenaeus' developments creation ex nihilo clarified in Christ Chiliasm : reading the beginning through the end and the end through the beginning The work of his hands : the creation of the cosmos 'Trinity'? Creation as an act of Father, Son, and Spirit A triune act-three roles in creation Distinguishing the creative work The 'hands' of the Father A 'timeline' of creation The days of creation and the beginning of redemption Days that lead to growth : 'increase and multiply' Recapitulation, and a definition of history Dust and life : the creation of the human person The triune creation of humanity The untilled earth and the constitution of the human person the creature wrought of dust and breath : the composition of the human formation Four categories of incarnational reading God and not angels created the human handiwork Christ's birth and human nature The material aspect of humanity's being as a creature of flesh The human-shaped soul : man's immortal element in relation to the Holy Spirit From dust and breath to living image The paradise of humankind Humanity's relationship to the cosmos Humanity's social context : the relationship of Adam and Eve History transformed : humanity's transgression The tree and the prohibition The nature of the prohibition : protection from knowledge misused The relationship of knowledge and obedience The dynamic of maturing knowledge and responsibility A prohibition but not a test The fall of knowledge and knowing The question of humanity's fall The devil and the deception of the human child The devil's motivation The nature and the accomplishment of the deceit The response to sin: humankind The opening of humanity's eyes : awareness and reaction Humanity's fight and confrontation with God The response to sin : God The curse The clothing and the expulsion from paradise Stumbling to perfection : life after Eden Cain and Abel, and the internalisation of transgression Enoch, Noah and the deluge The descendents of Noah and the future of the race The Tower of Babel and the distribution of races.