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By Thomas L. Humphries Jr.

Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the nice provides 3 interconnected arguments. the 1st argument issues scholarly readings of antiquity: there are advancements in fifth and sixth century Latin pneumatology which we've got neglected. Theologians like John Cassian and Gregory the nice have been engaged in an important dialogue of ways the Holy Spirit works inside of Christian ascetics to reform their internal lives. different theologians, like Leo the
Great, take part to a lesser quantity in the same venture. They utilized pneumatology to theological anthropology. Thomas L. Humphries, Jr. labels that improvement "ascetic pneumatology," and beings to trace many of the past due vintage faculties of thought of the Holy Spirit. the second one argument matters the
reception of Augustine within the centuries instantly after his demise: varied humans learn Augustine otherwise. Augustine's theology used to be recognized and understood to various levels in a number of areas. Humphries demonstrates major engagements with Augustine's theology because it used to be appropriate to Pelagianism (evidenced in Prosper of Aquitaine), because it was once appropriate to Gallic Arians (evidenced with the Lérinian theologians), and because it was once suitable to African Arians and sure questions posed
of Nestorianism (evidenced with Fulgentius of Ruspe). rather than trying to rank numerous theologians as larger and worse "Augustinians," Humphries argues that there have been other forms of "Augustinianisms" even within the years instantly after Augustine. The 3rd argument issues Gregory the Great
and his assets. after we see that ascetic pneumatology was once a pressure of inspiration during this period and notice that there are other forms of Augustinianisms, we will be able to see that Gregory is dependent upon either Augustine and Cassian. within the final chapters, Humphries argues that Gregory makes use of Cassian's ascetic pneumatology, and this permits Gregory's synthesis of Cassian and Augustine to face in larger aid than it has sooner than. The examine starts off with Cassian, ends with Gregory, and is aware of Augustine
throughout.

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