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dc.contributor.authorHuovinen, Harri
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-15T07:39:51Z
dc.date.available2020-10-15T07:39:51Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/8378
dc.description.abstractThe imagery of light plays a key role in Basil of Caesarea’s narrative of God and salvation. Curiously, the communal aspects of this imagery have received little attention in scholarship. A systematic analysis of “De Spiritu Sancto” reveals that in Basil’s understanding, participation in divine light functions as a parallel concept to Church membership. To begin with, the corporate nature of participation in divine light is evident from the ecclesial rites of initiation whereby this participation is bestowed. Furthermore, Basil uses the imagery of light to underscore the corporate nature of both the mystical union between God and the baptized, and the outward expressions of the believers’ lives in the divine light: worship and public witness. In addition to shedding new light on the Basilian notion of Church membership, the study o#ers a fresh outlook into the ecumenical dialogue between the Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church bodies on the theology of initiation.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReview of Ecumenical Studies
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2478/ress-2020-0018
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectlight
dc.subjectillumination
dc.subjectchurch membership
dc.subjectecclesiology
dc.subjectpatristic
dc.subjectBasil of Caesarea
dc.titleParticipation in Divine Light and Church Membership in De Spiritu Sancto of Basil of Caesarea
dc.description.versionpublished version
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Theology, shared activities
uef.solecris.id73831638en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Author
dc.relation.doi10.2478/ress-2020-0018
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange266-294
dc.publisher.countryRomania
dc.relation.issn2359-8093
dc.relation.issue2
dc.relation.volume12
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessOpen access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu


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