This volume by a respected theologian offers fresh consideration of the work of famous fourth-century church father Athanasius, giving specific attention to his use of Scripture, his deployment of metaphysical categories, and the intersection between the two. Peter Leithart not only introduces Athanasius and his biblical theology but also puts Athanasius into dialogue with contemporary theologians. This volume launches the series Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality. Edited by Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering, the series critically recovers patristic exegesis and interpretation for contemporary theology and spirituality. Each volume covers a specific church father and illuminates the exegesis that undergirds the Nicene tradition. The series contributes to the growing area of theological interpretation and will appeal to both evangelical and Catholic readers.
Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge) is adjunct senior fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, and serves as the president of Trinity House Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of numerous books, including 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament, and a forthcoming commentary on 2 Peter. He is also a contributing editor for Touchstone.
Series Preface Introduction: Scripture and Metaphysics (in the Augustinian Mode) 1. Evangelizing Metaphysics 2. Types, Terms, and Paradigms 3. The One God 4. Beginnings: Word and World 5. Middle: God for Us 6. End: God Made Man, Man Made God Epilogue (Again in the Augustinian Mode) Index