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Tradition in the theological thought of Basil of Caesarea: context and connotations

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My thesis is an analysis of Basil’s appeals to tradition in his theological works, with a focus on Against Eunomius and, most importantly, On the Holy Spirit. The work begins with an analysis of Against Eunomius, focusing primarily on the context of the work, the influences on Basil’s thought and arguments in the treatise, and Basil’s attempt to refute Eunomius’ appeal to tradition. I have then traced ideas of tradition from Against Eunomius to On the Holy Spirit, and established the conte...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Role:
Author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Role:
Examiner
ORCID:
0000-0003-2271-2722
Institution:
University of Exeter
Role:
Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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