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By Carla D. Sunberg,T. A. Noble

The Cappadocian Fathers had nice impression at the church of the fourth century, having introduced their ardour for Christ and theological services to existence of their ministry. Their paintings was once now not without effect, together with that in their fast kin. inside of their writings we discover the lives of 7 ladies, the Cappadocian moms, who can have had extra impression at the theology of the church than formerly believed. because the Cappadocians strive against with the Christianization of the concept that of deification, we discover the ladies of their lives changing into types for his or her theological figuring out. The lives of the ladies develop into issues of intersection within the kenosis-theosis parabola. not just are the Cappadocian moms exposed within the texts, yet they turn into versions of an confident theology of recovery for all of humanity with out constraint of gender.

"Carla Sunberg has crafted an important piece of ancient retrieval. She has mined the writings of fourth-century Cappadocian Fathers to profit of the numerous witness and impression of the ladies who contributed to shaping their knowing of ways one turns into a player within the divine nature. Her meticulous examine demonstrates that with out those moms in religion, the fathers may lack dwelling witnesses for his or her formula of early Christian understandings of Christology, mystical theology, and Trinitarian building. along with, those outstanding ladies challenged regnant notions of the inferiority of girls. Sunberg has bridged an incredible hole in scholarship, and the complete church will profit."
--Molly T. Marshall, crucial Seminary
 
"Carla Sunberg provides strong examples of women--mothers and sisters--who embodied and taught theosis. . . . The Cappadocian Mothers will motivate all who search to stay holy, Christlike lives, choked with love."
--Don Thorsen, Azusa Pacific collage Seminary
 
"In this quantity on the Cappadocian moms, Carla Sunberg has supplied a superb present to the trendy church. . . . whereas the 1st half is a treasure trove of historical knowledge, the latter half 'brings it domestic' to the lifetime of modern Christians. Sunberg addresses concerns equivalent to gender and sophistication equality, girls in ministry management, in addition to how the existence of theosis is grounded within the Christian household."
--Cheryl Bridges Johns, Pentecostal Theological Seminary
 
"This informative, well-researched, and available quantity is critical for girls and males, pastors and lecturers, historians and storytellers." 
--MaryAnn Hawkins, Anderson collage college of Theology and Christian Ministry

"Carla Sunberg provides strong examples of women--mothers and sisters--who embodied and taught theosis, occasionally translated from the Greek as 'deification,' or development in holiness, Christ-likeness, and love. we now have only in the near past discover those historic church girls, and Sunberg unveils how their lives and teachings include spiritually formative practices suitable today. The Cappadocian Mothers will motivate all who search to reside holy, Christ-like lives, packed with love."
--Don Thorsen, Professor of Theology, Azusa Pacific collage Seminary

Carla D. Sunberg is President and Professor of ancient Theology at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas urban, Missouri.

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The Cappadocian Fathers had nice impact at the church of the fourth century, having introduced their ardour for Christ and theological services to existence of their ministry. Their paintings used to be now not with out effect, together with that in their instant relatives. inside of their writings we discover the lives of 7 ladies, the Cappadocian moms, who could have had extra impression at the theology of the church than formerly believed.

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