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Author O'Collins, Gerald, author. Author.

Title The beauty of Jesus Christ : filling out a scheme of St Augustine / Gerald O' Collins, S.J
Edition First edition
Published Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 163 pages)
Contents Intro -- Halftitle page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. An Account of Beauty -- Perfection, proportion, and splendour -- Inexhaustible meaning and holiness -- Beauty can be ephemeral -- Subjective appreciation of beauty for all -- Beauty triggers love -- Loving beauty leads to truth -- By loving beauty we grasp and practise virtue -- Coda -- 2. The Beauty of the Pre-existent Wisdom and Word 'in Heaven' -- The Beauty of God -- Beauty, light, and glory in the Old Testament -- Wisdom -- Word -- 3. 'Beautiful on Earth': The Beauty of the Incarnate Christ
Christ's glory in John -- Light and beauty -- Light from Light -- Messiah, Son of Man, and Bridegroom -- A coda -- 4. 'Beautiful in His Parents' Arms': The Beauty of Christ's Childhood and Hidden Life -- Beautiful in the womb -- Beautiful in his parents' arms -- The Beauty of the hidden life -- 5. 'Beautiful in His Miracles, Beautiful in Calling to Life' -- The reliability of the Gospels -- Beautiful in his miracles -- Beautiful in calling to life -- The impact of Jesus -- 6. 'Beautiful in Calling to Life': The Encounters in John's Gospel -- Nicodemus -- A Samaritan woman
Index of Names -- Biblical Index
The son of a royal official -- 7. 'Beautiful under the Scourges, Beautiful on the Cross' -- The Last Supper -- Luke's passion story -- John's passion story -- 8. 'Beautiful in the Tomb': Descent to the Dead -- Beautiful in the tomb -- Beautiful in his descent to the dead -- 9. 'Beautiful in Taking up His Life again': The Beauty of the Risen Christ -- The Gospels on the risen Christ's beauty -- Paul on the risen Christ's beauty -- The Book of Revelation on the risen Christ's beauty -- The Beauty of the risen Christ and the beauty of the Spirit -- Christic visions -- Epilogue -- Select Bibliography
Summary This book offers a working description of beauty. It draws on the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, to illustrate how the beauty of Christ manifested itself at every stage of his story
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Electronic resource, viewed June 18, 2020
Subject Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. Enarrationes in Psalmos. English.
Jesus Christ -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ.
Enarrationes in Psalmos (Augustine, of Hippo, Saint)
Theology, Doctrinal.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191888117