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Document Details :
Title: 'He Loves Not the Person but the Nature'
Subtitle: God's Love for Human Nature in Isaac of Nineveh
Author(s): BUMAZHNOV, Dmitrii F.
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 71 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2019
The article explores the anthropology of the Syriac church father Isaac of Niniveh, also known as Isaac the Syrian. Perhaps a distant echo of the debates around Augustine’s concept of original sin, Isaac starts with an idea of God as immutable and unchangeable, whose love for the human race as his creation is equally universal and unconditional, and does not make differences on grounds of individual deeds. One consequence in inter-human relations is also unconditional love for one another, reflecting the dignity God has bestowed on humanity at large.