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Title: The theological anthropology of George MacDonald
Author: Perricone, Vincent
ISNI:       0000 0001 3484 3397
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1998
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Through the imaginative literary genius of the Scottish author George MacDonald (1824-1905) an exploration of the Mystery of Man and his/her relationship with and to God is explored along the lines of Theological Anthropology. Myth and the literary genre of fantasy (which, like religion is moral in character and relies on relationships with supernatural forces) are explored as vehicles for transmitting and articulating deep truths about what it means to be human. Moral and spiritual growth are explored from psychological sources (Existential and Humanistic Schools of Psychology), and religious sources (Cambridge Platonists and Thomistic Theology) with the goal seen as the perfection of love --deification; And this understood as an irrevocable destiny for all rational creatures.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BT Doctrinal Theology ; PN Literature (General) Philosophy Religion