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Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Anna Marmodoro and Irini-Fotini Viltanioti (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767206
eISBN:
9780191821370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767206.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

What are divine powers? What is their relation to divine nature? Is power the essence of divinity, or are divine powers distinct from divine essence? Are they divine hypostases or are they divine ... More

The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea

The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea

Hazel Johannessen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198787242
eISBN:
9780191829314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787242.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book explores how Eusebius of Caesarea’s ideas about demons interacted with and helped to shape his thought on other topics, particularly political topics. In doing so, it builds on and ... More

The Vision of Didymus the BlindA Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism

The Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism

Grant D. Bayliss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198747895
eISBN:
9780191810770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747895.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

A broad reading of the theological and exegetical works of Didymus the Blind suggests he is best understood not in terms of older ‘Alexandrian’/‘Antiochene’ paradigms but as a proponent of ... More

The Theological Anthropology of Eustathius of Antioch

The Theological Anthropology of Eustathius of Antioch

Sophie Cartwright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744559
eISBN:
9780191805813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744559.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book explores Eustathius of Antioch’s theological anthropology, offering unprecedented insight into one of the early ‘Arian’ controversy’s most important thinkers. It situates Eustathius in ... More

Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist ControversyRhetoric and Power

Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power

Krastu Banev

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727545
eISBN:
9780191793660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book examines the involvement of archbishop Theophilus of Alexandria (385–412) in the so-called First Origenist Controversy, when the famed third-century Greek theologian Origen received, a ... More

The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Jonathan L. Zecher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book introduces readers to John Climacus’ Ladder of Divine Ascent, a seventh-century monastic text of spiritual direction written in the tradition of Chalcedonian Christianity. Engagement with ... More

The Practical Christology of Philoxenos of Mabbug

The Practical Christology of Philoxenos of Mabbug

David A. Michelson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198722960
eISBN:
9780191789595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722960.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Philoxenos of Mabbug (c.440–523) was a prolific late-antique theologian and polemicist who produced the largest literary corpus to have survived in Syriac. He earned a reputation as the leading ... More

John Chrysostom on Divine PedagogyThe Coherence of his Theology and Preaching

John Chrysostom on Divine Pedagogy: The Coherence of his Theology and Preaching

David Rylaarsdam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198715382
eISBN:
9780191783159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715382.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Contrary to the portrayals of John Chrysostom as a theologically impaired, moralizing sophist, this study argues that his thinking is remarkably coherent when it is understood on his own terms and ... More

Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Ann Conway-Jones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This study examines Gregory of Nyssa’s tabernacle imagery, as found in Life of Moses 2.170–201. Gregory is commenting on Moses’ vision of the tabernacle ‘not made with hands’ received within the ... More

Cyril of Alexandria's Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

Cyril of Alexandria's Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

Matthew R. Crawford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198722625
eISBN:
9780191789328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722625.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

More exegetical literature survives from the hand of Cyril of Alexandria than from nearly any other Greek patristic author, yet his work has scarcely received the degree of attention it deserves. ... More

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