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Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Aaron P. Johnson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.001.0001

The task of the early Christian apologists was fundamentally one of constructing, maintaining, and manipulating the identities of Christianity and its rivals — Greeks, Jews, Romans, and others. ... More

Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

A. M. C. Casiday

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.001.0001

Though the monastic writings of St John Cassian have been enduringly popular, his reputation (not least as a theological author) has been seriously compromised. This book begins with an evaluation of ... More

The Other Christs

The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Candida Moss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.001.0001

This book uses the martyrs’ imitation of Jesus in the acts of the martyrs as a window into the history of ideas. It argues, first, that the presentations of the deaths of the martyrs are modeled on ... More

The Irrational Augustine

The Irrational Augustine

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199262083
eISBN:
9780191603761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926208x.001.0001

This book explores the earliest works of St. Augustine to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, one who gives questioning, uncertainty, and human limitations their due role in his theology. These ... More

Augustine's Way into the Will

Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Simon Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.001.0001

Augustine is a pivotal figure in the history of the concept of will, but what is his ‘theory of will’? This book investigates Augustine’s use of ‘will’ in one particular context, his dialogue On Free ... More

Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Philip Burton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.001.0001

This book argues that Augustine's Confessions may fruitfully be read as a series of encounters with language and signs: as a baby learning to speak, as a schoolboy orator, student, professor of ... More

Augustine and the Disciplines

Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions

Karla Pollmann and Mark Vessey (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230044
eISBN:
9780191696381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230044.001.0001

This book takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became ... More

Black Robes & Buckskin

Black Robes & Buckskin: A Selection from the Jesuit Relations

Catharine Randall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232628
eISBN:
9780823240449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232628.001.0001

The Jesuit Relations, written by new world Jesuit missionaries from 1632 to 1673 back to their Superior in France, have long been a remarkable source of both historical knowledge and spiritual ... More

East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church

East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Henry Chadwick

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.001.0001

The greatest Christian split of all has been that between East and West, between Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox, a rift that is still apparent today. This book provides a balanced account of the ... More

The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Norman Russell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.001.0001

Deification in the Greek patristic tradition was the fulfilment of the destiny for which humanity was created — not merely salvation from sin but entry into the fullness of the divine life of the ... More

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