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‘Into the Holy of Holies’: Cassian's Christology

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines this Cassian's Christocentrism with specific reference to the monastic character of Cassian's theology. Cassian's treatise On the Incarnation of the Lord, against Nestorius the ... More


Clement: Christian Writer in Second‐Century Alexandria

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The first part of this chapter deals with the social, cultural, and religious aspects of the city of Alexandria around 200 AD. The second part discusses the origins of the Christian Church in ... More


The opinio singularis: The First Recension of Durandus of St Pourçain's Commentary on the Sentences

Isabel Iribarren

in Durandus of St Pourcain: A Dominican Theologian in the Shadow of Aquinas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282319
eISBN:
9780191603426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282315.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the first recension of Durandus’s commentary, conveying his initial teaching on the Trinity as it was first intended and ... More


The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy. John provided a running ... More


Introduction

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the thoughts and views of John of Scythopolis on the Pseudo–Dionysian writings. This re-evaluates the earliest reception ... More


Excursus: Professional Women

Carol Meyers

in Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199734559
eISBN:
9780199979332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734559.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on the “professional” positions—ones requiring special knowledge, skills, or both—held by Israelite women that served people beyond the household. The positions held by women ... More


Contemplation at Cassiciacum

John Peter Kenney

in Contemplation and Classical Christianity: A Study in Augustine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199563708
eISBN:
9780191747328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563708.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Three turns to Augustine’s developing understanding of contemplation in his pre-baptismal texts. Two related trajectories are identified in these early accounts of contemplation: the “ascent ... More


Christian Transcendentalism

John Peter Kenney

in Contemplation and Classical Christianity: A Study in Augustine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199563708
eISBN:
9780191747328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563708.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Five concentrates on the Confessions. Christian contemplation was for Augustine the practice of transcendence, the interior access of the soul to an acosmic God. But that theology was not ... More


Delivering the Spirit

Timothy Luckritz Marquis

in Transient Apostle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187144
eISBN:
9780300187427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187144.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter talks about the performative work of an “apostle” placed in the middle of a number of ancient expectations with regards to the limitations of the ability of language to change the world. ... More


The Holy of Holies

Ann Conway-Jones

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Holy of holies imagery is important to Gregory. He says that ‘the truth of reality is truly a holy thing, a holy of holies, and is incomprehensible and inaccessible to the multitude’. Unlike Clement, ... More


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