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The Council of Lyons to the Eve of Ferrara-Florence

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Following the Fourth Crusade, attempts were made to heal the schism by means of a reunion council. Although ultimately unsuccessful, these encounters did provide the East with the opportunity to ... More


Theosis as Constituent of the Doctrine of God

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter gathers the variegated strands of Palamas' doctrine of deification and groups them into two main themes. Identifying the principal themes of the Palamite doctrine of theosis will provide ... More


Images of Deification

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins the examination of Palamas with the same means used for Aquinas: by seeking direct references to deification and using the themes found in these passages as a guide through the ... More


The Divine Activity

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

There is a distinction to be conceived between God's essence and his activity (energeia). This distinction is discussed with a view to Gregory Palamas and earlier theological developments. Maximus ... More


Gregory Palamas and the Latin West

Marcus Plested

in Orthodox Readings of Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199650651
eISBN:
9780191745225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650651.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter deals with Gregory Palamas' reception of the Latin West. Taking his evident use of Augustine as a starting point, it argues for the existence of an Orthodox interpretation of procession ... More


The Problem and Its History

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins by addressing the question of why Palamas and Aquinas should be compared specifically on the issue of deification. It then discusses the irreconcilability of Thomism and Palamism. ... More


Within The Divine Life

Nicholas J. Healy

in The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Eschatology as Communion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199278367
eISBN:
9780191603419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278369.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In Chapter Four, an analysis of the debate between Thomas Aquinas and Gregory Palamas on the nature of the visio dei secures the principle that without ongoing mediation, the union of God and the ... More


The Theology of St Gregory Palamas

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Palamas’ theology on the background of patristic thought is investigated as interpreted in the earlier chapters of the book. Palamas’ doctrine of divine activity or energy is seen as a special ... More


Conclusion

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter assesses the theologies of Aquinas and Palamas in light of the charges rehearsed in Chapter 1. To review, the recriminations of East and West over the deification concern: the West's ... More


Epilogue

Norman Russell

in The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter outlines the development of deification, looking at Leontius of Jerusalem, John Damascene, Symeon, Gregory Palamas, the dissemination of Hesychast spirituality, and the modern approaches ... More


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