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Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Henny Fiskå Hägg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Apophatic theology claims that God is unknowable, and this book investigates the earliest stages of Christian apophaticism. It focuses on the writings of Clement of Alexandria (around AD 200): his ... More


Conclusion

J. REBECCA LYMAN

in Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267454
eISBN:
9780191683275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Logos Christology was not a passive product of cosmological categories, but a creative, passionate model of an emerging world-view. In their apologetic and polemical presentations of Christology, ... More


Clement's Concept of God (II): The Son as Logos

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:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement’s Logos-theology concerns the function, status, and role of the Son in relation to the Father. On the one hand, it emphasizes the Son’s peculiar or paradoxical position as being distinct from ... More


Sermo

Philip Burton

in Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines some of the traditions of attitudes towards language, which form part of the cultural backdrop to Augustine's work. Particular attention is given to the growth of hesychasm and ... More


Epilogue

Philip Burton

in Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the presentation of language acquisition given in the Confessions. It is argued that Augustine presents this as being two-edged; language permits the child to interact with ... More


The Logos, the logoi, and Created Beings

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/9780199237142.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Logos is the centre of all the logoi, i.e. the divine acts of will that are eternally conceived but expressed at the moment of creation. Through the logoi a well-ordered cosmos is instituted. The ... More


Union in Labor: Creation through the Son in the Gospel of John

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Logos of John 1 is rooted in God's speech acts in Genesis 1. This creative Logos is best explicated by recourse to the remainder of the Gospel (the word Logos occurs a full forty times in John; ... More


Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Donald Fairbairn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book addresses the question of whether the fifth‐century pronouncements about Christ's person were reflective of a genuine theological consensus in the early Church, or whether they were merely ... More


God's Own Son as the Source of Grace in Cyril's Later Writings

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with Cyril's writings during and after the controversy and argues that for Cyril, one cannot view the christological union as a communion between God and the assumed man. Instead, ... More


Grace and the Logos' Double Birth in the Early Church

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the light of the book's treatment of grace and christology, this chapter argues that the central issue in patristic christology was not whether Christ was one person or two or whether one spoke of ... More


On the Idea of Potency: Juridical and Theological Roots of the Western Cultural Tradition

Emanuele Castrucci

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411844
eISBN:
9781474426770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411844.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Does there exist a Logos capable of limiting the very power of God? This question closely relates an inquiry arising in classical Greek philosophy to the theological knowledge originating in Jewish ... More


Coleridge’s Philosophy: The Logos as Unifying Principle

Mary Anne Perkins

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240754
eISBN:
9780191680250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240754.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Coleridge's status as a philosopher has often been questioned. ‘I am a poor poet in England’, he admitted, ‘but in America, I am a great philosopher’. J. S. Mill's assertion that ‘the time is yet far ... More


What is a brand?

Barrie Gunter

in Kids and Branding In A Digital World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097874
eISBN:
9781526104359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097874.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Brands ascended as advances in technology enabled mass production of goods and speedier forms of transportation over long distances so that local products could spread beyond local markets. With the ... More


Introduction

Mary Anne Perkins

in Coleridge’s Philosophy: The Logos as Unifying Principle

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240754
eISBN:
9780191680250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240754.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Much of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's work has been published for the first time in recent years. In the light of new revelations consequent upon this and upon the availability of the new critical ... More


Conclusion: ‘Logosophia’

Mary Anne Perkins

in Coleridge’s Philosophy: The Logos as Unifying Principle

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240754
eISBN:
9780191680250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240754.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book has explored Coleridge's Logos theme as the unifying principle which connects his theories of language and imagination, his philosophy of nature, his attempt to establish an epistemology ... More


Early Christian Cosmologies

J. REBECCA LYMAN

in Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267454
eISBN:
9780191683275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The purpose of this study is to reconstruct the religious significance of various ancient models of divine activity and soteriology by re-examining the transitions of Logos Christology in the 3rd and ... More


Eusebius of Caesarea: Power and Progress

J. REBECCA LYMAN

in Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267454
eISBN:
9780191683275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The most recurrent description of Eusebius' theology is ‘old-fashioned’; it is usually summarized as a mixture of biblical exegesis, simplified Origenism, and uncritical Platonism. From his earliest ... More


The Transformation of Wisdom

John Ashton

in Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269793
eISBN:
9780191683817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter begins by asking two questions concerning the Prologue of John's Gospel. The literary question was raised by Bultmann in his seminal article for the Gunkel Festschrift in 1923: ‘Up to ... More


The Revelation of the Son and the Names of God

Peter Widdicombe

in The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242481
eISBN:
9780191697111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242481.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Origen's doctrine of revelation. Origen is certain that we may come to a saving knowledge of God's transcendent nature. But he distances himself from what he considers to be ... More


After/Word Intercarnate

Catherine Keller

in Intercarnations: Exercises in Theological Possibility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276455
eISBN:
9780823277094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276455.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book concludes by reflecting on what can come after the incarnate Word. As Word it precedes world. It considers intercarnation, which has a tenuous grip even on the status of “word,” as a word ... More


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