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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


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


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


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


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