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Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Richard Sorabji

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Stoics (Chrysippus, Seneca, Epictetus) tell us how to get rid of unwanted emotions by re-evaluating situations (cognitive therapy). In their view, an emotion is a pair of value judgements that ... More


The Traditions Of Moderation and Eradication

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Stoic advocacy of freedom from emotion (apatheia) is opposed to Aristotle's of moderate emotion (metriopatheia), which was the majority preference, although Plato has shifting emphases. Some saw ... More


First Movements As Bad Thoughts: Origen and his Legacy

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Christ or Jewish patriarchs got assimilated to the Stoic ideal of freedom from emotion (apatheia) by reinterpreting their apparent emotions as first movements or ‘prepassions’: Philo the Jew, Origen, ... More


From First Movements To the Seven Cardinal Sins Evagrius

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Evagrius (4th century CE Christian) found himself as desert hermit assailed by the eight involuntary bad thoughts of gluttony, lust, avarice, distress, anger boredom (akêdia), vanity (concern with ... More


First Movements In Augustine: Adaptation and Misunderstanding

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Augustine agreed that sin starts when we enjoy or prolong bad thoughts, and concluded that we need to seek forgiveness by saying the Lord's Prayer every day. He was against the view he ascribed to ... More


Christians On Moderation Versus Eradication

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stoic apatheia was accepted as an ideal for certain humans by Philo the Jew and many leading Christians: Clement of Alexandria, Origen, the Cappadocians (Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of ... More


Essential Unity of Soul and Body: Ambrose’s Hylomorphic Theory

J. Warren Smith

in Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Having argued in Chapter 1 that for Ambrose the divisive tension between the soul and the body is not the proper relationship as God intended it in creation, but is the result of the fall, this ... More


Perfection in Resurrection

Morwenna Ludlow

in Universal Salvation: Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270225
eISBN:
9780191600661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270224.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Gregory of Nyssa's key claim that the resurrection will restore human beings to their original state before the Fall. It assesses his theological anthropology as expressed ... More


Introduction

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Many modern theologians advocate the claim that God suffers and are convinced that divine impassibility is untenable on philosophical, exegetical, and broadly religious grounds. As a result, the ... More


The Case Against the Theory of Theology's Fall into Hellenistic Philosophy

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The standard modern approach to the patristic idea of the divine (im)passibility is to draw a sharp distinction between the unemotional and uninvolved God of the Greek philosophers and the passionate ... More


The Asceticon of Abba Isaiah

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Asceticon of Abba Isaiah is an intriguing work in that it contains works of Macarius in both the Greek and Syriac manuscript traditions. The Isaian material proper also contains clear signs of ... More


The ascent to God in prayer

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter explores the dynamics of Palladius’ model asceticism and its indebtedness to Origen and especially Evagrius of Pontus. It demonstrates that Palladius adapted an Evagrian understanding of ... More


Augustine of Hippo

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter analyses the fourteenth book of The City of God against the Pagans (c. fifth century CE) by Augustine of Hippo. Book 14 contains the analysis of Adam and Eve's life in the ... More


The Higher Christian Life: gnōsis, apatheia, agapē

John Behr

in Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

One of the main themes of Stromateis is the maturity of a bonafide Gnostic compared with the immaturity of a simple believer. Clement gives emphasis on a twofold faith wherein one believes in the ... More


Conclusion

John Behr

in Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The book defines two different theologies regarding the existence and nature of man. For Irenaeus, asceticism is man living life in the image of God. For Clement, man is in control of how he becomes ... More


A Warrior's Anger

Nancy Sherman

in Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315912
eISBN:
9780199851201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315912.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Stoic conception of anger and the control of anger. It examines the Stoic view that anger is a dangerous emotion that can torment both its possessor and the human beings ... More


CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 1 Emotions in Ancient Philosophy

Simo Knuuttila

in Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The philosophical analysis of emotion was introduced by Plato and developed further by Aristotle. Plato's various ideas pertaining to feeling and emotion are dealt with in Sect. 1–3 and Aristotle's ... More


CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 2 Emotions and the Ancient Emotions and the Ancient Pursuit of Christian Perfection

Simo Knuuttila

in Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266388
eISBN:
9780191601750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266387.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Early Christian theories of the emotions were influenced by the Platonic psychology and control oriented therapy as well as by the Stoic theory and therapy. Particularly important were the Stoic ... More


Dispassionate Passions *

Peter King

in Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199579914
eISBN:
9780191745959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579914.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The idea that passions of the soul can be dispassionate is examined. It originates in Antiquity with the Stoics and is developed in the Middle Ages by Augustine and Aquinas. The Stoics thought ... More


Becoming a Spiritual World of God: The Theological Anthropology of Maximus the Confessor

Brock Bingaman

in The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390261
eISBN:
9780199932931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390261.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the manner of the transformation of the fallen passions in the Fathers of the Philokalia.


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