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The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Torstein Tollefsen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

St Maximus the Confessor (580–662) is an influential Byzantine thinker. The book is a study of the basic features of his thought, his philosophical theology or metaphysics. The term ‘Christocentric ... More


The Body in St Maximus the Confessor: Holy Flesh, Wholly Deified

Adam G. Cooper

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275700
eISBN:
9780191602399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927570X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Maximus the Confessor (580-662) is increasingly regarded as a theologian of towering ecumenical importance. This book engages the full vista of Maximus’ profound incarnational and cosmic theology ... More


Distinction and Unification

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The final chapter presents the way in which through a certain ‘intellectual’ asceticism the human person can reintegrate the fragmented humanity. Distinction, unification, wholeness, and deification ... More


Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This book is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought, namely activity and participation. It shows how activity in Christian thought is connected with the topic ... More


Cambridge Platonists and the Miltonic Heritage

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The tradition of prisca theologia and the Corpus Hermeticum are Pico della Mirandola instrumental in revival of preexistence. Real flowering is under the Cambridge Platonists, especially Henry More, ... More


Congar's Pneumatological Anthropology and Pneumatological Ecclesiology

Elizabeth Teresa Groppe

in Yves Congar's Theology of the Holy Spirit

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166422
eISBN:
9780199835638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166426.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents in systematic form Congar’s pneumatological anthropology and pneumatological ecclesiology. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the human person, Congar affirms, is a mystery ... 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 Life of Antony: Themes and Influence

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Life of Antony’s folktale surface should not lead modern readers to underestimate its sophistication. Athanasius was not only a skilled literary artist, but also a gifted theologian and a ... More


Life after Death

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter begins by setting out the terms of traditional aristocratic immortality in Rome, which consisted in the acquisition of praise (laus) and glory (gloria) during life and the survival in the ... More


Conclusion

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book has shown how Alexander the Great framed his life after the venerable precedents of Greek Myth, which were often, at the same time, his family traditions. Emulating Dionysus, Perseus, ... More


Viṭṭhal and Hero-Stones

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter enters into the controversy occasioned by the unusual stance of Viṭṭhal's images, in which the god is almost always depicted standing with his feet parallel to each other and his hands ... More


The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Norman Russell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Deification in the Greek patristic tradition was the fulfilment of the destiny for which humanity was created — not merely salvation from sin but entry into the fullness of the divine life of the ... More


The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

A. N. Williams

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book attempts to resolve one of the oldest and bitterest controversies between the Eastern and Western Christian churches: namely, the dispute about the doctrine of deification. This book ... More


Introduction

Hilarion Alfeyev

in St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270096
eISBN:
9780191683893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270096.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Symeon the New Theologian is one of the most outstanding Fathers of the Eastern Church. Almost ten centuries after his death, his teachings on the vision of God as light, on sanctity and dispassion, ... 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


The God to Whom We are Likened

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/9780195124361.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins the examination of Aquinas by asking: what does it mean to be deified? It is far from clear that Aquinas holds a doctrine of deification in the first place. One might spend long ... More


The Manner of Our Likening

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/9780195124361.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

With the conclusion of the doctrine of the Trinity, Aquinas turns his attention to creation. Characteristically, the border between the doctrine of God and the doctrine of creation is indistinct. As ... 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


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


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


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