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University Theologians on Pagan Virtue and Salvation

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the different trajectories taken by discussions among (mainly) university theologians of pagan virtue, before turning to the topic of salvation in the rest of the chapter. After ... More


Pagan Virtue, 1400–1700

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter turns to the second aspect of the Problem of Paganism: virtue. The dominant view among scholastic theologians in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was that pagans could be ... More


Introduction

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses the ‘Problem of Paganism’ and premise of this issue, as well as the scope and methods this volume will undertake in unraveling the subject. The Problem posited ... More


Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the ‘Problem of Paganism’, which this book identifies and examines for the ... More


Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

David Decosimo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines Thomas Aquinas’s conception of “pagan virtue” – of whether non-Christians or those without grace can lead truly virtuous lives – and explains how that vision relates to the ... More


Introduction Intrusions of grace

David Decosimo

in Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction identifies the book’s topic and elucidates its theological, philosophical, and political significance. The chapter explains that, for Thomas, the question of “pagan virtue” concerns ... More


Neo-Roman Interlude: Machiavelli and the Anti-Constitutional Tradition

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 establishes a contrast between two Roman traditions—the constitutionalist one that is the subject of this book, and the Machiavellian, neo-Roman one that was in many ways opposed to ... More


Other Worlds: Chaucer’s Classicism

Alastair Minnis

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chaucer’s classicism is as much about the present as it is about the past. It accommodates, indeed enables, a remarkable degree of cultural relativism, which is reluctant to resort to simplistic ... More


Imperium sine fine: Carneades, the Splendid Vice of Glory, and the Justice of Empire

Benjamin Straumann

in International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Cicero’s Republic contains a debate about the justice of Roman rule and Roman Empire. The so-called Carneadean debate, known to early modern natural lawyers through its echoes in Virgil, Lactantius, ... More


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