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The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys

Andrew Louth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291403
eISBN:
9780191710674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291403.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Scholars of the patristic era have paid more attention to the dogmatic tradition in their period than to the development of Christian mystical theology. This book aims to redress the balance. ... More


Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology

Gloria L. Schaab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195329124
eISBN:
9780199785711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329124.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The global reality of suffering and death has demanded an authentic theological response in every era and has impelled debate concerning God's relationship to suffering and the conceivability of the ... More


Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection

Beth Felker Jones

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309812
eISBN:
9780199785353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309812.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book articulates a Christian theology of the body in light of both the doctrine of the resurrection of the body and the ethical concerns of feminism. In conversation with Augustine and Calvin, ... More


The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Brent Waters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book provides a critical and constructive overview of historic and contemporary themes on the family in Christian social and political thought. The principal historic sources examined include ... More


Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

David Albert Jones

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book considers two basic questions: how can we live well in the face of death?; and when, if ever, is it legitimate deliberately to bring human life to an end? It does so by considering the ... More


Conclusion

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of John Cassian's writings. It is argued that Cassian's works are relevant to the study of monasticism, in both the East and West, and to the host of ... More


Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book introduces the concept of theistic natural signs. It argues that these signs, the concept of which comes from a modified and expanded account of Reidian natural signs, provide sufficient ... More


Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities

Deborah Beth Creamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369151
eISBN:
9780199871193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369151.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Attention to embodiment and the religious significance of bodies is one of the most significant shifts in contemporary theology. In the midst of this, however, experiences of disability have received ... More


Western European Liberation Theology: The First Wave (1924-1959)

Gerd-Rainer Horn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204496
eISBN:
9780191708145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book studies the development of a distinct, progressive variant of Catholicism in 20th century Western Europe. This Left Catholicism served to lay the basis for the subsequent events and ... More


Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The works of Ambrosiaster, a Christian writing in Rome in the late 4th century, were influential on at the time and throughout the Middle Ages. This book starts by addressing the problem of the ... More


Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This book reveals the Hebrew Bible to be a sophisticated work of political philosophy, and the birthplace of egalitarian thought. Focusing on the Pentateuch, this book lays bare the manner in which ... More


Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Gerald R. McDermott (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Many books have been published on Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), widely regarded as the greatest American theologian. Some are by experts who typically write only for fellow specialists. Others are by ... More


Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Thomas B Dozeman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is an initial response to the call of the World Council of Churches for renewed theological reflection on the biblical roots of ordination to strengthen the vocational identity of the ... More


The Triumph of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation

Richard Viladesau

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335668
eISBN:
9780199869015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335668.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This volume, a sequel to the author's earlier book The Beauty of the Cross, carries the study of Christian soteriology into the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter‐Reformation eras. Drawing on ... More


Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Ara Paul Barsam

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Albert Schweitzer maintained that the idea of “Reverence for Life” came upon him on the Ogowe River as an “unexpected discovery, like a revelation in the midst of intense thought.” While Schweitzer ... More


John Wyclif

Stephen Edmund Lahey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The 14th-century English philosopher and theologian John Wyclif (d. 1384) has been described as a forerunner of the Reformation, but is better understood as the last important thinker of Oxford’s ... More


Introduction: Feminism and the Fathers

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of Gregory of Nyssa's anthropology: ideas on what it means to be human — male and female —, which have caught the attention of feminist theologians. It then ... More


Apophatic Theology as ‘Reaching out to What Lies Ahead’

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an overview of Part IV of the book, which extends the discussion of Gregory of Nyssa's concept of epektasis which was begun in Chapter 7. From the perspective of theologians of ... More


Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Byron L. Sherwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Recent sociological studies have confirmed the persistence of profound internal challenges to the continuity of Judaism as a religion and to the Jews as a people. These challenges are eroding the ... More


The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh

Patrik Hagman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593194
eISBN:
9780191595677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ascetic tracts of 7th century writer Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac the Syrian) provide a wealth of material to better understand early Christian asceticism. The study focuses on the role of the body in ... More


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