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Apophaticism and the Distinction between Essence and Power

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:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement’s model for a distinction between God’s essence and his powers or energies is presented. Clement’s emphasis is on unknowability versus knowability — God as essence is unknowable, God as the ... More


Trinity and Revelation

Luigi Gioia

in The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553464
eISBN:
9780191720796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

Augustine's doctrine of revelation is formulated through the divine attributes of invisibility (Augustine's equivalent for unknowability) and immutability. This approach gives to revelation a ... More


The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

James Phillips

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book asks how the literary works of the German writer Heinrich von Kleist might be considered a critique and elaboration of Kantian philosophy. In 1801, the 23-year-old Kleist, attributing his ... More


The Future of Catholicism

Jean-Luc Marion

in Believing in Order to See: On the Rationality of Revelation and the Irrationality of Some Believers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275847
eISBN:
9780823277018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275847.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Catholicism has an ethical role in contemporary culture as raising questions about norms and practices in order to preserve the dignity of the human being. The Church must give the Word (Christ) to ... More


Advaita to Kant

A. Raghuramaraju

in Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092230
eISBN:
9780199082599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyses Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya’s offering of Advaita to overcome the Kantian problem of unknowability of the self. Unlike Gandhi, who sought internal resources, whether in dealing ... More


Tragedy and Greek Myth

Richard Buxton

in Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557615
eISBN:
9780191752209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557615.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the distinctiveness of retellings of myth in Greek tragedy as compared to other genres. The argument addresses several questions. What happens in Greek tragedies? There is ... More


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