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Gregory the Great's Prayer for Trajan

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The eighth and final chapter briefly surveys the history of posthumous salvation after Augustine. Central is a story told about Pope Gregory the Great (sixth century), who supposedly uttered a prayer ... More


Job and Innocent Suffering

David Brown

in Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270188
eISBN:
9780191600425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Three interpretations of the book are examined and the way in which they generated alternative trajectories for subsequent Jewish thinking in writings such as in the Testament ... More


Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Thomas L. Humphries, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book is about the Holy Spirit, monks, and other Catholic theologians who lived around the Mediterranean in the 5th and 6th centuries. It makes three interconnected arguments. The first argument ... More


Dialogue of Desire: Gregory’s Ascetic Pneumatology

Thomas L. Humphries

in Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter argues that Gregory, like Cassian, understands the Holy Spirit as the reformer of thoughts, desires, and affections, as well as the former of virtues. Gregory is also a devoted student ... More


The Spirit in Contemplation and Allegory

Thomas L. Humphries

in Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter closes the arguments about Gregory as an Augustinian theologian who follows Cassian’s ascetic pneumatology. Gregory modifies some elements of Augustine’s theology (like the low ... More


The Meanings of Angels

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Since angels were believed to live in a state of heavenly bliss far superior to earthly life, a number of late antique and early medieval churchmen advised their congregations to take angels as role ... More


Introduction

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This introductory chapter argues that early medieval ideas about angels have been wrongly overlooked as a source for the religious culture of the early Middle Ages. Although they have seemed to ... More


Gluttony and Abstinence

Robert B. Kruschwitz

in Virtues and Their Vices

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199645541
eISBN:
9780191744549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter analyzes the capital vice of gluttony as essentially a deformation of one’s nexus of beliefs about and sensory desires for food and drink, which has social implications because its ... More


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