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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


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


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


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


The Commentaries of Origen and Jerome on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians

Ronald E. Heine

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245512
eISBN:
9780191600630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245517.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

It has long been known that Jerome depended on Origen to some extent in producing his own commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians. Several excerpts from Origen's commentary on Ephesians have ... More


Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Henny Fiskå Hägg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Apophatic theology claims that God is unknowable, and this book investigates the earliest stages of Christian apophaticism. It focuses on the writings of Clement of Alexandria (around AD 200): his ... More


Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Alan Scott

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

It was widely assumed by intellectuals from antiquity to the Middle Ages that the beauty and regularity of the heavens was a sign of their superior life. Through this belief the stars gained an ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the book. It begins by describing apophatic theology (approaching the divine through negation) in relation to kataphatic theology (based on affirmation) or ... More


The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Peter Widdicombe

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242481
eISBN:
9780191697111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242481.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The fatherhood of God has a central, if increasingly controversial, place in Christian thinking about God. Yet although Christians have referred to God as Father from the earliest days of the faith, ... More


Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

J. Rebecca Lyman

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267454
eISBN:
9780191683275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book offers a fresh interpretation of the relation between Greek thought and ancient Christian theology through an analysis of three foundational and controversial thinkers: Origen, Eusebius of ... More


Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Andrew Louth

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This book seeks to exorcize the spectre of the Enlightenment by drawing on H. G. Gadamer's demonstration of ‘how little the traditions in which we stand are weakened’ by the legacy of the ... More


Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I"

Charles M. Stang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This book argues that the pseudonym, Dionysius the Areopagite, and the influence of Paul together constitute the best interpretive lens for understanding the Corpus Dionysiacum [CD]. This book ... More


Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Melchisedec Törönen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is the first study that presents, in a single volume, the whole of St Maximus the Confessor's thought in the light of unity and diversity. The principle of simultaneous union and ... More


Rome Among the Nations: Eusebius' Praeparatio and the Unmaking of Greek Political Theology

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter seeks a reappraisal of Eusebius’ political theology from the standpoint of ethnic argumentation. Often characterized as laying the basis for later Christian conceptions of kingship and ... More


Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Mark S.M. Scott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores Origen of Alexandria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It argues that his layered cosmology functions as a theodicy that discerns deeper ... More


Introduction

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/9780199297184.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of St John Cassian's profile in historical theology. It argues that Cassian was a creative and synthetic thinker who was perfectly capable of ... More


The Antiochene Tradition Inherited by Theodoret

Paul B. Clayton, Jr.

in The Christology of Theodoret of Cyrus: Antiochene Christology from the Council of Ephesus (431) to the Council of Chalcedon (451)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198143987
eISBN:
9780191711497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198143987.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the Antiochene tradition inherited by Theodoret. Theodoret's immediate predecessors in this tradition were Diodore of Tarsus, who died c.390 after a vigorous struggle against ... More


Clement's Concept of God (II): The Son as Logos

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:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement’s Logos-theology concerns the function, status, and role of the Son in relation to the Father. On the one hand, it emphasizes the Son’s peculiar or paradoxical position as being distinct from ... More


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


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