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Spirituality: Perpetual Progress inthe Good

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/9780199280766.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of how Gregory of Nyssa's spiritual writings have rarely been the subject of extended and systematic theological reflection in English, nor do they seem to have ... More


Asceticism and Society

Patrik Hagman

in The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593194
eISBN:
9780191595677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593194.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this concluding chapter the results of the study is gathered and related to the questions posed in chapter one. For Isaac asceticism is a way to respond to existential questions. Asceticism ... More


Thecla Desiring and Desired

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter offers a close analysis of The Acts of Paul and Thecla, tracing how desire, restraint, and narrative transformation intersect with depictions of virginity, maternity, and masculinity. ... More


Conclusion: The Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The Conclusion recapitulates the book's argument and argues that the achievement of Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa in transforming divine simplicity has ongoing relevance for Christian ... More


Conversion

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter uses Epiphanius of Cyprus's writings to explore three different types of religious conversion, each of which offers a glimpse into the frontiers of Christian personhood and each is ... More


The Test Case of Epic Poetry in Late Antiquity

Karla Pollmann

in The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198726487
eISBN:
9780191793295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726487.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines how epic, considered the grandest of all classical literary genres, was transformed in late antiquity in order to make its cultural potential serve (not only) Christian ends. ... More


Apollinarius, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa: Towards a Christology of Transformation

Brian E. Daley, SJ

in God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Apollinarius of Laodicea argued that the divine wisdom, in Christ, took the place of a human reason, and so that the human Christ has existed eternally, as part of the Logos’s person. So even the ... More


Concluding reflections

Norman Russell

in Gregory Palamas and the Making of Palamism in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199644643
eISBN:
9780191772351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644643.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Akindynos’ negative assessment of Palamas’ character has been influential, particularly through its strong endorsement by Juan Nadal. Palamas knew how to use social networks and construct arguments ... More


The End of Sacrifice

Guy G. Stroumsa

in The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198738862
eISBN:
9780191802065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738862.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

This chapter shows how the end of blood sacrifices represented one of the most significant transformations of religion in late antiquity. Four main aspects of this multiform transformation are ... More


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