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Divine Infinity and Human Progress

Jarred A. Mercer

in Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190903534
eISBN:
9780190903565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903534.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Hilary of Poitiers’s doctrine of divine infinity lies at the foundation of his theological project, and its full significance for his overall thought has not been realized. This chapter argues that ... More


Secrecy of the Gift and the Gift of Secrecy

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the nexus of secrecy, the gift, and the apophatic in the thought of Derrida. Many scholars have weighed in on these themes, but I will reexamine them from the particular ... More


Anthropomorphism and Apophaticism

Wesley J. Wildman

in In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198815990
eISBN:
9780191853524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815990.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

To appreciate the risks and benefits of anthropomorphism, it is important (1) to appreciate the genius and limitations of human cognition, (2) to compare ultimacy models to see what difference ... More


Conclusion

Wesley J. Wildman

in In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198815990
eISBN:
9780191853524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815990.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This study described the three classes of ultimacy models under discussion, noting internal variations within each class, eliminating inferior members, and retaining the most compelling ... More


Darkness

Ann Conway-Jones

in Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Darkness is a biblical theme. Gregory continues the Alexandrian tradition of commenting on Exodus 20:21 and Psalm 18:12, heightening Philo’s apophaticism. He uses darkness as a symbol of divine ... More


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