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Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Jon M. Robertson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book presents a detailed study of the theological concept (divine mediation) that was central to the Christological controversy of the early 4th century. The subject of this study is the access ... More


The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Kevin Madigan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Theologians have always struggled to understand how humanity and divinity coexisted in the person of Christ. Proponents of the Arian heresy, which held that Jesus could not have been fully divine, ... 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


Marcellus of Ancyra and the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345

Sara Parvis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280131
eISBN:
9780191603792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the recent explosion of scholarship on the Arian controversy, the years immediately after Nicaea have been comparatively neglected. This is partly because the prevailing view in the ... More


The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

David M. Gwynn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This monograph offers a historical and theological re-evaluation of the polemical writings of Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria (328-73) and their influence upon modern interpretations of the so-called ... More


Athanasius' Earliest Polemical Work: the ‘Eusebians’ in the Epistula Encyclica of 339

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes the earliest extant polemical work of Athanasius against the ‘Eusebians’, the Epistula Encyclica of 339. This text identifies all the essential elements that recur throughout ... More


The Origin of the ‘Eusebians’ in the Polemic of Athanasius

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter traces the origins of Athanasius’ polemic against the ‘Eusebians’. The ‘Eusebian party’ first appears in the Encyclical Letter of Athanasius’ predecessor Alexander, and the analysis of ... More


The Influence of Athanasius' Polemic 339–46

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the influence of Athanasius’ polemic upon the western Church in the period 339-46. This influence is particularly visible in two texts quoted by Athanasius in his Apologia ... More


The ‘Eusebians’ in Action

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Athanasius’ presentation of the ‘Eusebians’ in action, particularly in the Historia Arianorum and the other works of his third exile (356-62). Those actions include the writing ... More


The ‘Arianism’ of the ‘Eusebians’

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter assesses Athanasius’ presentation of the ‘Eusebians’ as ‘Arian’. After a brief introduction to Athanasius’ highly polarized heresiological polemic, it traces Athanasius’ construction of ... More


 Humanity, Divinity, and Biblical Exegesis in Early Arian Thought

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter talks about Arian, including less well known Latin Arian sources. It analyzes how the Arians interpreted these texts, shows why they thought it theologically necessary to analyze them as ... More


  Christus Nesciens?: Was Christ Ignorant of the Day of Judgment?

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Arian writers made much of the blunt admission by Jesus that he was ignorant of the Day of Judgment. This chapter examines orthodox responses to the charge that this was proof of the inferiority ... More


  Christus Patiens?: Did Christ Suffer Pain in the Passion?

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Hilary of Poitier's attempt to neutralize Arian subordinationism by arguing that Jesus felt no physical pain in his passion and death. The wide gap between patristic and ... More


Introduction

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter explores the perplexity of scholarly approaches to the early Arian controversy. It identifies recent approaches to the period that are inadequate due to erroneous ... More


Mediation in Eusebius of Caesarea

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyses Eusebius of Caesarea's understanding of the radical transcendence of God the Father, which influenced his view of the Word as an intervening mediator between the Father and the ... More


Middle Period (403 to 419)

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter begins with an analysis of De consensu euangelistarum, showing that it is based on a Vulgate text-type even though Old Latin forms are found in citations out of the gospel sequence. The ... More


Later Works (after 419)

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The analysis of the citations of John in Augustine's works composed after 419 reveals the increasing influence of the Vulgate. In secondary citations the Old Latin forms typical of his mental text ... More


Against the ‘Arians’: Outline of Books 1 to 7

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/9780199553464.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

The chapter is devoted to the sequential analysis of books 1 to 7 of the De Trinitate and of its main themes: it provides a discussion of Arian interpretations of scriptural texts and of they logical ... More


Trinity and Ontology

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/9780199553464.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

A comparison is made between the understanding of God's inner‐Trinitarian life presupposed by Christology, soteriology, doctrine of revelation and of the Holy Spirit and the polemical anti‐‘Arian’ ... More


 Christian Naturalism

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

William Bentley's Arminianism was hardly unique to him, but he also addressed other, more deep‐seated problems surrounding claims about God's attributes and God's power. These were problems that ... More


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