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Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

John Behr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human. By exploring their theological perspectives through their writings, the author also offers a ... More


Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition

Henry Chadwick

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266730
eISBN:
9780191683077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The historian of Western culture cannot travel far without discovering that the roots of many 20th-century questions lie in the ancient dialogue between the early Christians and culture of the old ... More


Asceticism, Heresy, and Early Christian Tradition

David G. Hunter

in Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199279784
eISBN:
9780191707391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279784.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jovinian's accusations against ascetic extremists had a precedent in earlier Christian tradition. Ascetic elitism was opposed by a number of early Christian writers, including 1 Clement, Ignatius, ... More


The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The progress that was made during the nineteenth century began to bear fruit in the twentieth, a transformation explainable by a number of factors. In the first half of the century Russian émigrés in ... More


Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This study examines the moral teachings of first-century Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism, and compares the two. The study falls into three main parts: Part I introduces and discusses the moral ... More


Christians On Moderation Versus Eradication

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stoic apatheia was accepted as an ideal for certain humans by Philo the Jew and many leading Christians: Clement of Alexandria, Origen, the Cappadocians (Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of ... More


Introduction to Roman Christianity

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Corresponding to chapter one, this chapter provides a general introduction to Roman Christianity. It begins with the difficult question of the origin of the Christ-movement in Rome. It is suggested ... More


The First Letter of Clement

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter deals with the First Letter of Clement (ca. 95 CE). Like Romans and 1 Peter, 1 Clement emphasises the virtue of love, albeit in a more indirect manner. The moral teaching of 1 Clement ... More


The Controversies over the Controversiae: 1580s–1590s

Stefania Tutino

in Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740536
eISBN:
9780199894765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740536.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the controversies that Bellarmine’s theories provoked within the Catholic world. Bellarmine’s potestas indirecta, in fact, did not only oppose him to the Protestant theologians ... More


History and Background, Baggage and Direction

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter provides a very brief history of plant ecology, and historical figures in the field, focusing on how previous ecologists have influenced the ways ecologists typically measure plant ... More


Transforming a Viking into a Saint: The Divine Office of St. Olav

Gunilla Iversen

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Norwegian Viking Olaf Haraldson (St. Olaf of Norway) was a feared and controversial warrior and king in his lifetime. In 1031, a year after his death, however, his body was transferred to the ... More


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

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Divine simplicity is the idea that, as the ultimate principle of the universe, God must be a non‐composite unity not made up of parts or diverse attributes. The idea was appropriated by early ... More


Labour, charity and voluntary action: The myth of hostility

Nicholas Deakin and Justin Davis Smith

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter overturns the simplistic characterisation of the twentieth-century Labour party as antagonistic to voluntarism. As it sets out, while opposition to voluntarism has indeed been a theme ... More


From Science to Silence: Clement of Alexandria and Origen

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/9780199574117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 2 engages the theological epistemology of Clement of Alexandria. It argues that Clement portrays Christian faith along the lines of what Aristotle called ‘science’ (epistêmê), though he also ... More


Neo‐Platonism and the Church Fathers

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Neoplatonism, under Plotinus, Proclus, Porphyry, and Iamblicus, developed and modified ideas about preexistence. Church Fathers were divided on the question of preexistence, but many were its ... More


“A Mighty Multitude of Israelites”

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows how the story of the ten tribes gained purchase in European imagination. It centers on the story of David Reuveni, a man from Yemen who showed up in Rome at the time of the first ... More


Other Key Sayings

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Offers new interpretations of many of Jesus’ most memorable sayings, bringing into sharper focus their originality, often obscured in the literature by various superficial parallels. For example, ... More


Isaiah Chapter 6

H. G. M. Williamson

in The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263609
eISBN:
9780191600821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263600.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter uses a detailed analysis of the account of Isaiah of Jerusalem's vision and commissioning in Ch. 6 as the basis for an investigation of the literary and historical relationship between ... More


A Conception of Faith in the Greek Fathers

John Lamont

in Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199203567
eISBN:
9780191708190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203567.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

A frequent complaint about the application to theology of ideas from analytic philosophy is that such applications are unhistorical; they impose anachronistic concepts and questions upon issues from ... More


John among the Orthodox, c. ad 170–200

Charles E. Hill

in The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199264582
eISBN:
9780191602085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264589.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As the period c. 170–200 is acknowledged by the proponents of the OJP to be the time in which the Fourth Gospel was quickly gaining acceptance among the orthodox (except in Rome), our study of the ... More


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