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The Power Distinction: Working Notions

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a working notion of Power Distinction. Power Distinction refers to a (purported) distinction between two ways in which we may consider God's power (to do things extrinsic to his ... More


Early Use of the Distinction: By the Pupils of the Masters

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the earliest available passages in which the Power Distinction itself is being recognisably used. Towards the twelfth century appears a new class, of magistri: in the feudal ... More


The Distinction Wins Acceptance

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An essentially coherent understanding of the Power Distinction was already received within the Faculty of Theology, before the University of Paris had the support of its charter in 1231. However, the ... More


St Albert the Great, OP

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

St Albert the Great's contribution to an understanding of the Distinction is considerable. He makes it plain in more than one place that it is God's power to do things extrinsic to his nature that is ... More


St Bonaventure, OFM

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

More than St Albert, more even than Thomas Aquinas, St Bonaventure has sometimes suffered from ill-directed praise, obscuring his real qualities. Both in academic theology, in dialectics, and in ... More


St Thomas Aquinas, OP: Understanding the Distinction

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines St Thomas Aquinas's most detailed and explicit exposition of the Distinction; which is also the most detailed and explicit given by any medieval examined in this book. It dates ... More


Aquinas: Using the Distinction

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Aquinas uses the Power Distinction more than a score of times — quite a few more, depending on how you count uses — from the earliest work of his career as a master in theology, to works of his last ... More


Beyond Paris’s Theology Faculty

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Power Distinction was developed within the Theology Faculty of the University of Paris; flourishing there at a time when that Faculty dominated academic theology in the Latin West. Even those ... More


The Earlier Medieval Power Distinction

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Elements of an appreciation can now be put together. This involves locating the Distinction in its genre, drawing attention to salient features of the circumstances in which it was used, and ... More


Cacography or Communication?: Cultural Techniques of Sign-Signal Distinction

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Drawing on Serres’ concept of the parasite and its point of departure in the history of linguistics and mathematical theory of communication, the chapter develops a concept of Cultural Techniques as ... More


Angolanidade: Mediating Urbanity through Race and Class

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Through the unstable, contested notion of Angolanness (angolanidade), this chapter explores the complex interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and nationality in contemporary Angola — all unresolved ... More


Bourdieu and Fanon on Algeria

Roxanna Curto

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This essay examines how Bourdieu and Fanon’s views on colonialism and post-colonialism diverge and converge, focusing on their ideas about the revolutionary potential of the Algerian peasants, ... More


Tasted: Distinctive Smoking and Social Inclusion

Tricia Starks

in Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501722059
eISBN:
9781501722066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501722059.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Tobacconists advertised exotic blends created by imperial expansion to urban sophisticates urging them to choose certain brands as evidence of their cultivated palate. Preying upon a desire for ... More


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