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Mediation in Athanasius of Alexandria

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/9780199212606.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter demonstrates that Athanasius — as desirous of holding to a true monotheism as were others of his day — located the ‘oneness’ demanded by monotheism in the Godhead (or θέ οτης) within ... More


God and the God beyond God in Eckhart and Śaṅkar

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores a parallel between Eckhart's concept of God and Śhaṅkara's concept of brahman. The relation between the personal God and the impersonal Godhead in Eckhart's theology parallels ... More


The Sentences, Book I: On the Mystery of the Trinity

Philipp W. Rosemann

in Peter Lombard

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155440
eISBN:
9780199849871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

To the modern reader, it might seem surprising that the Book of Sentences finds allusions to the Trinity in the Old Testament. Book 1 of the Sentence opens with the use/enjoyment distinction, with ... More


The Idrot: The Doctrine of the Countenances

Pinchas Giller

in Reading the Zohar: A Sacred Text of Kabbalah

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118490
eISBN:
9780199848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The author describes the most influential texts of the Zohar, the dramatic Idrot, in this chapter. These texts describe convocations in which various members of the Zohar's pietistic circle perish in ... More


The Cappadocian Approach: Divine Transcendence and the Soul's Ascent

Norman Russell

in The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines divine transcendence and the soul's ascent by adopting a Cappadocian approach. It discusses Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Cappadocian ... More


The Concept of Personhood

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The different concepts of relationality that may be applied to the Godhead imply differing understandings of the concept of divine personhood. The notion of an event of communion that we are using as ... More


The Category of Being

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Martin Heidegger identifies three presuppositions in relation to the question of being that the ancient world understood with regard to the category of being: the universality of the concept of ... More


A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Tamal Krishna Goswami

Graham M. Schweig (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896–1977), founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, traced his lineage to the fifteenth-century Indian saint Sri Caitanya. He authored more than fifty volumes of ... More


The God to Whom We are Likened

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins the examination of Aquinas by asking: what does it mean to be deified? It is far from clear that Aquinas holds a doctrine of deification in the first place. One might spend long ... More


Theogony (Θεογονία‎): Godhead and God

Ray L. Hart

in God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Theogony addresses primordial Godhead vis-à-vis God-aborning: that is, how God is eternally in process of self-creation, understood as a self-relation. The doctrine of Trinity arose in Christianity ... More


Science and the Foundation of the Hare Krishnas

Benjamin E. Zeller

in Prophets and Protons: New Religious Movements and Science in Late Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797204
eISBN:
9780814797495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797204.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by examining the life circumstances of Swami Bhaktivedanta, considering his exposure to Western-style education in British colonial schools. Bhaktivedanta would come to reject the ... More


The Procession of the Divine Persons

Thomas Aquinas and Richard J. Regan

in The Power of God: by Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199914395
eISBN:
9780190258351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199914395.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This Question continues discussion of the divine persons regarding the processions of the Son and the Holy Spirit. It provides answers to the following: (1) Is there procession in the divine persons? ... More


The Power in the Godhead to Generate

Thomas Aquinas and Richard J. Regan

in The Power of God: by Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199914395
eISBN:
9780190258351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199914395.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This Question considers the power in the Godhead to generate naturally, that is, the Son within the Trinity. It provides answers to the following: (1) Is there a power in the Godhead to generate? (2) ... More


The Divine Persons

Thomas Aquinas and Richard J. Regan

in The Power of God: by Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199914395
eISBN:
9780190258351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199914395.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This Question considers the notion of person, its relation to essence, subsistence, and hypostasis, and its presence in the Godhead. It provides answers to the following: (1) How is person related to ... More


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