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  Christus Proficiens?: Did Christ “Progress in Wisdom”?

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/9780195322743.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a rich exegetical context for Thomas's exegesis of Luke 2:52. Only in this context can the distinctiveness and originality of Thomas's position be appreciated. It is argued that ... More


The Filioque from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century

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/9780195372045.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Following the death of Maximus the Confessor in 662 there was a centuries-long silence about the filioque from Eastern sources although the West continued to embrace and teach the doctrine as an ... More


The Climax of Chalcedonian Philosophy

Johannes Zachhuber

in The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics: Patristic Philosophy from the Cappadocian Fathers to John of Damascus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859956
eISBN:
9780191892370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859956.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the philosophical contributions of Maximus Confessor and John of Damascus. Confronted with dramatic political and cultural ruptures, they both produced remarkable philosophical ... More


The Inevitability of Tangible Form: A Natural Theology of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

In the twentieth century, we find new Jain narratives in defense of icons. These new narratives take into account a growing awareness of the fact that Jainism is just one among many religions in the ... More


The Macarian Writings and their Historical Context

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the historical context of the Macarian writings: their authorship, location, and date. It also outlines the physical shape of the Macarian corpus: the principal forms of the ... More


Christians and “Others” in the Premodern Era

Brent Nongbri

in Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154160
eISBN:
9780300154177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154160.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates the three instances of Christian interaction with what modern scholarship has labeled “other religions.” It focuses first on Eusebius's heresiological take on history. The ... More


The Murderous Sword of the Saracen

Walter D. Ward

in Mirage of the Saracen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283770
eISBN:
9780520959521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283770.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter moves beyond the chronological and geographic parameters of the rest of the book to describe the broader implications of the Christian application of the word “Saracens” to Muslims. ... More


Nicaea

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although the different categories of being carry different aliases in different contexts, they all stem from two families only: “mind” and “matter.” These concepts are thoroughly intertwined, the one ... More


My Abraham Is Better Than Yours

Aaron W. Hughes

in Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934645
eISBN:
9780199980666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter begins with the fact that for much of the past two millennia Abraham has been primarily invoked for reasons of supersessionism as opposed to ecumenicism. Its scope is the use of the term ... More


The Possibility of Incarnation

Richard Swinburne

in The Christian God

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235125
eISBN:
9780191598579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235127.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Council of Chalcedon declared that one individual, Jesus Christ, had two natures – divine and human. His divine nature must be regarded as consisting of the essential divine properties plus the ... More


The Iconoclastic Controversy: Christology and Images

Brian E. Daley, SJ

in God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Earlier Eastern Christian authors saw the veneration of images as idolatrous. Yet from the late fifth century, representations of Christ and the saints grew increasingly popular. Official hostility ... More


Canon

Eugen J. Pentiuc

in The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195331226
eISBN:
9780199358380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331226.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 3 situates the topic of Old Testament canon within the Eastern Orthodox tradition while reflecting on some of its similarities and differences with Jewish views and Western Christian stances. ... More


Introduction: The Communicatio Idiomatum and the Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Richard Cross

in Communicatio Idiomatum: Reformation Christological Debates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846970
eISBN:
9780191881923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846970.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a comprehensive account of the relevant Patristic and Medieval background to debates surrounding the communicatio idiomatum. It focuses on the nature and grounding of the ... More


After Chalcedon: A Christology of Relationship

Brian E. Daley, SJ

in God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Council of Chalcedon’s definition of the terms in which Nicene orthodoxy should conceive of Christ’s person remained controversial. Leontius of Byzantium argued for the correctness of the ... More


Introduction

Johannes Zachhuber

in The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics: Patristic Philosophy from the Cappadocian Fathers to John of Damascus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859956
eISBN:
9780191892370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859956.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides an overall introduction to the book. It outlines its methodological approach, explains the selection of authors, and sets out the case that will be argued. Central for the ... More


The Social Practices of Art for Veneration

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyses the social practices of art for veneration—that is, art that is engaged by the public in such a way as to honor or venerate the person or event depicted. This way of engaging ... More


Conclusion

Alexis Torrance

in Human Perfection in Byzantine Theology: Attaining the Fullness of Christ

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198845294
eISBN:
9780191880568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845294.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Conclusion is written in two parts. The first offers a twelfth-century Byzantine Christological debate as a lens through which to understand the varied findings of the preceding chapters. This is ... More


Conclusion

Jelena Bogdanović

in The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190465186
eISBN:
9780190465209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465186.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The conclusion summarizes the major findings that reveal the canopy as a spatial and symbolic unit of sacred space. The creation and framing of sacred space in Byzantine-rite churches was achieved by ... More


Introduction

Peter C. Hodgson (ed.)

in History of Christian Dogma: by Ferdinand Christian Baur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719250
eISBN:
9780191788512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719250.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The intellectual activity of the first six centuries cannot be surpassed, nor prior to the Reformation are there controversies comparable to those of the ancient church. Instead of producing new ... More


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