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De bono coniugali and De sancta virginitate

St Augustine

P. G. Walsh (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198269953
eISBN:
9780191601132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Good of Marriage and On Holy Virginity are separate treatises but closely interconnected as comparing these modes of Christian commitment. They were composed in the same year, a.d. ... More


Reconstructing Jovinian

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/9780199279784.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The main outlines of the teaching of Jovinian can be reconstructed from the reports of Siricius, Ambrose, and Jerome. Condemned at Rome and Milan in spring of 393, Jovinian acquired a considerable ... More


The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Bernard Green

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Leo the Great was the beneficiary of the consolidation over the course of the preceding century of the power of the papacy in Rome and the Christianization of the city. That process reveals the ... More


Defining Error

Andrew Louth

in St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252381
eISBN:
9780191600654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252386.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The development of Christian heresiology, and John's place in this; the way heresiology functions within a kind of sociology of knowledge. More detailed discussion of the three heresies to which John ... More


The Coptic Manichaean Library from Madinat Madi in the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the Coptic Manichaean library discovered at the Madinat Madi site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. Manichaeism was a dualistic religion founded in Mesopotamia in the third century ... More


Rhetoric and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Richard Flower and Morwenna Ludlow (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198813194
eISBN:
9780191851216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The topic of religious identity in late antiquity is highly contentious. How did individuals and groups come to ascribe identities based on what would now be known as ‘religion’, categorizing ... More


Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the Panopolitan Region Between Lykopolis and Nag Hammadi

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To deal with the religious movements of Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the area of Sohag presents a good many problems and raises several questions that will perhaps never be answered. This fact ... More


East of the Wardrobe: The Unexpected Worlds of C. S. Lewis

Warwick Ball

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197626252
eISBN:
9780197626283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197626252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book teases out hitherto unrecognised Eastern aspects in and influences on C. S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles. These include storylines, plots, themes, imagery, and even cities and landscapes in ... More


Augustine's Early Thought on the Redemptive Function of Divine Judgement

Bart van Egmond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This work addresses the relationship between Augustine’s account of God’s judgement and his theology of grace in his early works. How does God, both personally and through his ‘agents’ on earth, use ... More


Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: A Worn Vocabulary Explored

Ian Richard Netton

in Islam, Christianity and Tradition: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623914
eISBN:
9780748653119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623914.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Earlier Western commentators on Islam have had few problems in deploying such terms as ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘heterodoxy’ with complete freedom, as if they were immediately self-explicable. Both ... More


Milk Without Growth: Augustine and the Limits of Formation

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Increasingly suspicious about the efficacy of human wisdom and authority, Augustine of Hippo came to view the possibility of graduating through traditional stages of education as inconsistent with ... More


Manichaeism

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine is always described as one of the great Western minds–a genius. And by the same token, his 9 years with Manichaeism has always been chronicled as one of his unforgivable episodes. ... More


‘Very great are your words’: Dialogue as Rhetoric in Manichaean Kephalaia

Nicholas Baker-Brian

in Rhetoric and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198813194
eISBN:
9780191851216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813194.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter evaluates the Manichaean Kephalaia-collections from the perspective of recent developments in the study of late-antique rhetoric, specifically the role and context of dialogue in ancient ... More


Augustine’s Christian Conception of Will

John M. Connolly

in Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter outlines how Augustine took classical as well as Christian notions and welded them into something like our modern concept of will. At first Augustine accepted the Manichean doctrine that ... More


Social Landscape

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the kinship structures, civic ethos, agrarian production, and caravan trade of the Palmyrenes during the Roman imperial period. The social and economic landscape of Palmyra had ... More


Religious Universalism: Paganism and Christianity

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Christianity was the only religion in the Roman Empire that offered universal salvation. Porphyry came to the same conclusion, but opted for the creation of his tripartite soteriology to compete with ... More


Mere Christianity?: Mere Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and Sufism as Well in Narnia?

Warwick Ball

in East of the Wardrobe: The Unexpected Worlds of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197626252
eISBN:
9780197626283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197626252.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The non-Christian elements in the Chronicles—Lewis and Christian apologetics—Lewis in America—Lewis and Protestant evangelicalism—Lewis and the joys of beer, and wine—children and wine—pubs ... More


Virtue, Reality, and the Pre-existence of the Soul

Grant D. Bayliss

in The Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198747895
eISBN:
9780191810770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747895.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter explores Didymus’ ontological grounding of virtue in the Trinity, not as identical with the Godhead or any of the three persons, but as permanently real and instantiated in a way that ... More


Beyond the Body: Reinventing Transcendence

Stanley Bill

in Czesław Miłosz's Faith in the Flesh: Body, Belief, and Human Identity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844392
eISBN:
9780191927126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844392.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Chapter 1 examines Miłosz’s poetic attempts to salvage a non-bodily, “transcendent” dimension of human identity from reductively materialist perspectives. It begins with a brief introduction of his ... More


The Totalitarian Self: Consciousness in the Trap of the Body

Stanley Bill

in Czesław Miłosz's Faith in the Flesh: Body, Belief, and Human Identity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844392
eISBN:
9780191927126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844392.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

Chapter 2 focuses on Miłosz’s theory of the political consequences of the dualist split between an incorporeal core of the self and the trap of the body. After an introductory close reading of a key ... More


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