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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


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


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


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


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


God’s Pedagogy of the Embodied Soul: Augustine before his Ordination (387–391)

Bart van Egmond

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with Augustine’s thinking on the soteriological meaning of God’s judgement during his stay in Rome and Thagaste. In this period, Augustine starts to engage explicitly with the ... More


Confessions: God’s Lawsuit with Augustine between the Deferral and the Reception of Baptism

Bart van Egmond

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198834922
eISBN:
9780191872808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834922.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The fifth chapter asks whether Augustine’s view of the relationship between judgement and grace, as it had developed until 396, returns in his theological autobiography, the Confessions. The ... More


Subordinate-Deity Models of Ultimate Reality

Wesley J. Wildman

in In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198815990
eISBN:
9780191853524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815990.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Subordinate-deity models of ultimate reality affirm that God is Highest Being within an ultimate reality that is neither conceptually tractable nor religiously relevant. Subordinate-deity models ... More


Aristotle’s Philosophy in Aquinas’s Theology of Grace in the Summa Theologiae

Simon Francis Gaine OP

in Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749639
eISBN:
9780191814839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749639.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

In contrast to the concerns of more recent accounts of Aquinas’s doctrine of grace with Scripture’s “partakers of the divine nature,” his appropriation of patristic teaching on deification and the ... More


Manichaean

John C. Reeves

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Mani and the initial generations of his followers were readers and transmitters of biblically affiliated apocryphal and pseudepigraphical writings. This essay briefly discusses the various ways that ... More


The Theft of the Pears

William E. Mann

in God, Belief, and Perplexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190459208
eISBN:
9780190459222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459208.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Augustine’s psychologically acute meditation in Confessions 2 on his youthful theft of his neighbor’s pears. After rejecting a series of possible explanations for why he did ... More


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