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Plotinus on Number

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.001.1
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book examines Plotinus’ concept of number, one of the most difficult and obscure topics in Neoplatonism. The book argues that Plotinus is the first philosopher who explains the Platonic “true ... More


Multiplicity as Number

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

in Plotinus on Number

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter investigates the Neopythagorean roots of Plotinus’ concept of number. Porphyry’s reports of Plotinus’ use of Neopythagorean sources in his teachings are quickly confirmed in the Enneads. ... More


Planetary and Angel Magic in the Renaissance

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the influence of Renaissance period planetary and angel magic on the history of Western esotericism. It evaluates the works of German magician and occultist Henry Cornelius ... More


Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

David Albertson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book uncovers the lost history of Christianity’s encounters with Pythagorean religious ideas before the Renaissance. The writings of Thierry of Chartres (d. 1157) and Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464) ... More


Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Christian Neopythagoreanism

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This Introduction surveys several challenges facing Cusanus scholarship stemming from its origins in Neo-Kantian circles in the early twentieth century. Nicholas of Cusa was valued as a ... More


The Neopythagorean Revival: Henology and Mediation

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses several developments in the slow development of Neopythagorean theologies during the period known as Middle Platonism. Around the turn of the first millennium, Eudorus of ... More


The Late Antique Preservation of Neopythagoreanism

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the three major Neoplatonist discourses that were inherited by medieval Latin Christianity, those of Augustine, Proclus, and Boethius. Each interacted in complex ways with the ... More


Chartrian Theology on Probation in the 1440s

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines tensions within Nicholas of Cusa’s writings in the decade after 1440. Cusanus first tried to reconstruct Thierry’s four modes of being on his own terms, pursuing a pure ... More


Completing the Circle in the 1460s

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the culmination of Nicholas of Cusa’s mathematical theology in his last few years. His late thought took several new turns. Cusanus shifted from mathematics to the physics of ... More


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