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The Look: Nicholas of Cusa

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

in The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Among the works of Cusa, an important figure in Certeau’s inquiry, is De Icona Dei (The Picture of God). The entire chapter, though drawing on the entirety of Cusa writings, revolves mainly around ... 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


The Accidental Triumph of De docta ignorantia

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/9780199989737.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Nicholas of Cusa’s use of Thierry of Chartres’s theology in his first mystical treatise in 1440, the three books of De docta ignorantia (“On Learned Ignorance”). The first book ... More


Ernst Cassirer on Nicholas of Cusa: Between Conjectural Knowledge and Religious Pluralism

Yossef Schwartz

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Ernst Cassirer's concept of religion both generally as it fits within his theory and specifically in relation to the historical problematization of European secularization, the ... More


Art: Culture as participation in Nicholas of Cusa

Nathan Lyons

in Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the semiotics of Nicholas of Cusa (1407–64) in order to integrate the two dimensions of culture—its anthropological breadth (Poinsot) and its theological height (Aquinas)—that ... More


Learned Ignorance and Faithful Interpretation of the Qur’an in Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464)

Pim Valkenberg

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the meaning of “learned ignorance” as understood by the unusual fifteenth-century scholar and Cardinal of the Catholic Church, Nicholas of Cusa. Building on the writings of ... More


The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Michel de Certeau

Luce Giard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This second and final volume of Michel de Certeau’s Mystic Fable, brought to fruition despite the author’s death in 1986 (see “Presentation” below) is a close analysis of the prose and poetry of John ... More


The Cloud of the Impossible: Embodiment and Apophasis

Catherine Keller

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Apophatic theology has little to (un)say about bodies, whereas it speaks volumes about that which it deems worthy of unsaying. It treats bodies generally not as wicked or ... 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


Incarnational Speech: Comparative Theology as Learning to Hear and Preach

Brad Bannon

in How to Do Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278404
eISBN:
9780823280513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278404.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Brad Bannon argues that comparative theology both challenges and enables us to think differently about how scriptural revelation takes place. He begins by considering how to reformulate Christian ... More


A Cross-Cultural Inquiry into Divine Infinitude: Sri Ramakrishna, Paraconsistency, and the Overcoming of Conceptual Idolatry

Ayon Maharaj

in Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190868239
eISBN:
9780190868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868239.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates the nature of divine infinitude from a cross-cultural perspective by bringing Sri Ramakrishna into conversation with classical Indian philosophers as well as Western ... More


The Cybernetic Imaginary: Musement and the Unsaying of Theory

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In a late essay, Peirce produces a strange and difficult argument for the validity of belief in God, an argument which hinges in large part on a vague mystical feeling he characterizes as “musement.” ... More


Biosemiosis: The biological depth of culture

Nathan Lyons

in Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Part II of this book takes the account of human culture developed in Part I and extends it backwards into biological and physical nature to reveal culture’s third dimension of natural ‘depth’. This ... More


The Fourth Crusade to the Eve of the Council of Florence

A. Edward Siecienski

in The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190245252
eISBN:
9780190245276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245252.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins with the Fourth Crusade (1204), which scholars have long noted marks the start of the schism between the Latin and Greek Churches far better than the events of 1054. The Latin ... More


Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Nathan Lyons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Modern thought is characterised, according to Bruno Latour, by a dichotomy of meaningful culture and unmeaning nature. Signs in the Dust uses medieval semiotics to develop a new theory of nature and ... More


Church Councils and the Question of Easter in the Fifteenth Century

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

in Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins with an account of the calendar-reform initiative spearheaded in 1411–17 by Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly at the Councils of Rome and Constance, followed by an in-depth look at the ... More


“Seeing the Sounds”: Intellectual Humility and the Process of Dialogue

Michael A. Signer

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter draws explicitly on the thought of Nicholas of Cusa to shed further light on often unexplored dimensions of interreligious dialogue. It firsts describes the link between learned ... More


A Mathematical Turn

Richard Oosterhoff

in Making Mathematical Culture: University and Print in the Circle of Lefèvre d'Étaples

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823520
eISBN:
9780191862151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823520.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, European Early Modern History

Lefèvre described his own mathematical turn as a kind of conversion. This chapter explains what motivated his turn to mathematics, considering the place of mathematics in fifteenth-century Paris in ... More


Evolution: The art of nature

Nathan Lyons

in Signs in the Dust: A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190941260
eISBN:
9780190941291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941260.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes up the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis in order to empirically enrich the nature-culture theory developed thus far. It considers three themes in the EES—phenotypic plasticity, ... More


What Remains

Aaron T. Looney

in Vladimir Jankélévitch: The Time of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262960
eISBN:
9780823266654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262960.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter Eight asks what remains of a forgiven offence. It demonstrates that Jankélévitch is torn between the two primary Biblical metaphors for the effect of forgiveness, the extinction of sin and ... More


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