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Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Simon Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine is a pivotal figure in the history of the concept of will, but what is his ‘theory of will’? This book investigates Augustine’s use of ‘will’ in one particular context, his dialogue On Free ... More


Approaching the Will

Simon Harrison

in Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter sets out the argument (or ‘way in’) that is fundamental to On Free Choice. Augustine’s ‘way in’ to the will is to call the concept itself into question: ‘Do we have a will?’, and the ... More


Augustine: Filioque?

Henry Chadwick

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Augustine's role against Arianism. In his work On the Trinity, he was concerned to refute snide pagan critics who thought it absurd nonsense to speak of One being also Three. ... More


The Holy Spirit and the Will: Intervention and Analogy

Han-luen Kantzer Komline

in Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190948801
eISBN:
9780190948832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948801.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Inseparably involved in the transforming work of Christ is the Holy Spirit. Yet the Holy Spirit relates to the human will in a manner unique to the Holy Spirit’s own divine person. After addressing ... More


Christ’s Creed

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

in Gregory of Nyssa's Doctrinal Works: A Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199668977
eISBN:
9780191846236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668977.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines four works in which Gregory defends himself against charges of heterodoxy in his Trinitarian teaching: the confessions of faith known as Epistles 5 and 24, as well as the ... More


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