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Readings of Aquinas in Modern Orthodox Thought

Marcus Plested

in Orthodox Readings of Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199650651
eISBN:
9780191745225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650651.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter brings us to the modern era of Orthodox theology. In sharp contrast with the Byzantine reception of Aquinas, modern Orthodox readings have been resoundingly negative. The chief ... More


Apophaticism and the Distinction between Essence and Power

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement’s model for a distinction between God’s essence and his powers or energies is presented. Clement’s emphasis is on unknowability versus knowability — God as essence is unknowable, God as the ... More


General Conclusion

Hilarion Alfeyev

in St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270096
eISBN:
9780191683893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270096.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book has demonstrated that all major ideas of Symeon the New Theologian are rooted in Orthodox tradition and that his teaching corresponds to the ideas of preceding Fathers, including Gregory ... More


Human perfection in Orthodox theological anthropology: Retrieving the Christological imperative

Alexis Torrance

in Human Perfection in Byzantine Theology: Attaining the Fullness of Christ

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198845294
eISBN:
9780191880568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845294.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter deals first with the question of methodology in Orthodox theology, offering an explanation and defence of the increasingly controversial neo-patristic synthesis model proposed by Georges ... More


New Perspectives

Marcus Plested

in Orthodox Readings of Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199650651
eISBN:
9780191745225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650651.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter re-iterates the chief conclusions of this book and attempts to encourage two further shifts in perspective. The first concerns the figure christened here the ‘Byzantine Aquinas’. In ... More


The Orthodox Theological Reception of Newman

Daniel J. Lattier

in Receptions of Newman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199687589
eISBN:
9780191767166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687589.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides an overview of the Orthodox theological reception of John Henry Newman that has thus far taken place in the English-speaking world. In particular, it focuses on the reception of ... More


Triadological Polemic in the Writings of Symeon

Hilarion Alfeyev

in St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270096
eISBN:
9780191683893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270096.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Symeon the New Theologian's three ‘Theological Discourses’ and ‘Hymn 21’ are entirely devoted to the polemic on triadological matters. What was the underlying reason for this polemic? The answer to ... More


Enchurchment

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter closely analyzes some of the specific ways in which persons ethically work on themselves to achieve the primary goal of enchurchment in the Church-run program. In doing so rehabilitants ... More


Human Perfection in Byzantine Theology: Attaining the Fullness of Christ

Alexis Torrance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198845294
eISBN:
9780191880568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845294.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christian theology has from its inception posited a powerful vision of humanity’s ultimate and eternal fulfilment through the person and work of Jesus Christ. That said, how precisely to understand ... More


“A Sign of Contradiction”: A Reflection on the Meeting of the Pope and the Patriarch

Georges Florovsky

in Dialogue of Love: Breaking the Silence of Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823264001
eISBN:
9780823266715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264001.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter presents reflections of Father Georges Florovsky (1893–1979), whose career centered on Orthodox theology. Although he was open to clarifications and developments in Catholic theology, ... More


Creativity as Call to Care for Creation? John Zizioulas and Jean-Louis Chrétien

Christina M. Gschwandtner

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gschwandtner analyzes similarities between “cosmic liturgies” described by, respectively, Jean-Louis Chrétien and various Eastern Orthodox theologians. The Eastern Orthodox concept of human ... More


The Prophetic Charisma in Pastoral Theology: Asceticism, Fasting, and the Ecological Crisis

Anestis Keselopoulos

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251445
eISBN:
9780823252909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251445.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Today's world is concerned and anxious about the crisis over man's relationship to his natural environment. We now find ourselves, this chapter argues, facing phenomena that testify to man's rape of ... More


The “Fathers” and “Children” of the Renaissance in the Dispersion

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The expulsion of religious intelligentsia from Soviet Russia in the 1920s led to the creation of a “philosophical colony” in Western Europe. The Russian Religious Renaissance entered its second stage ... More


Divine Excellency

Oliver D. Crisp

in Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 deals with the doctrine of divine excellency, an important constituent of Edwardsian theology proper. Edwards argues that “one alone cannot be excellent.” He maintains that an entity that ... More


The Materiality of Sound and the Theology of the Incarnation in the Music of Arvo Pärt

Ivan Moody

in Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289752
eISBN:
9780823297108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289752.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the relationship of Pärt’s music with the Incarnation, especially through his manipulation of the relationship between sound and silence. The theological underpinnings for this ... More


Wisdom in Christian Tradition: The Patristic Roots of Modern Russian Sophiology

Marcus Plested

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780192863225
eISBN:
9780191954153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192863225.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book provides a comprehensive and sustained treatment of the theme of wisdom in the Christian tradition. Following a survey of the biblical and classical background, it offers a detailed ... More


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