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Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

David Lloyd Dusenbury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Nemesius of Emesa’s On Human Nature (De Natura Hominis) is the first Christian anthropology. Written in Greek, circa 390 CE, it was read in half a dozen languages—from Baghdad to Oxford—well into the ... More


Christiana tempora? The Conclusion of the Histories and the Creation of a Patristic Past

Graeme Ward

in History, Scripture, and Authority in the Carolingian Empire: Frechulf of Lisieux

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267288
eISBN:
9780191965111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267288.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Histories seventh-century conclusion tends to be seen as the text’s most idiosyncratic feature. What contemporary value should be ascribed to a Carolingian history of the world that says nothing ... 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


Afterword

Randall Styers

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This essay delineates the impact of gender studies, theories of religion, and hagiography on fields of patristics and the history of Christianity more broadly, with a particular focus on the ... More


The New Old Testament

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The earliest Christian use of the Jewish Scriptures created the conditions for the new ‘Old Testament�, seen early on as a prologue to the coming of the Gospel of the Christ. Nonetheless, just as in ... More


God’s Word for the Church

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter demonstrates how the earliest Christians viewed the Septuagint as a special new word from God. A ‘chain of tradition’ was developed to show how the story of the Septuagint's origins gave ... More


I know not what to make of the author

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Part II of this book (chapters 6-9) concern Conyers Middleton. This introductory chapter to Part II sets the scene for this story by considering feud between Middleton and Richard Bentley and its ... More


The religion of the first ages: primitivism and the primitive Church

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter illustrates how the history of the early Christian church was not an abstruse subject during the eighteenth century but a topical one. For the primitive church remained the standard for ... More


Ideas for a Reconstruction

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Stoic philosophers in antiquity held that ‘the world is like a city and a polity’, and that human nature is like ‘a code of civil law’ (Cicero, De Finibus III). In his late-antique treatise On Human ... More


The World City: On Human Nature 1

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter, we begin to reconstruct Nemesius’ anthropology, beginning with On Human Nature 1. And what we are meant to take from Nemesius’ prologue is something he calls a ‘familiar’ idea: that ... More


The Union of Substances: On Human Nature 2–5

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter, on Human Nature 2–5, Nemesius denies that the soul is a body, a harmony, a mixture, or a quality. His cosmopolitan anthropology rests on the conviction that the human soul is an ... More


The Logic of Law: On Human Nature 29–43

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Like other early Christian writers, Nemesius condemns any theory which denies that humans are by nature free. Though he believes that the human body is an instrument, he passionately rejects the idea ... More


Religious Thought in Medieval Rus

Teresa Obolevitch

in Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198838173
eISBN:
9780191874642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838173.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 1 explores the beginning of Russian religious thought in light of the relationship between faith and reason, Christian revelation and ancient philosophy. Two tendencies in Eastern Christian ... More


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