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Origen on Christ as Mediator

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter briefly analyses Origen's view of the mediation of God through the Word, which gives background to the study of the three 4th-century theologians, as well as providing a methodological ... More


Begotten and Adopted Sons of God—Before and After Nicea

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 5 synthesizes a broad range of texts in order to show the shifting relationship between begotten and adoptive metaphors during the first four centuries of Christianity. These texts show how ... More


God

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Gospels assert that Jesus is not the son of Joseph but of God, and point to Jesus' miracles, God's declarations, and other aspects of Jesus' extraordinary life as evidence for his divine sonship. ... More


Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Brannon Ellis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

For much of his career as a Reformer, John Calvin was involved in trinitarian controversy. Not only did these controversies span his career, but his opponents ranged across the spectrum of ... More


Divine Sonship Before Nicea: Biblical Scholarship on “Son of God”

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 1 argues that scholarship on divine sonship in the New Testament has relied anachronistically on the philosophical and theological categories of fourth‐century Christianity, especially the ... More


The Nature of Milton's Son and his Justification of Men's Ways to God: Things Indifferent?

Russell M. Hillier

in Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines Milton's theological and poetic treatment of the Son of God and the work of salvation and challenges the prevailing trend in Milton studies that Milton's theology adheres to ... More


Rethinking Divine Sonship in the Gospel of Mark

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 4 demonstrates the ways in which Mark's image of Jesus and his followers interacts with that of the Roman emperor and the imperial family. Reading the baptism of Jesus through the lens of ... More


Heaven, the Nature of Salvation, and Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The first part of the chapter discusses the debate on how to get to heaven, and whether salvation is by moral transformation and good works, or by faith alone. The answer to this question obviously ... More


The Tripersonal God and the Incarnate Son

Gerald O’Collins, S.J. and Mario Farrugia, S.J.

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198728184
eISBN:
9780191794483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728184.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

After summarizing the emergence of Jewish monotheism and the personifications of divine activity (as Word/Wisdom and Spirit), the chapter moves to the way Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God and ... More


The Narrow Road of Anxiety

Emmanuel Falque

in The Guide to Gethsemane: Anxiety, Suffering, Death

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281961
eISBN:
9780823284917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281961.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is not enough just to remain fearful in the face of death, or to draw back before “the cup.” Christ, like all humankind, passed from fear to anxiety. From a recoil before what is imminent (fear), ... More


Jesus' Followers and the Roman Empire: Paul

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Paul writes within the biblical tradition, regarding the state as God’s minister for God’s purposes: therefore the state’s authority is legitimate but open to prophetic challenge. Paul urges ... More


The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Michael Peppard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book re‐imagines the meaning of divine sonship in its Roman social and political context. It first critiques the conceptual framework within which the term “son of God” has usually been ... More


Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Russell M. Hillier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the realm of Milton scholarship there have been extensive studies of Milton's representations of God, Satan, the angels, Adam and Eve, and Chaos, among others. This book provides the first ... More


Jesus' Self‐Understanding

N. T. Wright

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Tom Wright challenges the view that no first‐century Jew could think of incarnation, let alone believe himself to be the incarnate Son of God. Wright argues that Jesus understood his own journey to ... More


The Teaching of Jesus

Peter C. Hodgson

in Lectures on New Testament Theology: by Ferdinand Christian Baur

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754176
eISBN:
9780191815904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754176.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Biblical Studies

The teaching of Jesus is the foundation and presupposition for all that belongs to the history of the development of Christian consciousness. His teaching is religion, not theology, and he is the ... More


Meister Eckhart, Living without Will

John M. Connolly

in Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes how the metaphysical distinctions described in the previous chapter explain Eckhart’s admonition to “live without a why (i.e., a will).” We are creatures, but not only ... More


Triumphant Talks

Matthew W. Bates

in The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter brings us to the grand finale of the divine drama. The Father, Son, and Spirit converse together about the enthronement of the Son, the final conquest of the enemies of God, the new ... More


Is John’s Christology Adoptionist?

Francis Waston

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay that aims to evaluate whether the Christology of Saint John is adoptionist. John showed no interest in the circumstances of Jesus' birth and no knowledge of synoptic ... More


The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Matthew W. Bates

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This book explores how first- and second-century Christians read the Old Testament in order to differentiate the one God as multiple persons. The earliest Christians felt they could metaphorically ... More


Introduction: The Swerve of the Flesh

Emmanuel Falque

in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823270408
eISBN:
9780823270446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270408.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It talks about descending, philosophically, into the abyss to discover there the Chaos of our existence as well as its ... More


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