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Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Matthew Levering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book serves as an introduction to natural law theory. The Introduction proposes that natural law theory makes most sense in light of an understanding of a loving Creator. The first chapter then ... More


Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

David Albert Jones

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book considers two basic questions: how can we live well in the face of death?; and when, if ever, is it legitimate deliberately to bring human life to an end? It does so by considering the ... More


Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Brian Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas's thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas's thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his ... More


The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Brian Davies

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The aim of this book is to give a general and introductory overview of the teaching and thought of Thomas Aquinas (1224–26 to 1274), a Dominican friar, and one of the greatest Western philosophers, ... More


Retrieving the Dynamic Personalism of Aquinas

Terrance W. Klein

in Wittgenstein and the Metaphysics of Grace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199204236
eISBN:
9780191708039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204236.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the contributions of Aquinas, arguing that his work remains trenchantly pertinent, though it stands in need of three retrievals to prevent contemporary distortions. The first ... More


Sanctifying Biodiversity: Ecojustice in Thomas Aquinas

Willis Jenkins

in Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328516
eISBN:
9780199869862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328516.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Theologians such as Rasmussen, Northcott, and Moltmann ground normative respect for creation in the experience of God's love. Each in his own way suggests that as humans are conformed to God's love ... More


Naming God

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219285
eISBN:
9780191711664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is about arguments for the existence of God. It shows how grammatical Thomists like Herbert McCabe and Denys Turner make proving that God exists into a matter of proving that it is ... More


The Filioque from the Eleventh to the Thirteenth Century

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although an uneasy peace was maintained in the years after Photius, during the tenth and eleventh centuries political, cultural, and religious factors rapidly drove East and West further part. The ... More


The Analogy of Being

Nicholas J. Healy (ed.)

in The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Eschatology as Communion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199278367
eISBN:
9780191603419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278369.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter Two articulates, in dialogue with Thomas Aquinas, Balthasar's understanding of the structure of the analogy of being as a relation of Giver and gift. The key to understanding the relationship ... More


The Shape of a Saint

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This first chapter gives an outline of Thomas Aquinas’ life and work. The different sections of the chapter cover his early years and his adoption of Aristotle's thinking at the University of Naples, ... More


Natural Law and the Order of Charity

Matthew Levering

in Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

If natural law is natural, how and why should one speak of it in the context of biblical revelation and the grace of the Holy Spirit? What is the relationship of natural law and supernatural charity? ... More


The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Eschatology as Communion

Nicholas J. Healy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199278367
eISBN:
9780191603419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278369.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book represents a study of the meaning of "the end" in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, that highlights both the originality and the fruitfulness of his vision of a reciprocal drama ... More


Theodicy in Another World

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses the narratives in the preceding chapters as well as the worldview of Aquinas outlined in earlier chapters to present Aquinas's theodicy. Taken in the context of the biblical ... More


Yves Congar—Theologian of the Holy Spirit

Elizabeth Teresa Groppe

in Yves Congar's Theology of the Holy Spirit

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166422
eISBN:
9780199835638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166426.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides an introduction to Congar’s life and work. It recounts Congar’s remarkable life story, describes his theological method, offers a brief overview of his vast corpus of writings, ... More


The Manner of Our Likening

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

With the conclusion of the doctrine of the Trinity, Aquinas turns his attention to creation. Characteristically, the border between the doctrine of God and the doctrine of creation is indistinct. As ... More


From a Theological Frame to a Secular Frame: How Historical Context Shapes Our Understanding of the Principles of Catholic Social Thought

Mary L. Hirschfeld

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the fundamental hypothesis of the True Wealth of Nations project—that the economic and cultural criteria identified in the tradition of Catholic social thought provide an ... More


Environmental Virtues: Charity, Nature, and Divine Friendship in Thomas

Willis Jenkins

in Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328516
eISBN:
9780199869862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328516.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the previous chapter, looking at Thomas Aquinas showed us rudiments for an adequate ecojustice strategy: the integrity of creation intimately connected to Christian experience. This chapter ... More


Aquinas on the Trinity

Isabel Iribarren

in Durandus of St Pourcain: A Dominican Theologian in the Shadow of Aquinas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282319
eISBN:
9780191603426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282315.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter offers an account of Aquinas’s teaching on relations in the context of Thomist general metaphysics and Trinitarian theology. ... More


Signs and Wonders

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas’ view of the Christian doctrine is a summons to respond to God and a summons to a way of life, and his view on this is in essence contained in his teaching on faith, hope, and charity. ... More


Aquinas on Friendship

Daniel Schwartz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199205394
eISBN:
9780191709265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205394.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book examines the views on friendship of the great medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas. For Aquinas, friendship is the ideal type of relationship that rational beings should cultivate. The book ... More


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