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‘The evidence of things not seen’: Donne, Augustine, and the Beatific Vision

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter concentrates on the dominant aspect of Donne's Augustinian thought in the final years of his ministry: eschatology, and more specifically the identification of eternal bliss with the ... More


Bodily Redemption

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Human beings face two great problems: guilt and death. Although disembodied existence is in some sense possible, it would be an attenuated existence since we are normally embodied beings, and ... More


Aquinas on Happiness and the 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/9780199359783.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes Aquinas’s celebrated effort to incorporate Aristotle’s philosophy—including teleological eudaimonism—into Christian thought. With respect to ethics this involved transforming ... More


Aquinas’s Shiny Happy People: Perfect Happiness and the Limits of Human Nature

Christina Van Dyke

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722335
eISBN:
9780191789229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722335.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Thomas Aquinas claims that perfect happiness—the beatific vision—is a state in which human beings are joined to God in a never-ending act of contemplation of the divine essence. This state involves ... More


A Tale of Two Narrators: Some Historical, Geographical and Cultural Considerations

Livnat Holtzman

in Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter offers a combined literary-historical approach to ḥadīthal-ruʾya (‘the ḥadīth of the beatific vision’). The chapter examines the alleged origins of this ḥadīth in seventh century Medina, ... More


Can a soul see God or itself without intermediaries? The self as distinct from its habits and actions: Theology between experience and observation

Ayelet Even-Ezra

in Ecstasy in the Classroom: Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281923
eISBN:
9780823286041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281923.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Are our habits and knowledge an inseparable part of “us”? Or is there a certain primal self, concealed beneath, that remains constant, while habits may be lost, change and disguise it? Chapter 3 ... More


The Mimetic Way: Edwards’s Mentoring as a Guide to Glory

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Edwards the Mentor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190221201
eISBN:
9780190221225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221201.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards’s chief theological justification for mentoring arises from the doctrine of the beatific vision, or the significance for our present life, ministry, and spirituality of meeting Christ face to ... More


Postscript

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reviews the lessons on the ‘Beat’ – or ‘beatific’ – vision that was discussed in the previous chapters. It examines the relationship between the fifties writers and the sixties ... More


Worship

Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A final goal that a good God would have in creating would be to create creatures who could know, interact with, and worship their holy creator. He will thus sometimes answer their petitionary ... More


The Holy Spirit and Christ’s Human Knowledge

Dominic Legge, O.P.

in The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198794196
eISBN:
9780191835780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794196.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although rarely appreciated, Aquinas recognizes an important role for the Holy Spirit in Christ’s human knowledge. Chapter 6 underlines this role in Christ’s supernatural human knowledge, including ... More


Introduction

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the Beat movement, examining the word ‘Beat’, which is generally acknowledged to refer to the beat of bebop music. It then defines several related terms, including ... More


Heaven and Hell

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is concerned with the fates in the afterlife (traditionally called Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo) that a good God would allocate to different humans. The totally corrupt have freely ... More


The Cognitive Dimension of Heavenly Bliss

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

When thinking about the epistemology of heavenly bliss, two thoughts come immediately to mind: the Thomistic idea of the beatific vision and St Paul’s claims in I Corinthians 13 that though we now ... More


The Narrator and the Narrative: A Literary Analysis of Aḥādīth al-Ṣifāt

Livnat Holtzman

in Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Based on the work of Daniel Beaumont and Sebastian Günther on Hadith and narratology, this chapter analyses three proto-types of aḥādīth al-ṣifāt while focusing on the basic building-blocks of these ... More


Anselmian Meditations on Heaven

Katherin A. Rogers

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The nature of heaven is mysterious, but Anselm of Canterbury has some useful things to say on the subject. He offers a proof that some creature must enjoy the beatific vision of God, which vision may ... More


Recovering Practical Wisdom as a Guide for Human Flourishing: Navigating the CRISPR Challenge

Celia Deane-Drummond

in Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190940362
eISBN:
9780190940379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940362.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that practical wisdom understood according to the classic Christian tradition of Thomas Aquinas can contribute to reflection on complex decision-making when considering new ... More


Weighing Good Against Bad

Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When we appreciate the great value of life itself, of having opportunities to make significant choices, and of being of use (a value stressed in the New Testament), we can see that for God to allow ... More


Seeing God in Sufi Qur'an Commentaries: Crossings between This World and the Otherworld

Pieter Coppens

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474435055
eISBN:
9781474449786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435055.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic hereafter is often imagined as a place of corporeal reward or punishment. But what is the place of this corporeal hereafter in the imagination of renunciant mystics who wish to completely ... More


Historical Testimony of Female Disability: The Neurological Impairment of Teresa de Ávila

Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

in Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature: Prostitutes, Aging Women and Saints

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940780
eISBN:
9781786945013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940780.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The objective of this chapter is to study Libro de la vida (The Book of Her Life), the personal testimony of Teresa de Avila (1515-1582), a nun suffering neurological disorders, possibly epilepsy, in ... More


Ecstasy in the Classroom: Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris

Ayelet Even-Ezra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281923
eISBN:
9780823286041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281923.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Ecstasy in the Classroom explores the interface between academic theology and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth century, which were formative years in the history of the ... More


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