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The Beatitudes

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on those Beatitudes widely regarded as “authentic,” that is, as representing Jesus’ “ipsissima verba,” and stresses their importance as the heart of Jesus’ preaching. It ... More


Hugues de Saint-Cher OP

D.L. D’AVRAY

in Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the sermon delivered by Hugues de Saint-Cher, who was both prior of Saint-Jacques and twice provincial of France. One might have expected this sermon to parallel Hugues de ... More


Jean de la Rochelle OM

D.L. D’AVRAY

in Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the sermon delivered by Jean de la Rochelle, who became master in the private scola of the Franciscan house at Paris in 1238, and in 1241 succeeded Alexander of Hales as a ... More


Felicitas: Between Cross and Resurrection

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes how the existential via negativa mapped throughout this book (through human fragility, fallibility, and the possibility of offense) is nonetheless compatible with Christian ... More


“Obiectum”: Notes on the Invention of a Word

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227969
eISBN:
9780823237210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The importance for theology, at least from the mid-13th century onward, of the Latin word “obiectum, -i”—a substantive meaning the object of a power—is easily shown. The ... More


Is Thomas Aquinas a Spiritual Hedonist?

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227969
eISBN:
9780823237210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Leslie Dewart has attempted to make subject to question the whole orientation of Christian life toward beatitude. He has presented that orientation as a form of hedonism. ... More


The Beatitudes: Happiness and the Kingdom of God

Carl R. Holladay

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the problems besetting any study of the Beatitudes. Most important among these is the fact that the Beatitudes are found in two distinct places: in Matthew 5 and Luke 6. One ... More


“The Virtue of Many Gentiles“

David Decosimo

in Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses one of the two most important texts for deciphering Thomas’s perspective on pagan virtue: Summa Theologiae I.II 65.2. Both “Aristotelian” and “Augustinian” interpreters cite ... More


The Good That Draws the Will

Mark D. Jordan

in Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273782
eISBN:
9780823273836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273782.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The middle part of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae begins with the end that motivates human action properly speaking. The highest natural end is a vision of God in beatitude that can only be ... More


Debating the Nature of Religion: Eduard Zeller

Johannes Zachhuber

in Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641918
eISBN:
9780191752490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the theological contribution of Eduard Zeller (better known for his later, seminal work in the history of ancient philosophy). His response to Strauss and Feuerbach shows the ... More


The Beatific Life

Saitya Brata Das

in The Political Theology of Schelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a reading of the much-neglected novella Clara. It presents Schelling as offering an imaginative-creative expression of what may be called the ‘beatific life’, a life that is ... More


Complements, Supplements, Fragments

Jean-Luc Nancy

in Adoration: The Deconstruction of Christianity II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823242948
eISBN:
9780823242986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242948.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines concepts and practices related to adoration. It discusses beatific adoration or beatitude which is the state of blessedness, and excessive speech which is the extreme intimacy ... More


Humility’s Destiny

Kent Dunnington

in Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198818397
eISBN:
9780191859533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818397.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

If Christian humility sets as a regulative ideal complete unconcern for one’s own distinctive importance, the challenge is to say why anyone would consider Christian humility a disposition of human ... More


Presence of the Guru

Orianne Aymard

in When a Goddess Dies: Worshipping Ma Anandamayi after Her Death

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368617
eISBN:
9780199368648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368617.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 focuses exclusively on the experiential face of the postmortem cult of the guru, or that which James calls “personal religion,” as compared to institutionalized religion. This chapter ... More


Salvation: The Possibility of Conspicuous Sanctity

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198786528
eISBN:
9780191828805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786528.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Divine grace makes possible genuine victory over moral evil. This theme is best explored on several levels: a reading of Genesis 12, 15, and 22, attention to the concepts available, various lists of ... More


“On Pure Love”[Pl. 1:656–671]

Ryan Patrick Hanley (ed.)

in Fénelon: Moral and Political Writings

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190079581
eISBN:
9780190079628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079581.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

“On Pure Love” is one of many essays gathered by Fénelon’s editors under the heading Lettres et opuscules spirituels. This particular essay likely dates to the quietism controversy that reached its ... More


Contemplation and Action in Aristotle and Aquinas

Mary Catherine Sommers

in Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749639
eISBN:
9780191814839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749639.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This Chapter treats Thomas Aquinas’ final consideration of the meaning of contemplation, which occurs in the Summa theologiae in conjunction with his assessment of the best kind of human life. The ... More


‘Beautiful in His Miracles, Beautiful in Calling to Life’

Gerald O’Collins, S.J.

in The Beauty of Jesus Christ: Filling out a Scheme of St Augustine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198853633
eISBN:
9780191888113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853633.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The beauty that Augustine found in the miracles of Christ is exemplified in the healing of a leper, the feeding of the five thousand, and the raising of the dead son of a widow in Nain. The same ... More


The Invention of ‘Happiness’

Phil Withington

in Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representations: A collection to honour Paul Slack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748267
eISBN:
9780191810923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748267.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Withington traces the increasing array of meanings attached to the word ‘happiness’ from the sixteenth through the seventeenth century, as evidenced in published texts. The older meaning of ‘a state ... More


A Reverend Don

H. P. Owen

in The Moral Argument: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190246365
eISBN:
9780190246396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246365.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

H. P. Owen was a wonderfully systematic thinker, and his work is a joy to read. He was also a student of history; his moral argument is couched in what to this day remains one of the better cursory ... More


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