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Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Morwenna Ludlow

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The 4th-century Christian thinker, Gregory of Nyssa, has been the subject of a huge variety of interpretations over the past fifty years, from historians, theologians, philosophers, and others. This ... More


The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Henry Chadwick

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book provides a detailed narrative history of the first six centuries of the Christian Church, from the first followers of Jesus to the papacy of Gregory the Great (590–604). It describes how ... More


John Edwards: Church of England Calvinist

Dewey D. Wallace, Jr.

in Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660–1714: Variety, Persistence, and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744831
eISBN:
9780199897339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744831.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The last Calvinist discussed in this book is John Edwards, whose father Thomas Edwards had been a Puritan heresiographer. Nonetheless he conformed to the Church of England in 1660, picturing himself ... More


Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England

Benjamin J. King

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199548132
eISBN:
9780191720383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548132.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

John Henry (later Cardinal) Newman is widely known to have been devoted to reading the Church Fathers. By exploring which Fathers interested Newman most and when, using both published and archive ... More


Evidence in History

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The alternative view of cultural change that assigns roles not only to ideas but also to elites, networks, technology, and new institutions, provides a much better account of the growth in ... More


The Impact of Theology on the Natural Sciences: The Idea of Contribution

Tapio Luoma

in Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151893
eISBN:
9780199834419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151895.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Torrance's claim that it is Christian theology that has provided the basis for the emergence of the modern natural sciences is another example of the idea of contribution, entertained for various ... More


The Theological Origins of Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

in Humanism and Religion: A Call for the Renewal of Western Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697755
eISBN:
9780191738159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697755.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter locates the origin of humanistic ideals in Christian anthropology, particularly the Christological interpretation of the imago Dei and traces the impact of this teaching from patristic ... More


Introduction: Pantomime, A Lost Chord of Ancient Culture

Edith Hall

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In a broad contextualization of ancient pantomime within cultural history, the reasons for the importance of research into ancient pantomime are explored: it represents a lost aesthetic of profound ... More


Ressourcement and Vatican II

Gerald O'Collins

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter opens by showing how six documents from Vatican II emphasize a creative return to the biblical, patristic, liturgical, and other sources that will revitalize the church's teaching and ... More


Challenging the Curse: Readings and Counterreadings

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores readings of Genesis 9 that run counter to the orthodox interpretive paradigm. These counterreadings are identified in the commentary of rabbis and church fathers, the tracts of ... More


Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Nicholas Hardy and Dmitri Levitin (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This volume examines the relationship between the history of scholarship and the history of Christianity in the early modern period. Leading British, American and continental scholars explore the ... More


Maurice Frank Wiles 1923–2005

Rowan Williams and Frances Young

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

Maurice Frank Wiles (1923–2005), a Fellow of the British Academy, was an Anglican theologian who was able within that tradition to develop the field of ‘doctrinal criticism’. He began his career ... More


Tradition and the Tacit

ANDREW LOUTH

in Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the conflict between Catholics and Protestants concerning the use of tradition to support theological positions that cannot be proved from the Scripture. It explores ... More


Sources

Timothy Bellamah, O.P.

in The Biblical Interpretation of William of Alton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753604
eISBN:
9780199918812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753604.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 examines William’s use of sources. A hallmark of medieval commentary was extensive borrowing from the works of earlier writers. More specific to university commentary was the use of broader ... More


Return to Allegory

ANDREW LOUTH

in Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the Church Fathers' use of allegory in interpreting the Scriptures. It explains that for the Fathers allegory is not merely a stylistic habit but rather it is bound ... More


Ad fontes argumentorum : The Sources of Reformed Theology in the Seventeenth Century

Richard A. Muller

in After Calvin: Studies in the Development of a Theological Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157017
eISBN:
9780199849581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157017.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter moves past the basic issue of definition and approach and raises the question of the actual sources and materials used by the Protestant scholastics of the 17th century in the fashioning ... More


From Story to System

Philipp W. Rosemann

in Peter Lombard

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155440
eISBN:
9780199849871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155440.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Religious texts seem to share a significant characteristic. They possess a narrative structure, as opposed to presenting a rational argument. This chapter analyzes how traditions develop around texts ... More


Life, Intellectual Milieu, and Works

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines Boethius's life in Italy at the time of Theoderic the Ostrogoth. It presents his background and intellectual milieu, along with the four main traditions on which he draws: Greek ... More


Sources of the Scholia

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines John of Scythopolis' sources for his Scholia and the formal pattern by which he used those materials in interpreting the Dionysian corpus. John made use of a variety of sources. ... More


The Patristic Period: Outlining the Problem

Matthew Levering

in Predestination: Biblical and Theological Paths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604524
eISBN:
9780191729317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604524.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Chapter Two argues that the Church Fathers develop insightful but almost inevitably one-sided approaches to the New Testament's teachings on predestination. Origen emphasizes the Creator's unlimited ... More


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