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Dikaios: Rejecting Statecraft

C. Kavin Rowe

in World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377873
eISBN:
9780199869459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377873.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In light of the findings of Chapter 2, this chapter argues that the culturally destabilizing character of the Christian mission entails the potential for outsiders to construe Christianity as ... More


Late Roman Advocates

Caroline Humfress

in Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198208419
eISBN:
9780191716966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208419.003.005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the question of whether post-classical advocates influenced the development of late Roman law through their forensic pleading. Under the various late Roman civil cognitio ... More


From Morals to Obligations: Evolution

DAVID JOHNSTON

in The Roman Law of Trusts

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252160
eISBN:
9780191681356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252160.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

As trusts allowed persons other than heirs to be charged with benefits, this entailed several complex implications since it enabled trusts to be established in intestacy. Because trusts were not ... More


Scientia and Self-Knowledge in Descartes

Nicholas Jolley

in Causality and Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199669554
eISBN:
9780191763076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669554.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the Second Meditation Descartes famously claims that mind is better known than body. This chapter argues that when Descartes defends the superiority of self-knowledge, he is not claiming to have ... More


“Becoming a Throne for God”

Boyd Taylor Coolman

in Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199601769
eISBN:
9780191773167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601769.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter analyzes Gallus, view of the faculties and acts of the soul that he associates with the order of the “Thrones” (the seventh rank or level in the human soul). In particular, it considers ... More


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