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Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

J. Warren Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Though understandably overshadowed by Augustine’s preeminence in the West, Ambrose is a doctor of the Catholic Church and an important patristic authority for the Middle Ages and Reformation, ... More


The Fall

Carol Harrison

in Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the various ways in which Augustine talks about human fallenness and sin in the early works, and how these relate both to this understanding of creation from nothing and to the ... More


Pierre de Saint-Benoît 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/9780198208143.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the sermon delivered by Pierre de Saint-Benoit. A recurring distinction between carnal, spiritual, sacramental, and eternal marriages holds this sermon together. It should be ... More


Early Modern Religious Perspectives

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Concupiscence, the immoderate and disorderly love of created things, is central to Augustine’s account of the Fall. Early modern writers frequently link their analyses of it to the concept of ... More


The Inauthenticity of Pagan Virtue I: Jansenius

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

Jansenius sought to restate the pure doctrine of Augustine, free of scholastic formulations. Human beings, since the Fall, are prey to ignorance and concupiscence, a blind love of created things. As ... More


The Path of Purification

William Johnston

in The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220748
eISBN:
9780823236824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220748.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines how purification is performed. It notes that man, scattered by sin, must pass though a purification of both sense and spirit in order to be unified in self and be available to ... More


A Divine Humanity in Sin’s Likeness

Dominic Keech

in The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 3 examines the development of Augustine’s theology of Original Sin alongside his concurrent description of Christ’s humanity. It traces his move from an abstract account of sin, to a fully ... More


Apollinaris Redux? Augustine and the Psychology of Christ

Dominic Keech

in The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 5 examines Julian of Eclanum’s accusation that Augustine’s definition of inherited sin must deny his Christ a fully human soul. First surveying Augustine’s understanding of Apollinarianism, ... More


Dealing with Desire

in Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter argues that an adequate theology of embodied relationship entails spirituality for embodied love requires embodied training. It analyzes the contributions of feminist ethics and ... More


Infant Baptism and Original Sin

Pier Franco Beatrice

in The Transmission of Sin: Augustine and the Pre-Augustinian Sources

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199751419
eISBN:
9780199979424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751419.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Augustine's thought on the connection between infant baptism and original sin. For Augustine, children are born with original sin. This straightforward statement is based on ... More


Peccatum Originale

Jesse Couenhoven

in Stricken by Sin, Cured by Christ: Agency, Necessity, and Culpability in Augustinian Theology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948697
eISBN:
9780199345977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948697.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The reading of Augustine offered in this book emphasizes his latest works, especially those against Julian, which have greater merit than is usually acknowledged. Augustine’s doctrine of original sin ... More


Gender Battles

Jonathan Patterson

in Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198716518
eISBN:
9780191787225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716518.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks in more detail at who was considered avaricious, in the context of gender debates. It explores the longstanding antifeminist tradition of denouncing womanly avarice in the querelle ... More


Epilogue: Towards Medieval Exegesis

Karl Shuve

in The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198766445
eISBN:
9780191821325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766445.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

A summary of the central claims of the book is presented, followed by a consideration of the influence of late antique interpreters on medieval readers of the Song. The focus is placed on Julian of ... More


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