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A new way of thinking about God

Stephen Hampton

in Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles II to George I

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533367
eISBN:
9780191714764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533367.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter examines the origins and shape of a new conception of God and the divine attributes that is observably present within the later Stuart church. It argues that, although there was no ... More


The reformed defence of Thomist theism

Stephen Hampton

in Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles II to George I

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533367
eISBN:
9780191714764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533367.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter complements chapter six by setting out the doctrine of God which was advanced by the Anglican Reformed. Tracing the most detailed Reformed presentation of the issues, the Cambridge ... More


Origen on Christ as Mediator

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter briefly analyses Origen's view of the mediation of God through the Word, which gives background to the study of the three 4th-century theologians, as well as providing a methodological ... More


Partakers of the Divine Nature

Daniel A. Keating

in The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267132
eISBN:
9780191602092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267138.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Aims to investigate what Cyril means by the phrase, ‘partakers of the divine nature’ (2 Pet. 1:4), in the hope that this will provide us with a key for unlocking his understanding of the extent and ... More


The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

William J. Wainwright (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The philosophy of religion as a distinct discipline is an innovation of the last 200 years, but its central topics—the existence and nature of the divine, humankind’s relation to it, the nature of ... More


Christological predication

Richard Cross

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation: Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244362
eISBN:
9780191697357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244362.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyzes the theory of predication, which provides a clear and acceptable analysis of Christological predications. It looks at the position of Aquinas and then at that defended by the ... More


The metaphysics of kenosis

Stephen T. Davis

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583164
eISBN:
9780191725647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the incarnation, did the Logos simply add a human nature to its divine nature, as classical defenders of the incarnation traditionally claim? Or did the Logos temporarily give up or set aside ... More


Christmas

Nicholas Lossky

in Lancelot Andrewes, the Preacher (1555-1626): The Origins of the Mystical Theology of the Church of England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261858
eISBN:
9780191682223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261858.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the Christmas sermons of Lancelot Andrewes. Among his several sermons, seventeen were devoted to the Nativity and were preached on the 25th of December before James I and the ... More


St Bonaventure, OFM

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

More than St Albert, more even than Thomas Aquinas, St Bonaventure has sometimes suffered from ill-directed praise, obscuring his real qualities. Both in academic theology, in dialectics, and in ... More


Monotheism and Exceptionalism

Randi Rashkover

in Freedom and Law: A Jewish-Christian Apologetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234523
eISBN:
9780823240883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234523.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes up the challenge presented in recent scholarship by Regina Schwartz that deepens antipathy towards Jewish law by rooting the so-called exceptionalism of Jewish law in the more ... More


Aquinas: Using the Distinction

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Aquinas uses the Power Distinction more than a score of times — quite a few more, depending on how you count uses — from the earliest work of his career as a master in theology, to works of his last ... More


From Independence to Perfection

Norman Kretzmann

in The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles I

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246533
eISBN:
9780191597886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924653X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Identifying an acknowledged first cause as God requires further argumentation to show that this extraordinary entity must have characteristics that pick out the supreme being of the monotheistic ... More


God and Creation

Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall

in Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755660
eISBN:
9780199979493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755660.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 investigates some important elements of Arminius’s doctrines of God and creation. Here the chapter argues that the doctrines of divine infinity and simplicity are vitally important to his ... More


The Divine Nature

Oliver D. Crisp

in Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The second chapter takes this argument a step further, by focusing on what Edwards has to say about the divine nature, and in particular, his understanding of divine dispositions. As with the first ... More


Religious Commitment and Moral Obligation

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Do moral standards rest on divine commands? If so, what guarantees that God will not command deeds that (like the sacrifice of an innocent child) are intuitively wrong? If not, what kind of moral ... More


The historical and philosophical background

Richard Cross

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation: Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244362
eISBN:
9780191697357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244362.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Part I of this book examines the accounts the medievals gave of the hypostatic union as such — the union of the divine and human natures in the person of the Word, or, equivalently, the union of the ... More


Divine Power, Goodness, and Knowledge

William L. Rowe

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam God is generally understood to be an eternal being, possessing maximal power (omnipotence), maximal knowledge (omniscience), and maximal goodness. This ... More


Event: The ‘How’ of Revelation

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For Karl Barth, the self-revelation of God is something that happens. The whole conceptualization of the divine self-revelation is structured around the language of ‘event’. The category of event has ... More


The philosophical theory of God

Antonie Vos

in The Philosophy of John Duns Scotus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624621
eISBN:
9780748652372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624621.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines John Duns Scotus's philosophical theory of God. It explores issues regarding the existence and nature of God, and considers several additional aspects of God's knowledge, ... More


The Power Distinction: Working Notions

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a working notion of Power Distinction. Power Distinction refers to a (purported) distinction between two ways in which we may consider God's power (to do things extrinsic to his ... More


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