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The Appropriation of Divine Life in Cyril of Alexandria

Daniel A. Keating

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267132
eISBN:
9780191602092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Presents a comprehensive account of sanctification and divinization in Cyril as set forth in his New Testament biblical commentaries. By establishing the importance of pneumatology in Cyril’s ... More


Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Mark S.M. Scott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores Origen of Alexandria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It argues that his layered cosmology functions as a theodicy that discerns deeper ... More


Redemption as Transforming Love

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The self‐giving love of God deployed in the redemptive events creatively brings about a new and lasting mode of existence. The powerful and ‘performative’ language of Jesus transformed people. Then ... More


Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Dominic J. O'Meara

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Conventional wisdom suggests that the Platonist philosophers of Late Antiquity — from Plotinus in the 3rd century to the 6th-century schools in Athens and Alexandria — neglected the political ... More


The Two Functions of Political Philosophy

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter sets out the reasons why it is often thought that the Platonist philosophers of late Antiquity have no political philosophy. A preliminary definition is given of ‘political philosophy’ ... More


Divinization in Greek Philosophy

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter shows briefly that divinization is often the goal of Greek philosophers, be they Plato, Aristotle, Epicurean, or Stoic. It describes the variety of ways in which the goal of divinization ... More


 Jesus Christ, the Son of God

Gregory A. Beeley

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter gives a new, comprehensive interpretation of Gregory's Christology, focusing on his account of creation, the fall, and final redemption; his seminal doctrine of divinization (theosis); ... More


 The Holy Spirit

Gregory A. Beeley

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The central chapter of the book evaluates Gregory's distinctive doctrine of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit's role in the work of Christian theology, focusing on the soteriological character of ... More


Baptismal Regeneration: Participation in the New Humanity

J. Warren Smith

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Having discussed Ambrose’s view of resurrection in Chapter 5, the book turns to the Christological and pneumatological foundation of Ambrose’s understanding of the Christian’s participation in the ... More


The Luminous Dark Revisited

Martin Laird

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199267996
eISBN:
9780191601576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267995.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Redresses Gregory’s over-identification with a ‘mysticism of darkness’ and shows that he is no less concerned with a ‘mysticism of light’. The mysticism-of-darkness theme is grounded in exegesis; ... More


Municipal Imperial Cults: A Survey

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Synthesizes the existing evidence for municipal imperial cults in the cities of Asia (Ephesos, Priene, Miletos, Sardis, Pergamon). An examination of imperial cults in temple settings and those ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0199267138.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Places Cyril in historical context, and outlines the theme of the appropriation of divine life in Cyril’s narrative of salvation. Through this narrative of divine life, Cyril links the ... 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


Conclusions: Cyril's Narrative of Divine Life

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:
10.1093/0199267138.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Offers a critical summary, under the rubric of divinization, of Cyril’s account of salvation and offers a hypothesis for why Cyril made use of the technical vocabulary of divinization so ... More


Cyril in Comparison

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:
10.1093/0199267138.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Aims to bring Cyril into discussion with three of his near contemporaries, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Augustine, and Leo the Great, with the aim of gaining further clarity to the Christological debates ... More


The Traditionalist malgré lui: Teilhard de Chardin and Ressourcement

A. N. Williams

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/9780199552870.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines commonalities between the theology of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and patristic and medieval theology. Teilhard's theology resembles that of the Fathers in stressing the cosmic ... More


The Life of Grace and the Hope of Glory

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the present communion with God through Christ and the Holy Spirit and the consummation of this graced life in the final kingdom. The Catholic doctrine of grace emerged through ... More


Theology of Ascent: The Journey of the Soul to Perfection

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The fifth chapter explores Origen's spirituality. It argues that his theodicy does not dissociate the logical and spiritual problem of evil: they are deeply interconnected. It shows how the themes of ... More


Journey's End: The Triumph of Good and Universal Salvation

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The sixth chapter examines Origen's universalism. It argues that the story of his theodicy ends with the annihilation of evil when God will be all in all. It clarifies the ambiguity in Origen's ... More


Divine Anthropology: Translating the Suprahuman Chain

Samuel Morris Brown

in In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter explores the relationships between the Mormon Chain of Belonging and Smith's “divine anthropology,” his belief that humans, Gods, and angels are members of a species of eternal being he ... More


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