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The Miracles: Diseases, Corpses, and Other Wonders

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An exploration of the problems resolved miraculously. The vast majority are cures from illness. The diseases amendable to miracle cure change through time according to medical science. Some ... More


Agen(n)êtos and the Identity Thesis: Justin, Dionysius of Alexandria, and Athanasius

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 3 sets the stage for the subsequent discussion of Eunomius of Cyzicus and his opponents. It outlines the background to his view that ingeneracy, that is, having no cause, is the essential ... More


Humanity and its Destiny

Seymour Feldman

in Gersonides: Judaism within the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113447
eISBN:
9781800340152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113447.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the topic of humanity's ultimate felicity, which is another common interest between some Greek philosophers and believers of scriptural religions. It discusses assumptions ... More


Holy Flesh: The Christological Debate

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the theological debate between Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus over the incorruptibility of the body of Christ. It begins by discussing the stages of the debate ... More


Body Politics: Rethinking the Body of Christ

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the ecclesiological foundations of the theological debate between Severus of Antioch and the separatist elements within the anti-Chalcedonian camp over the incorruptibility of ... More


The Food of In/corruption: Liturgical Aspects of the Debate

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the liturgical aspects of the theological debate over the incorruptibility of the body of Christ, and particularly the way the dispute was tied to eucharistic theology and ... More


Conclusion: Severus Transformed

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the issues discussed in the book and looks ahead to the aftermath of the incorruptibility controversy as it played out in the second half of the sixth century. ... More


Introduction: Dissension among the Dissenters

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the main theological question within the anti-Chalcedonian party that occupied Severus of Antioch in the last fifteen years of his life: the incorruptibility of the body of Christ. ... More


Material Pluralism and Ordinary Bodies

Tad M. Schmaltz

in The Metaphysics of the Material World: Suárez, Descartes, Spinoza

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190070229
eISBN:
9780190070250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070229.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of whether Descartes adopts the “pluralist” view that the material world is composed of distinct substantial parts, or rather the “monist” view that there is a ... More


Dead Body

Hans Boersma

in Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 4 (‘Dead Body’) explains that Gregory’s encomium on virginity in De virginitate must be taken at face value. Bodily virginity, which denies the passions, enables us to participate in divine ... More


The Cult of Relics in Hinduism

Orianne Aymard

in When a Goddess Dies: Worshipping Ma Anandamayi after Her Death

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368617
eISBN:
9780199368648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368617.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Similarly to the Buddhist, Christian, or Sufi traditions, which confer upon the relic the power of the deceased saint, the relic in the Hindu tradition is viewed as a truly living entity. In ... More


Christ and his Work

Anthony Briggman

in God and Christ in Irenaeus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198792567
eISBN:
9780191834561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792567.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 through 4 lead on to Chapter 5. Having established Irenaeus’ understanding of the nature of the divine being, the Word-Son, and the person of Christ, this chapter shows that central aspects ... More


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