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 God and the Theologian

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/9780195313970.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the spiritual dialectic of purification and illumination, or praxis and theoria, within which Christians come to know God. In turn, it addresses Gregory's response to the ... More


The Knowledge of God and of Ourselves

Paul Helm

in Calvin at the Centre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the meaning and sources of the overarching theme of Calvin's Institutes, that true wisdom chiefly consists in the knowledge of God and of ourselves. The origins of this theme ... More


Calvin at the Centre

Paul Helm

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Calvin at the Centre explores the impact of various ideas on the thought of John Calvin and also that of later theologians who were influenced by him. The book therefore calls into ... More


The Righteousness of God: (Safenwil, August 1915–November 1918)

Bruce L. McCormack

in Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development 1909-1936

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269564
eISBN:
9780191600678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269560.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Barth’s critique of Romans marked his first major effort to explain his new theology. He sought to establish an eschatologically conditioned theological realism which would overcome every attempt to ... More


Clearing the Ground: The Theology of Romans II: (Safenwil, October 1920—October 1921)

Bruce L. McCormack

in Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development 1909-1936

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269564
eISBN:
9780191600678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269560.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the theology of Romans II. It covers Barth’s theological epistemology, the source of the charge of scepticism, dialectics, emergence of a critically realistic ethic, and ... More


Natural Law and the First Act of Freedom: Maritain Revisited

Lawrence Dewan

in Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227969
eISBN:
9780823237210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227969.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

According to Jacques Maritain, his essay “La dialectique immanente du premier acte de libert é (notes de philosophie morale)” is closely tied to two very important texts ... More


Thinking about God

Steven B. Smith

in Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100198
eISBN:
9780300128499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100198.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a striking feature of the Ethics, which is Spinoza's decision to put God at the very beginning. Knowledge of God is, apparently, a precondition for knowledge of anything else. ... More


The Aporia of the Concept of Revelation: The Epistemological Interpretation

Jean-Luc Marion and Stephen E. Lewis

in Givenness and Revelation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198757733
eISBN:
9780191817649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757733.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

The chapter sketches the surprising history of the concept of “revelation”. Thomas Aquinas distinguished between revealed and non-revealed knowledge of God, thus developing a strictly epistemological ... More


Delusions of Knowledge Concerning God’s Existence: A Skeptical Look at Religious Experience

Keith DeRose

in Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198798705
eISBN:
9780191848469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798705.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The author suspects that hardly anyone, if anyone at all, knows whether God exists. In this chapter he explains, and to some extent defends, this suspicion. His focus is limited to exploring what ... More


The Knowledge and Love of God: Beyond “Faith and Reason”

Jean-Yves Lacoste and Oliver O’Donovan

in The Appearing of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827146
eISBN:
9780191866050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827146.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Theological Aristotelianism produced a dual concept of the knowledge of God as natural and supernatural. But the appearing of God, the chapter argues, must be an event of love that elicits love. ... More


Eschatology and Human Knowledge of God

Judith Wolfe

in Within the Love of God: Essays on the Doctrine of God in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709565
eISBN:
9780191779794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709565.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter engages two interrelated aspects of Paul Fiddes’s thought, namely his ideas on the futurity of God and his engagement with literature. The first part of the chapter sketches a ... More


“Lingering in the Dominions”

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/9780199601769.003.0005
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 “Dominions” (the sixth rank or level in the human soul). This is the apex of the ... More


“Every Kind of Knowledge”

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/9780199601769.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter considers Gallus’ notion of ecstatic, intellectual cognition of God, received from above, rather than drawn or extracted from created things below, a cognition that he associates with ... More


Semantic Internalism and the Grounds of Intentionality

Richard Cross

in Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199684885
eISBN:
9780191765162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Scotus rejects the view that the representational content of a cognitive act is fixed by its causal relations to an external object. He holds instead that this content is fixed simply by the internal ... More


The Appearing of God

Jean-Yves Lacoste

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827146
eISBN:
9780191866050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827146.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

The nine essays in The Appearing of God are situated on the fluid border of philosophy and theology, and follow a path leading from classic modern philosophical discussions of experience to some ... More


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