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. Wise Ignorance: Nicolaus of Cusa’s Search for Truth

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Cusanus's emphasis on experiential learning and piety. It discusses his key notion of the concept of coincidence of opposites, which is linked to learned ignorance, and his ... More


Learned Ignorance and Faithful Interpretation of the Qur’an in Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464)

Pim Valkenberg

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the meaning of “learned ignorance” as understood by the unusual fifteenth-century scholar and Cardinal of the Catholic Church, Nicholas of Cusa. Building on the writings of ... More


Learned Ignorance: An Introduction

James L. Heft

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the book's purpose: to demonstrate one facet of what might be described as one of the best things of our own time: serious and sustained interreligious ... More


Biblical Criticism, Knowledge, and the First Commandment in Gisbertus Voetius (1589–1676)

Aza Goudriaan

in Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age: God's Word Questioned

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198806837
eISBN:
9780191844379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806837.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Voetius’ insistence on the integration of biblical criticism and science rests on a moral valuation of knowledge derived from the first commandment: ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me’ (Ex. ... More


“Seeing the Sounds”: Intellectual Humility and the Process of Dialogue

Michael A. Signer

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter draws explicitly on the thought of Nicholas of Cusa to shed further light on often unexplored dimensions of interreligious dialogue. It firsts describes the link between learned ... More


On Appropriation and Inhabitation

Mucahit Bilici

in Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226049564
eISBN:
9780226922874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter offers a theory of inhabitation. It clarifies the meanings of being diasporic and being at home. It presents a series of concepts that facilitate the understanding of “nativity” as a ... More


Semen Frank: The Quest for Religion

Teresa Obolevitch

in Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198838173
eISBN:
9780191874642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838173.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 10 analyzes the thought of Semen Frank who intended to expose the absolute priority of theology and “justify” secular branches of knowledge using theological tools. For him the relationship ... More


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