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Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith

Robert Kolb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208937
eISBN:
9780191695742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208937.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Martin Luther's thought continues to challenge people throughout the world in the twenty-first century. His paradigmatic shift in defining God and what it means to be human left behind a foundation ... More


God’s Omnipresence, God’s Body, and Four Ideals of Science

Amos Funkenstein

in Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181356
eISBN:
9780691184265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181356.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines how medieval theology, in most of its varieties, viewed with intense suspicion any doctrine that took God’s presence in the world too literally. So much was this true that not ... More


Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

JT Paasch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199646371
eISBN:
9780191739293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

According to the doctrine of the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Spirit are supposed to be distinct from each other, and yet be one and the same God. As if that were not perplexing enough, there is ... More


John Calvin's Ideas

Paul Helm

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199255696
eISBN:
9780191602429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199255695.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

John Calvin is universally acknowledged as one of the formative Christian theologians and one of the great doctors of the Church. His work continues to be the subject of almost continuous exposition ... More


Divine Omnipotence and Laws of Nature

Amos Funkenstein

in Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181356
eISBN:
9780691184265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181356.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how eternal truths are created in a radical sense of the word; even mathematical theorems are contingent upon God’s will. What the most radical defenders of divine omnipotence ... More


Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Alexander Murray

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

A group of men dig a tunnel under the threshold of a house. Then they go and fetch a heavy, sagging object from inside the house, pull it out through the tunnel, and put it on a cow-hide to be ... More


The Patristic and Early Medieval Heritage

Euan Cameron

in Enchanted Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257829
eISBN:
9780191698477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257829.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter argues that the heritage of authoritative texts on superstitions tended to be fragmentary and unsystematic. The early medieval accounts anticipated many of the key principles and ... More


Classical Semiology

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Jacques Derrida first uses the expression ‘classical semiology’ in ‘Différance’, to name the metaphysical system in which a sign takes the place of the thing in its absence. According to Derrida, ... More


Patristic and Medieval Theologies of Sacraments

Ryan M. Reeves

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Part I, on patristic and medieval theologies of sacraments, covers Basil, Augustine, Peter Lombard, Thomas Aquinas, and Duns Scotus. This chapter begins Part I and addresses the sacraments in ... More


Sources for the Formulation of Doctrine: Continuity and Discontinuity?

Adriaan C. Neele

in Before Jonathan Edwards: Sources of New England Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372621
eISBN:
9780199372645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

The nature and extent of theology is formulated by Edwards in a classical Protestant scholastic way with trajectories reaching back to the Medieval theology. The Medieval and early modern Reformed ... More


Introduction

Patricia Dailey

in Promised Bodies: Time, Language, and Corporeality in Medieval Women's Mystical Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161206
eISBN:
9780231535526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161206.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter presents the book's primary aim: to define the relationship of embodiment to poetics and literary form by showing their entwined roles in medieval theology and practice. By ... More


Medieval Family and Marriage Law: From Actions of Status to Legal Doctrine

Laurent L J M Waelkens

in The Creation of the Ius Commune: From Casus to Regula

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638970
eISBN:
9780748651481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638970.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides a challenging account of how the medieval scholars created a law reflecting their Judeo-Christian ideas of family and marriage out of Roman legal texts which were founded on ... More


Theology as a Science That Benefits from a Scholastic Method

Theodore G. Van Raalte

in Antoine de Chandieu: The Silver Horn of Geneva's Reformed Triumvirate

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190882181
eISBN:
9780190882211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882181.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

Chandieu considered theology to be a “science” in the classical sense of the term, much like Thomas Aquinas. In this chapter Chandieu’s important introduction to his programmatic treatise of 1580 is ... More


Thomas of Monmouth and the Protocols of the Sages of Narbonne

Johannes Heil

in The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the ways in which the anti-Semitism of medieval Christians produced narrative lines very similar to the conspiratorial one that lies at the base of the Protocols forgery. ... More


The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure

Thomas A. Fudge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988082
eISBN:
9780199346288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988082.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers a detailed examination of the five year-long legal process which involved the Bohemian priest Jan Hus. Issues of heresy, canon law, and legal procedure are investigated in relation ... More


Introduction

William Johnston

in The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220748
eISBN:
9780823236824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220748.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides a background to the works of the anonymous English author of The Cloud of Unknowing. This man belongs to a mystical trend known as “apophatic” because of its tendency to ... More


“Signum est in praedicamento relationis”: Roger Bacon’s Semantics Revisited in the Light of His Relational Theory of the Sign

Laurent Cesalli and Irène Rosier-Catach

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy Volume 6

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827030
eISBN:
9780191866005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827030.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Roger Bacon is a remarkable figure for his theory of the sign. According to the new reading hypothesis presented in this article, the whole theory is grounded on the relational nature of the sign. ... More


Balthasar’s Reading of Medieval and Early Modern Versions of the Spiritual Senses

Mark McInroy

in Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689002
eISBN:
9780191768095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689002.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter investigates Balthasar’s reading of the spiritual senses in the medieval and early modern periods. Bonaventure is most significant for Balthasar among medieval expositors of the ... More


Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour

Mark McInroy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689002
eISBN:
9780191768095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

In this study, Mark McInroy argues that the ‘spiritual senses’ play a crucial yet previously unappreciated role in the theological aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar. The doctrine of the spiritual ... More


The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas

Dominic Legge, O.P.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198794196
eISBN:
9780191835780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book serves as a counterpoint to prevailing contemporary perspectives on Thomas Aquinas by bringing to light the surprising Trinitarian riches in his Christology. Its central thesis is that, for ... More


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