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Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Having been at the centre of a century long debate which cast doubt on the nature of Augustine’s conversion, one might assume that Augustine’s early works (386-96) have now been rescued and given ... More


The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Dominic Keech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Falling outside of the usual categories of Patristic Christological discourse, Augustine’s Christology remains a relatively neglected area of his thought. This study focuses on his understanding of ... More


After Edwards: Original Sin and Freedom of the Will

Allen Guelzo

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The two books by Edwards that received the most attention from both proponents and opponents of the New England Theology were his Freedom of the Will (1754) and Original Sin (1758). This chapter ... More


Human

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Bible, taken in its ancient historical context, says little explicitly about the nature of the human being, certainly not in any kind of scientific or philosophical way. It provides no explicit ... More


The Path of Retreat

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

One popular response to any alleged conflict between religion and science has been that of retreat by those in a position to speak for religion. This chapter describes numerous ... More


The Fall and Hypertime

Hud Hudson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Frequently, alleged irreconcilable conflicts between science and religion are instead misdescribed battles concerning negotiable philosophical assumptions—conflicts between metaphysics and ... More


A War of Worldviews

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The doctrines of The Fall, Original Sin, and Original Guilt are reportedly at irreconcilable odds with the reigning scientific orthodoxy in a war of worldviews. This chapter explains why. First, the ... More


Animality in Sin and Redemption

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 works constructively on the narrative of sin and redemption at the heart of the Christian account of human life. It reverses the conventional paradigm in which humanity falls into sin ... More


Demonic and Banal Evil

Ronald Paulson

in Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how possession, demonism, and vampires are related to haunting. Le Fanu's characteristic plot, as in “Green Tea” or even “Carmilla,” is “one in which the protagonist, whether ... More


Original Guilt: An Unsuccessful Rescue Attempt

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Both moral and metaphysical objections have been brought against the doctrines of Original Sin and Original Guilt. This chapter considers at length recent attempts to rescue the doctrine of Original ... More


Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Eric Daryl Meyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Inner Animalities analyses the human-animal distinction as a discursive theme running ubiquitously through Christian theological anthropology. Arguing that historically pervasive disavowals of human ... More


An Opening Gambit

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Scientific atheism is on the rise. Many religious doctrines are currently on both display and trial, science is cast in the role of the prosecutor, and the word on the street is that religion is ... More


The Fall and Original Sin: The Reconciling Resources of Hypertime

Hud Hudson

in The Fall and Hypertime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712695
eISBN:
9780191781025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712695.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Calling upon the results of prior investigations into the strength of the case for the epistemic possibility of the Hypertime Hypothesis, into its impact on contemporary metaphysical disputes, into ... More


The Church’s Cosmic Context in the Stockbridge Treatises

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the last phase of Edwards’s ministry, now in Stockbridge, he writes several treatises which are philosophically sophisticated, though this chapter maintains that they are nonetheless ... More


Conclusion

Dominic Keech

in The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The Conclusion reviews the book’s speculative method, and offers a summary narrative reconstruction of Augustine’s theological development as argued in the foregoing chapters. Highlighting the ... More


In the Image of God: Human Dignity after the Fall

Bonnie Kent

in Dignity: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199385997
eISBN:
9780199386024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385997.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Christian writings from late antiquity through the Middle Ages have much to say about the dignity of various beings but little to say about the dignity that all humans have simply because they are ... More


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