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John Wyclif

Stephen Edmund Lahey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The 14th-century English philosopher and theologian John Wyclif (d. 1384) has been described as a forerunner of the Reformation, but is better understood as the last important thinker of Oxford’s ... More


How Philosophical Theology Became Possible within the Analytic Tradition of Philosophy

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199203567
eISBN:
9780191708190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203567.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines how developments in the analytic tradition during the 20th century not only made room for analytic philosophical theology, but contributed to its flourishing. The flowering of ... More


The personal absolute

Jan Olof Bengtsson

in The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces the arguments for why, according to the personalists, the absolute cannot be conceived in pantheistic and impersonalistic terms. It discusses the meaning of the new concept of ... More


Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Peter Forrest

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a speculative philosophical theology based on three themes: that a version of materialism is a help, not a hindrance, in philosophical theology; that God develops; and that this ... More


Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Peter C. Hodgson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion is one of the most important resources from the nineteenth century for theology as it faces the challenges of modernity and postmodernity. A critical ... More


Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Brian Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an in-depth study of Saint Thomas Aquinas's thoughts on God and evil, revealing that Aquinas's thinking about God and evil can be traced through his metaphysical philosophy, his ... More


Stoic Philosophical Theology and Graeco‐Roman Religion

Keimpe Algra

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines some aspects of the philosophical attitude of the Stoics, early as well as later, vis- à-vis traditional religion. It first addresses some preliminary issues, such as the ... More


The Literary Life of Jonathan Edwards

Wilson H. Kimnach

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter describes how the literary biography of Jonathan Edwards shows him living a frontier life on the western edge of the culture and society from which he derived inspiration. His interests ... More


Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit

Christopher A. Stephenson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916795
eISBN:
9780199980284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916795.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is the first critical study of the major academic theologians within pentecostalism, one of the fastest growing and influential religious traditions worldwide. As a typological study, it ... More


The Priority of the Perfect in the Philosophical Theology of the Continental Rationalists

ROBERT MERRIHEW ADAMS

in Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the concept of the priority of the perfect in continental rationalists’ philosophical theology. It suggests that the less perfect or complete needs to be understood in terms of ... More


God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Gregory E. Ganssle and David M. Woodruff (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is a collection of essays written by philosophers about God's relation to time. The essays have been selected to represent current debates written between those who believe God to be atemporal ... More


George Christopher Stead 1913–2008

L. R. Wickham

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264751
eISBN:
9780191734229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264751.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

George Christopher Stead's aim, throughout his scholarly work, was to lay bare and explain. He was very good at it, as this first piece in 1961 shows. It is a fine example of Stead's mature thinking. ... More


Golden Apples in Silver Peels: The Origin of the World—An Explanation of Genesis

Kurt Flasch

in Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204865
eISBN:
9780300216370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Meister Eckhart's explanation of Genesis based on Augustine's three expositions of the first book of the Bible and the commentaries by Ambrose, Basil of Caesarea, Moses ... More


Comments on Adams ‘The Priority of the Perfect’

MARIA ROSA ANTOGNAZZA

in Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on Robert Adams’ chapter on the concept of the priority of the perfect in continental rationalists’ philosophical theology. It identifies the point of the top-down strategy ... More


Introduction

MICHAEL AYERS

in Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the relation between the concepts of rationalism, Platonism, and God. This book is intended as a contribution to the ... More


Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Oliver D. Crisp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is widely regarded as a philosopher and theologian of the first rank, sometimes even as “America's Theologian.” This study offers a major revisionist account of his views ... More


A Different Kind of Calvinism? Edwardsianism Compared with Older Forms of Reformed Thought

Paul Helm

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/9780199756292.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards’s theological significance is partly due to how he combined the theological conservatism of his inherited Reformed Orthodoxy (largely but not entirely, in its English Puritan expression) and ... More


Conclusion

Oliver D. Crisp

in Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755295
eISBN:
9780199979486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755295.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This short conclusion offers some remarks about Edwards's contribution to Christian philosophical theology on the doctrines of God and creation.


Destiny and Deliberation: Essays in Philosophical Theology

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696574
eISBN:
9780191732270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696574.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents new work in philosophical theology on the universe, creation, and the afterlife. Organised thematically by the endpoints of time, the volume begins by addressing eschatological ... More


The Problem of Evil

Peter van Inwagen

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, the problem of evil is understood in a narrow, intellectual sense: as the problem of how a theist can best reply to various arguments for the non-existence of God that are based on ... More


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