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Introduction

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter outlines the main positions in recent discussions related to the relationship between John and Thomas. It shows that the two gospels do share a number of theological convictions, which ... More


Clement's Concept of God (II): The Son as Logos

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Clement’s Logos-theology concerns the function, status, and role of the Son in relation to the Father. On the one hand, it emphasizes the Son’s peculiar or paradoxical position as being distinct from ... More


Joseph Smith: Prophecy, Process, and Plenitude

Terryl L. Givens

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter connects Joseph Smith's religion-making, in both its scope and its method, to the intellectual revolution called Romanticism. Like all intellectual revolutionaries of that era from ... More


Paul and the Trinity: The Experience of Christ and the Spirit for Paul's Understanding of God

Gordon D. Fee

in The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246120
eISBN:
9780191600531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246122.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gordon Fee proposes that Paul, always a rigorous monotheist, became a latent (economic) trinitarian as the result of his experience of the risen and exalted Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit as ... More


Pre‐existence and restoration: Logos and and Logika (Origen)

Tom Greggs

in Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation: Restoring Particularity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560486
eISBN:
9780191721533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560486.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter seeks to explore the relationship between pre-existence and restoration in Origen's soteriology. It considers how eschatology and protology are mutually self-determining in the Son. It ... More


Corinthians 8:6: Cosmology or Soteriology?

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The original article argued that 1 Cor 8: 6 originated as a liturgical acclamation, which acknowledged all the soteriological blessings received in baptism. The unity of the motion from the first ... More


The Incarnation: The Critical Issues

Gerald O'Collins

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gerald O’Collins outlines 12 issues: the particular, historical truth of the union of divinity and humanity in the one person of Jesus Christ; his personal pre‐existence; the paradox in holding the ... More


The Tripersonal God The Tripersonal God and the Incarnate Son

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

After summarizing the emergence of Jewish monotheism and the personifications of divine activity (as Word/Wisdom and Spirit), the chapter moves to the way Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God and ... More


Kafka, the Afterlife, and Transmigration of Souls

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A belief in spiritual destiny and the existence of the soul runs through Kafka’s dream chronicles. Similarly, a thematic treatment of the soul and its transmigrations figures in some of his fiction. ... More


Person or Personification? a Patristic Debate about Logos

Maurice Wiles

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the patristic debate concerning the logos or the pre-existence of Christ as a person. It analyses the relevant works of Eusebius and Marcellus and suggests that both ... More


Paradise Lost: Pre-Existence, the Fall, and the Origin of Evil

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The third chapter analyzes Origen's account of the origin of evil. Origen explains the rise of evil in terms of the pre-existent fall of rational minds in the precosmic realm, which occurs in the ... More


Conclusion

Mark S. M. Scott

in Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841141
eISBN:
9780199949809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841141.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The conclusion evaluates the problems and prospects of Origen's theodicy. It begins by discussing four of its deficiencies. First, it does not adequately account for the origin of evil. Second, his ... More


Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This is a study of the general scheme of organization, offices, authority, and practices that God designed to bring to fruition his ultimate intentions for the human family, which scheme arises out ... More


Historical Prelude

Terryl L. Givens

in Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199794928
eISBN:
9780199378432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794928.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Assent to Mormonism as a belief system is largely a matter of assent to several alleged historical events. These begin with visions and revelations of Joseph Smith, as well as his production of the ... More


A Short Primer on Mormonism

Terryl L. Givens

in Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199794928
eISBN:
9780199378432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794928.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mormonism envisions God’s plan of human salvation as a grand three-act play. God is the supreme intelligence in the universe, but he is not the source of all being, or even the creator of that which ... More


Becoming a Latter-day Saint

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

At birth an infant becomes a “child of record” and is considered “innocent” of sin from the pre-existence until age eight. Age eight is recognized as the “age of accountability,” and marks the ... More


Two Decisions

Stephen H. Webb

in Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199316816
eISBN:
9780199369249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316816.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Should Mormons try to become more like evangelical Christians? Should non-Mormon Christians accept Mormons as a genuine theological alternative to classical theism?


Biology and Theology in Malebranche’s Theory of Organic Generation

Karen Detlefsen

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this paper, I canvas several reasons – theological, other metaphysical, and scientific reasons – why early modern philosophers embraced the theory of generation by pre-existence. Investigating ... More


Aeneas and Zacharias on Creation and Eternity

Michael W. Champion

in Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337484
eISBN:
9780199354986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337484.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter analyses the philosophical/theological dialogues of Aeneas and Zacharias. They ridicule Neoplatonic ideas and show knowledge of contemporary Neoplatonic debates, for example, about ... More


Latter-day Saint Covenant Theology

Terryl L. Givens

in Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Protestant covenant theology is predicated on opposition of Old Testament and New Testament, literal Israel and spiritual Israel, covenant of works and covenant of grace, Moses and the gospel. The ... More


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