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Some Advantages for a Thomistic Solution to the Problem of Personal Identity beyond Death

Christopher M. Brown

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that a Thomistic solution to the problem of personal identity beyond death (PPID) is preferable to certain contemporary philosophical solutions. After explaining and motivating ... More


The Missing Piece

Candida R. Moss

in Divine Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in the New Testament and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179767
eISBN:
9780300187632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179767.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The resurrection of the body is a key place to think about who we are and which facets of ourselves are integral to ourselves. The introduction to this book places the resurrection of the body within ... More


Animality in Eschatological Transformation

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/9780823280148.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 6 takes up the end of the human story with God, the eschatological transformation of the human being through the resurrection of the body end entry into perfect communion with God. ... More


Gregory the Great's Prayer for Trajan

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The eighth and final chapter briefly surveys the history of posthumous salvation after Augustine. Central is a story told about Pope Gregory the Great (sixth century), who supposedly uttered a prayer ... More


The Risen and Remembered Self

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book concludes with a personalized reflection on the hope of bodily resurrection and the continuity of personal identity. Drawing on Thomas Aquinas’s account of the role of imagination and memory ... More


The Soul as Dynamis in Gregory of Nyssa’s On the Soul and Resurrection

Johannes Zachhuber

in Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198826422
eISBN:
9780191871160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826422.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter investigates Gregory of Nyssa’s understanding of the soul in his dialogue De Aanima et Rresurrectione. This text has often been interpreted against the backdrop of Platonic doctrine. ... 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


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