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A Short Discourse on the Spiritual Senses

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where we first hear about these senseless senses and realize their many uses.


Diadochus of Photice

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The work of Diadochus of Photice emerges as a profound synthesis of the Evagrian and (especially) Macarian legacies. Diadochus indubitably draws on Macarius for some of the key elements of his ... More


The Fourfold Sense of Scripture in Christian Mysticism

Ewert Cousins

in Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195097030
eISBN:
9780199848805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195097030.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores several aspects of the relationship between mysticism and scripture in Christianity, focusing chiefly on the patristic and medieval periods. It begins with an exposition of the ... More


Maximus the Confessor

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The final chapter looks at the palpable Macarian dimension of the great Byzantine synthesis of Maximus the Confessor. Maximus is shown to have integrated into his teaching a number of key themes and ... More


The Biblical Interpretation of William of Alton

Timothy F. Bellamah

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753604
eISBN:
9780199918812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753604.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A Dominican friar and regent master at Paris during the mid-thirteenth century, William of Alton was an important representative of university exegesis at a time of remarkable intellectual ... More


‘In the Spirit of Origen’: Balthasar’s Exploration of Patristic 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/9780199689002.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter examines Balthasar’s reading of patristic figures on the spiritual senses. The most distinctive feature of Balthasar’s approach to patristic writers on the spiritual senses involves the ... 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


Living Religion: On the Possibility of a Spiritual Sense

James W. Jones

in Living Religion: Embodiment, Theology, and the Possibility of a Spiritual Sense

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190927387
eISBN:
9780190927417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927387.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

An embodied approach to human understanding can ground the case for a “spiritual sense” and for understanding religious knowledge as a form of perception, especially if proprioception (and not just ... More


Biblical Exegesis

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards's exclusively exegetical works fill nearly five volumes in the Yale edition. As an eighteenth-century exegete, his approach may be distinguished from the Enlightenment thinkers, Roman ... More


Reading the Bible Critically and Religiously: Catholic Perspectives

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863006
eISBN:
9780199979967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Written by Harrington from a Catholic perspective, this chapter notes the presence of the so-called Apocrypha in the Catholic (and Orthodox) Old Testament. Next it explains modern Catholic biblical ... More


Balthasar’s Distinctive Rearticulation of the Doctrine 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/9780199689002.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter describes Balthasar’s highly creative version of the spiritual senses as deployed in his theological aesthetics. Most distinctively, Balthasar grafts the spiritual senses onto a ... More


The Spiritual Senses in a Modern Idiom: Balthasar’s Contemporary Interlocutors

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/9780199689002.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the influence of Balthasar’s contemporaries on his version of the spiritual senses, with special attention to Karl Barth, Romano Guardini, Gustav Siewerth, and Paul Claudel. The ... More


Love, Bodies, and Others

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bernard of Clairvaux and Rūpa Gosvāmin are both ambivalent about the relation of the devotee's body to the eroticism of scripture; and this ambivalence is directed against “others” of their ... More


Spiritual Perception and Liturgy

Catherine Pickstock

in Perceiving Things Divine: Towards a Constructive Account of Spiritual Perception

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198802594
eISBN:
9780191840883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802594.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The notion that speculative metaphysics must be performed as well as theorized is applied to a discussion of liturgical enactment, especially with regards to its links with integrated, ‘synaesthetic’ ... More


Perceiving Splendour: The Role of the Spiritual Senses in Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics

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/9780199689002.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter advances the central claim of this study: Balthasar’s theological aesthetics calls for perception of the ‘form’ (Gestalt), and the form consists of both sensory and ‘supersensory’ ... More


Gendered Body

Hans Boersma

in Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 3 (‘Gendered Body’) argues that Gregory depicts gender as something ultimately unstable. This instability is the result not of a non-essentialist (postmodern) questioning of heteronormativity ... More


Seeing (Spiritually) Is Believing: The Spiritual Senses and Faith

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/9780199689002.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the far-reaching implications of the claim made in Chapter 5 by looking at Balthasar’s engagement with the pressing theological issues of his day. It demonstrates that many of ... More


Sensorial Theopoetics

Gloria Maité Hernández

in Savoring God: Comparative Theopoetics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190907365
eISBN:
9780190907396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907365.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While the site of inquiry for a theopoetic comparison of “savoring” is language, in mystical texts one cannot extricate language from embodiment. Chapter 3 brings into focus the sensorial imagery of ... More


Spiritual Perception and Beauty: On Looking and Letting Appear

Mark McInroy

in Perceiving Things Divine: Towards a Constructive Account of Spiritual Perception

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198802594
eISBN:
9780191840883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802594.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter advances two distinct arguments for spiritual perception, the first of which builds from Hans Urs von Balthasar’s theological aesthetics in order to claim that beautiful phenomena expose ... More


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