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 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


Drama of the Divine Economy: Creator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

Paul M. Blowers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660414
eISBN:
9780191745980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660414.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book investigates the relation between Creator and creation as an object of constructive theology and religious devotion in the early church. Initial chapters revisit the challenges and legacies ... More


Epilogue: Drama of the Divine Economy

Paul M. Blowers

in Drama of the Divine Economy: Creator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660414
eISBN:
9780191745980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660414.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This short Epilogue enhances the central leitmotif of the “drama of the divine” economy. A compelling analogy obtains here with the work of contemporary theologians like Kevin Vanhoozer and Hans Urs ... More


Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Paul M. Blowers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199673940
eISBN:
9780191815829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This book contextualizes the achievement of a strategically crucial figure in Byzantium’s turbulent seventh century, the monk and theologian Maximus the Confessor (580–662). Building on newer ... More


Creation as the Drama of Divine Freedom and Resourcefulness

Paul M. Blowers

in Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199673940
eISBN:
9780191815829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Opening a new section of the book on the “cosmic landscapes” of Maximus’ theology, this chapter presses beyond philosophical cosmology and argues that, in the spirit of his distant predecessor ... More


Protology and Teleology in Maximus’ Interpretation of Human Nature, Human Fallenness, and Human Hope

Paul M. Blowers

in Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199673940
eISBN:
9780191815829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Maximus’ interpretation of the oikonomia of salvation and deification, his perspective on the beginning and end of humanity in terms of the concrete contingencies of history ... More


Epilogue: A Confessor for East, West, and Global South

Paul M. Blowers

in Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199673940
eISBN:
9780191815829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673940.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding reflection pulls together some of the key proposals of the monograph, reiterating the value of a “theo-dramatic” reading of Maximus’ theology and suggesting once more how his ... More


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