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 God and the Theologian

Gregory A. Beeley

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the spiritual dialectic of purification and illumination, or praxis and theoria, within which Christians come to know God. In turn, it addresses Gregory's response to the ... More


Aemilius Paullus Sees Greece: Travel, Vision, and Power in Polybius

Amy Russell

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Polybius' fragmentary account of Aemilius Paullus' trip around Greece in 168 bce. The episode, located at the join between the two halves of Polybius' work, provides a rare ... More


The Spectator Subject and Integration

Galen Strawson

in Freedom and Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Spectator Subject, or Theoria, is a self-conscious, self-moving purposive agent. She fulfils all the basic Structural S conditions on free agenthood introduced in Chapter 7. But she does not ... More


Theological Considerations

Timothy Bellamah, O.P.

in The Biblical Interpretation of William of Alton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753604
eISBN:
9780199918812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753604.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 considers a few of William’s theological concerns. In the absence of a theological treatise, it is not possible to provide a systematic account of his theology. Still, his biblical ... More


Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Jas Elsner and Ian Rutherford (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book is an innovative collection of seventeen essays by leading scholars of ancient religion on aspects of pilgrimage in Greek and Roman and Early Christian Antiquity. The period covered is ... More


Eudaimonia

Stephen R.L. Clark

in Aristotle's Man: Speculations upon Aristotelian Anthropology

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245162
eISBN:
9780191680847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245162.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers self-creation and organic wholeness. It does not wish to deny that other senses could be provided, particularly ones that involve Aristotle in contradiction: it specifically ... More


Individual Good and Deliberative Conflict in Aristotle

Nicholas White

in Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250593
eISBN:
9780191598661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250592.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Although Aristotle's ethics is rightly characterized as eudaimonist, in making the happiness of an individual his preeminent aim, it does not adopt the harmonizing eudaimonist position that all ... More


Sicily and the Greeks: Apollo Archêgetês and the Sikeliote Network

Irad Malkin

in A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

In contrast to Rhodes and its back-ripple effect, setting out from different origins, Greeks (Dorians and Ionians from different places) converged on Sicily, where they developed a “positive” ... More


Aristotle's Values

Sarah Broadie

in Ethics with Aristotle

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195085600
eISBN:
9780199833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195085604.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The interpreter's problem is to reconcile Aristotle's reflections on theôria as the highest happiness with the practical emphasis of most of his ethics. Aristotle's problem is to explain why his ... More


Introduction

Jaś Elsner and Ian Rutherford

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter contains three sections. Section 1, ‘ The Concept of Pilgrimage and its Problems’, addresses the issue of whether ‘pilgrimage’ is the right term to use for sacred travel in ... More


Mapping out Communitas: Performances of Theōria in their Sacred and Political Context

Barbara Kowalzig

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter addresses the social and political significance of theōria within the context of amphictionies in the classical and Hellenistic period. It argues that the networks constituted by these ... More


Hiketai and Theōroi at Epidauros

Fred Naiden

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explores an aspect of healing-pilgrimage that is often neglected — supplication (Greek hiketeia). It analyses the relation between this and on the one hand other forms of supplication, ... More


Pilgrimage to the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi: Patterns of Public and Private Consultation

Michael Arnush

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter surveys the history of consultation of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi. It shows that whereas the clientelle of Delphi is largely public theōriai in the 5th century, consulting the oracle ... More


The Philosopher at the Festival: Plato’s Transformation of Traditional Theōria

Andrea Wilson Nightingale

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the ways in which Greek philosophy makes use of the metaphor of religious pilgrimage. There was a strong terminological basis for this usage in so far as the technical term for ... More


(Xen. Mem. 3.3.12): Song-Dance and State-Pilgrimage at Athens

Ian Rutherford

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter is concerned with song-dance in the context of Athenian state-pilgrimage or theoria. It offers a reconstruction of the various possible types of theoric chorus before considering the ... More


Dancing on Delos: Δαλίων θύγατρες between Myth, Ritual, and theoria

Barbara Kowalzig

in Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines choral performances on Delos, a centre of theoria, the peculiar form of state-pilgrimage previously mentioned. It sets out the fundamental case of how aetiological myth is ... More


Tragical Mimesis and Biblical Interpretation I: Primitive Tragedies in Genesis

Paul M. Blowers

in Visions and Faces of the Tragic: The Mimesis of Tragedy and the Folly of Salvation in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198854104
eISBN:
9780191888458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854104.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter moves straightaway into the first, and foundational, form of early Christian tragical mimesis, the interpretation of tragic (and tragic-comic) biblical narratives. “Dramatic” ... More


The Theological Scope of Early Christian Tragical Vision

Paul M. Blowers

in Visions and Faces of the Tragic: The Mimesis of Tragedy and the Folly of Salvation in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198854104
eISBN:
9780191888458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854104.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This last full chapter confirms, first of all, that tragical vision and mimesis constituted a theological artform in early Christian literature, whereby literary, rhetorical, and dramatic artistry ... More


Does the concept of theōria fit the beginning of Indian thought?

Alexis Pinchard

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues against the common distinction made between the theoretical aim of Greek philosophy and the primary concern for salvation in Indian philosophy. Greek philosophy sometimes linked ... More


Traces of Divine Fragrance, Droplets of Divine Love: The Beauty of Visible Creation in Byzantine Thought and Spirituality

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Byzantine spirituality transforms the ancient Greek sensitivity for manifestations of divinity in nature, demonstrating richly that criticisms of Christianity (such as Nietzsche’s and White’s) for ... More


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