The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas
Author: Matthew Levering,Marcus Plested
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN: 0198798024
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas Book Excerpt:

This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant philosophical and theological reception of Thomas Aquinas over the past 750 years.

The Oxford Handbook of Dionysius the Areopagite

The Oxford Handbook of Dionysius the Areopagite
Author: Mark Edwards,Dimitrios Pallis,Georgios Steiris
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2022-02-25
ISBN: 0192538799
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Dionysius the Areopagite Book Excerpt:

This Handbook contains forty essays by an international team of experts on the antecedents, the content, and the reception of the Dionysian corpus, a body of writings falsely ascribed to Dionysius the Areopagite, a convert of St Paul, but actually written about 500 AD. The first section contains discussions of the genesis of the corpus, its Christian antecedents, and its Neoplatonic influences. In the second section, studies on the Syriac reception, the relation of the Syriac to the original Greek, and the editing of the Greek by John of Scythopolis are followed by contributions on the use of the corpus in such Byzantine authors as Maximus the Confessor, John of Damascus, Theodore the Studite, Niketas Stethatos, Gregory Palamas, and Gemistus Pletho. In the third section attention turns to the Western tradition, represented first by the translators John Scotus Eriugena, John Sarracenus, and Robert Grosseteste and then by such readers as the Victorines, the early Franciscans, Albert the Great, Aquinas, Bonaventure, Dante, the English mystics, Nicholas of Cusa, and Marsilio Ficino. The contributors to the final section survey the effect on Western readers of Lorenzo Valla's proof of the inauthenticity of the corpus and the subsequent exposure of its dependence on Proclus by Koch and Stiglmayr. The authors studied in this section include Erasmus, Luther and his followers, Vladimir Lossky, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Jacques Derrida, as well as modern thinkers of the Greek Church. Essays on Dionysius as a mystic and a political theologian conclude the volume.

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible
Author: Michael Lieb,Emma Mason,Jonathan Roberts
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN: 0199670390
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible Book Excerpt:

This wide-ranging volume looks at the reception history of the Bible's many texts; Part I surveys the outline, form, and content of twelve key biblical books that have been influential in the history of interpretation. Part II offers a series of in-depth case studies of the interpretation of particular biblical passages or books.

Thinking Theologically about the Divine Ideas

Thinking Theologically about the Divine Ideas
Author: Benjamin R. DeSpain
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2022-05-16
ISBN: 9004511512
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Theologically about the Divine Ideas Book Excerpt:

Thinking Theologically contains new insights into the place of the divine ideas in the pedagogical design of Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae. It subsequently challenges the false dichotomy between philosophy and theology in the interpretation of Aquinas’s engagement with the doctrine.

The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas

The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas
Author: Brian Davies,Eleonore Stump
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-01-25
ISBN: 0190208791
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas Book Excerpt:

Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) lived an active, demanding academic and ecclesiastical life that ended while he was still comparatively young. He nonetheless produced many works, varying in length from a few pages to a few volumes. The present book is an introduction to this influential author and a guide to his thought on almost all the major topics on which he wrote. The book begins with an account of Aquinas's life and works. The next section contains a series of essays that set Aquinas in his intellectual context. They focus on the philosophical sources that are likely to have influenced his thinking, the most prominent of which were certain Greek philosophers (chiefly Aristotle), Latin Christian writers (such as Augustine), and Jewish and Islamic authors (such as Maimonides and Avicenna). The subsequent sections of the book address topics that Aquinas himself discussed. These include metaphysics, the existence and nature of God, ethics and action theory, epistemology, philosophy of mind and human nature, the nature of language, and an array of theological topics, including Trinity, Incarnation, sacraments, resurrection, and the problem of evil, among others. These sections include more than thirty contributions on topics central to Aquinas's own worldview. The final sections of the volume address the development of Aquinas's thought and its historical influence. Any attempt to present the views of a philosopher in an earlier historical period that is meant to foster reflection on that thinker's views needs to be both historically faithful and also philosophically engaged. The present book combines both exposition and evaluation insofar as its contributors have space to engage in both. This Handbook is therefore meant to be useful to someone wanting to learn about Aquinas's philosophy and theology while also looking for help in philosophical interaction with it.

Innovation in Early Modern Catholicism

Innovation in Early Modern Catholicism
Author: Ulrich L. Lehner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-11-29
ISBN: 1000471683
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation in Early Modern Catholicism Book Excerpt:

This volume demonstrates that the Catholic rhetoric of tradition disguised both novelties and creative innovations between 1550 and 1700. Innovation in Early Modern Catholicism reveals that the period between 1550 and 1700 emerged as an intellectually vibrant atmosphere, shaped by the tensions between personal creativity and magisterial authority. The essays explore ideas about grace, physical predetermination, freedom, and probabilism in order to show how the rhetoric of innovation and tradition can be better understood. More importantly, contributors illustrate how disintegrated historiographies, which often excluded Catholicism as a source of innovation, can be overcome. Not only were new systems of metaphysics crafted in the early modern period, but so too was a new conceptual language to deal with the pressing problems of human freedom and grace, natural law, and Marian piety. Overall, the volume shines significant light on hitherto neglected or misunderstood traits in the understanding of early modern Catholic culture. Re-presenting early modern Catholicism more crucially than any other currently available study, Innovation in Early Modern Catholicism is a useful tool for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars in the fields of philosophy, early modern studies, and the history of theology.

Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis

Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis
Author: Jordan Ballor,Matthew Gaetano,David Sytsma
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN: 9004409300
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis Book Excerpt:

An exploration of post-Reformation inter-confessional theological exchange between Reformed, Dominican, Arminian, and Jesuit theologians on controversial soteriological topics. These essays bring theological works into meaningful points of contact in a European-wide struggle with the legacy of Augustine.

Cajetan on Sacred Doctrine

Cajetan on Sacred Doctrine
Author: Hieromonk Gregory Hrynkiw,Andrew, OP Hofer
Publsiher: Catholic University of America Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 081323347X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cajetan on Sacred Doctrine Book Excerpt:

Cardinal Tommaso de Vio (1469-1534), commonly known as Cajetan, remains a misunderstood figure. Cajetan on Sacred Doctrine is the first ever monograph on Cajetan as a theologian in his own right, and it fills an immense lacuna in the debate on the nature of sacred doctrine from the Thomism of the Renaissance. Confirming Cajetan as a key protagonist within the emergent Reformation, this work delivers an indispensable immersion into his theological method in relation to his closest predecessors and contemporaries: Hervaeus Natalis, Blessed Duns Scotus, Gregory of Rimini, Johannes Capreolus, Silvestro Mazzolini da Prierio, Martin Luther, and others. The first ever commentary on St. Thomas Aquinas’s entire Summa Theologiae was published by Cajetan. This monograph focuses primarily on the Summa Theologiae Ia pars, question 1, concerning sacred doctrine, and how Cajetan unpacks the potency of Aquinas’s opening syllogism, setting forth a coherent division of the question, and ultimately touching the mind of Aquinas when revealing the articles of the Apostles’ Creed as the Summa Theologiae’s macrostructure. Finally, we are shown how Cajetan emphasizes the essential link between ecclesiology and the communication of sacred doctrine, especially the papacy’s role in guaranteeing the proposal and explication of the faith. Cajetan’s accomplishments as a biblical exegete established him as a renowned Renaissance scholar and a forerunner of future ecumenical dialogue. Furthermore, his grasp of theology’s perennial properties continue to make him an important interlocutor in the renewed quest for a unity in theology in an ever more fragmented aggregation of theologies. Cajetan’s theological labor is a perpetuation of the via antiqua, a biblical-theological worldview handed down through Tradition. St. Gregory the Theologian (329-390), the via antiqua’s preeminent Eastern representative and chief theological constructor of Christendom, offers the monograph’s author--himself a Byzantine Hieromonk--a prime opportunity for a few closing insights on the innate symphony between two very distant periods and distinct theological traditions within the one ecumenical Church.

The Oxford Handbook of Dionysius the Areopagite

The Oxford Handbook of Dionysius the Areopagite
Author: Mark Edwards,Dimitrios Pallis,Associate Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy Georgios Steiris,Georgios Steiris
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2022-02-25
ISBN: 0198810792
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Dionysius the Areopagite Book Excerpt:

This handbook brings together forty chapters on the antecedents, the content, and the reception of the Dionysian corpus, a body of writings falsely ascribed to Dionysius the Areopagite, a convert of St. Paul, but actually written in around 500 A.D.

Grace and Freedom

Grace and Freedom
Author: Richard A. Muller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-29
ISBN: 019751748X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grace and Freedom Book Excerpt:

Grace and Freedom addresses the issue of divine grace in relation to the freedom of the will in Reformed or "Calvinist" theology in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. It focuses on the work of the English Reformed theologian William Perkins, especially his role as an apologist of the Church of England, defending its theology against the Roman Catholic polemic, and specifically against the charge that Reformed theology denies human free choice. Perkins and his Reformed contemporaries affirm that salvation occurs by grace alone and that God is the ultimate cause of all things, but they also insist on the freedom of the human will and specifically the freedom of choice in a way that does not conform to modern notions of "libertarian freedom" or "compatibilism." In developing this position, Perkins drew on the thought of Reformers such as Peter Martyr Vermigli and Zacharias Ursinus, on the nuanced positions of medieval scholastics, and several contemporary Roman Catholic representatives of the so-called "second scholasticism." His work was a major contribution to early modern Reformed thought both in England and on the continent. His influence in England extended both to the Reformed heritage of the Church of England and to English Puritanism. On the continent, his work contributed to the main lines of Reformed orthodoxy and to the piety of the Dutch Second Reformation.

The One Creator God in Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology

The One Creator God in Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology
Author: Michael J. Dodds
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0813232872
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One Creator God in Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology Book Excerpt:

"An introduction to Thomas Aquinas's theology of the One Creator God, this book provides a basic explanation of Aquinas's theology, while showing its compatibility with contemporary science and relevance to current theological issues"--

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Issue 6 2

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies  Issue 6 2
Author: Daniel S. Diffey,Ryan A. Brandt,Justin McLendon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN: 1666740454
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Issue 6 2 Book Excerpt:

The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity
Author: Gilles P. Emery,Matthew Levering
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 0191617636
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity Book Excerpt:

This handbook examines the history of Trinitarian theology and reveals the Nicene unity still at work among Christians today despite ecumenical differences and the variety of theological perspectives. The forty-three chapters are organized into the following seven parts: the Trinity in Scripture, Patristic witnesses to the Trinitarian faith, Medieval appropriations of the Trinitarian faith, the Reformation through to the 20th Century, Trinitarian Dogmatics, the Trinity and Christian life, and Dialogues (addressing ecumenical, interreligious, and cultural interactions). The phrase 'Trinitarian faith' can hardly be understood outside of reference to the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople and to their reception: the doctrine of the Trinity is indissociably connected to the reading of Scripture through the ecclesial and theological traditions. The modern period is characterized especially by the arrival of history, under two principal aspects: 'historical theology' and 'philosophies of history'. In contemporary theology, the principal 'theological loci' are Trinity and creation, Trinity and grace, Trinity and monotheism, Trinity and human life (ethics, society, politics and culture), and more broadly Trinity and history. In all these areas, this handbook offers essays that do justice to the diversity of view points, while also providing, insofar as possible, a coherent ensemble.

The Oxford Handbook of Divine Revelation

The Oxford Handbook of Divine Revelation
Author: Balázs M. Mezei,Francesca Aran Murphy,Kenneth Oakes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 0192514660
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Divine Revelation Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Divine Revelation offers a systemic approach to the notion of revelation in its various theoretical contexts. It provides in-depth coverage of the theoretical and historical fields in which the notion of revelation is discussed. It does not reflect the views of a certain school; under the horizon of contemporary discussions it offers the broadest understanding of the notion. Its main parts include biblical, theological, philosophical, historical, comparative, and scientific-cultural approaches. The contributors discuss the most important contemporary questions in theology, philosophy, and science. The Handbook offers a unique overview of the key problems of revelation, an overview missing from scholarly literature. Featuring contributions from leading scholars, the collection opens up further possibilities of scholarly work and spiritual vistas concerning the notion and the fact of divine revelation.

Politics after Christendom

Politics after Christendom
Author: David VanDrunen
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 0310108853
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics after Christendom Book Excerpt:

For more than a millennium, beginning in the early Middle Ages, most Western Christians lived in societies that sought to be comprehensively Christian--ecclesiastically, economically, legally, and politically. That is to say, most Western Christians lived in Christendom. But in a gradual process beginning a few hundred years ago, Christendom weakened and finally crumbled. Today, most Christians in the world live in pluralistic political communities. And Christians themselves have very different opinions about what to make of the demise of Christendom and how to understand their status and responsibilities in a post-Christendom world. Politics After Christendom argues that Scripture leaves Christians well-equipped for living in a world such as this. Scripture gives no indication that Christians should strive to establish some version of Christendom. Instead, it prepares them to live in societies that are indifferent or hostile to Christianity, societies in which believers must live faithful lives as sojourners and exiles. Politics After Christendom explains what Scripture teaches about political community and about Christians' responsibilities within their own communities. As it pursues this task, Politics After Christendom makes use of several important theological ideas that Christian thinkers have developed over the centuries. These ideas include Augustine's Two-Cities concept, the Reformation Two-Kingdoms category, natural law, and a theology of the biblical covenants. Politics After Christendom brings these ideas together in a distinctive way to present a model for Christian political engagement. In doing so, it interacts with many important thinkers, including older theologians (e.g., Augustine, Aquinas, and Calvin), recent secular political theorists (e.g., Rawls, Hayek, and Dworkin), contemporary political-theologians (e.g., Hauerwas, O'Donovan, and Wolterstorff), and contemporary Christian cultural commentators (e.g., MacIntyre, Hunter, and Dreher). Part 1 presents a political theology through a careful study of the biblical story, giving special attention to the covenants God has established with his creation and how these covenants inform a proper view of political community. Part 1 argues that civil governments are legitimate but penultimate, and common but not neutral. It concludes that Christians should understand themselves as sojourners and exiles in their political communities. They ought to pursue justice, peace, and excellence in these communities, but remember that these communities are temporary and thus not confuse them with the everlasting kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christians' ultimate citizenship is in this new-creation kingdom. Part 2 reflects on how the political theology developed in Part 1 provides Christians with a framework for thinking about perennial issues of political and legal theory. Part 2 does not set out a detailed public policy or promote a particular political ideology. Rather, it suggests how Christians might think about important social issues in a wise and theologically sound way, so that they might be better equipped to respond well to the specific controversies they face today. These issues include race, religious liberty, family, economics, justice, rights, authority, and civil resistance. After considering these matters, Part 2 concludes by reflecting on the classical liberal and conservative traditions, as well as recent challenges to them by nationalist and progressivist movements.

The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology
Author: Hans Boersma,Matthew Levering
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN: 0191634182
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology Book Excerpt:

As a multi-faceted introduction to sacramental theology, the purposes of this Handbook are threefold: historical, ecumenical, and missional. The forty-four chapters are organized into the following parts five parts: Sacramental Roots in Scripture, Patristic Sacramental Theology, Medieval Sacramental Theology, From the Reformation through Today, and Philosophical and Theological Issues in Sacramental Doctrine. Contributors to this Handbook explain the diverse ways that believers have construed the sacraments, both in inspired Scripture and in the history of the Church's practice. In Scripture and the early Church, Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics all find evidence that the first Christian communities celebrated and taught about the sacraments in a manner that Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics today affirm as the foundation of their own faith and practice. Thus, for those who want to understand what has been taught about the sacraments in Scripture and across the generations by the major thinkers of the various Christian traditions, this Handbook provides an introduction. As the divisions in Christian sacramental understanding and practice are certainly evident in this Handbook, it is not thereby without ecumenical and missional value. This book evidences that the story of the Christian sacraments is, despite divisions in interpretation and practice, one of tremendous hope.

The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology
Author: Lewis Ayres,Medi Ann Volpe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 0191612146
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology provides a one-volume introduction to all the major aspects of Catholic theology. Part One considers the nature of theological thinking, and the major topics of Catholic teaching, including the Triune God, the Creation, and the mission of the Incarnate Word. It also covers the character of the Christian sacramental life and the major themes of Catholic moral teaching. The treatments in the first part of the Handbook offer personal syntheses of Catholic teaching, but each offers an account in accord with Catholic theology as it is expressed in the Second Vatican Council and authoritative documentation. Part Two focuses on the historical development of Catholic Theology. An initial section offers essays on some of Catholic theology's most important sources between 200 and 1870, and the final section of the collection considers all the main movements and developments in Catholic theology across the world since 1870. This comprehensive volume features fifty-six original contributions by some of the best-known names in current Catholic theology from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The chapters are written in an engaging and easily comprehensible style functioning both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the field. There are no comparable studies available in one volume and the book will be an indispensable reference for students of Catholic theology at all levels and in all contexts.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion
Author: Peter Goldie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2009-12-03
ISBN: 0191572632
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion Book Excerpt:

This volume contains thirty-one state-of-the-art contributions from leading figures in the study of emotion today. The volume addresses all the central philosophical issues in current emotion research, including: the nature of emotion and of emotional life; the history of emotion from Plato to Sartre; emotion and practical reason; emotion and the self; emotion, value, and morality; and emotion, art and aesthetics. Anyone interested in the philosophy of emotion, and its wide-ranging implications in other related fields such as morality and aesthetics, will want to consult this book. It will be a vital resource not only for scholars and graduate students but also for undergraduates who are finding their way into this fascinating topic.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception
Author: Mohan Matthen
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 0191669040
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception is a survey by leading philosophical thinkers of contemporary issues and new thinking in philosophy of perception. It includes sections on the history of the subject, introductions to contemporary issues in the epistemology, ontology and aesthetics of perception, treatments of the individual sense modalities and of the things we perceive by means of them, and a consideration of how perceptual information is integrated and consolidated. New analytic tools and applications to other areas of philosophy are discussed in depth. Each of the forty-five entries is written by a leading expert, some collaborating with younger figures; each seeks to introduce the reader to a broad range of issues. All contain new ideas on the topics covered; together they demonstrate the vigour and innovative zeal of a young field. The book is accessible to anybody who has an intellectual interest in issues concerning perception.

The Oxford Handbook of Truth

The Oxford Handbook of Truth
Author: Michael Glanzberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 0191502669
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Truth Book Excerpt:

Truth is one of the central concepts in philosophy, and has been a perennial subject of study. Michael Glanzberg has brought together 36 leading experts from around the world to produce the definitive guide to philosophical issues to do with truth. They consider how the concept of truth has been understood from antiquity to the present day, surveying major debates about truth during the emergence of analytic philosophy. They offer critical assessments of the standard theories of truth, including the coherence, correspondence, identity, and pragmatist theories. They explore the role of truth in metaphysics, with lively discussion of truthmakers, proposition, determinacy, objectivity, deflationism, fictionalism, relativism, and pluralism. Finally the handbook explores broader applications of truth in philosophy, including ethics, science, and mathematics, and reviews formal work on truth and its application to semantic paradox. This Oxford Handbook will be an invaluable resource across all areas of philosophy.