Man and the Cosmos

The Vision of St. Maximus the Confessor
Author: Lars Thunberg
Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press
ISBN: 9780881410198
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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An introduction to the life and work of Maximus the Confessor (ca. 580-662), focusing on his thought concerning the cosmos, the nature of man and his relationship with God, christology, the liturgical and sacramental dimension, history and eschatology.

The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor


Author: Torstein Tollefsen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191608068
Category: Religion
Page: 254
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St. Maximus the Confessor (580-662), was a major Byzantine thinker, a theologian and philosopher. He developed a philosophical theology in which the doctrine of God, creation, the cosmic order, and salvation is integrated in a unified conception of reality. Christ, the divine Logos, is the centre of the principles (the logoi ) according to which the cosmos is created, and in accordance with which it shall convert to its divine source. Torstein Tollefsen treats Maximus' thought from a philosophical point of view, and discusses similar thought patterns in pagan Neoplatonism. The study focuses on Maximus' doctrine of creation, in which he denies the possibility of eternal coexistence of uncreated divinity and created and limited being. Tollefsen shows that by the logoi God institutes an ordered cosmos in which separate entities of different species are ontologically interrelated, with man as the centre of the created world. The book also investigates Maximus' teaching of God's activities or energies, and shows how participation in these energies is conceived according to the divine principles of the logoi. An extensive discussion of the complex topic of participation is provided.

Irenaeus on Creation

The Cosmic Christ and the Saga of Redemption
Author: Matthew Steenberg
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047433432
Category: Religion
Page: 38
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Drawing on current scholarship and exhaustive textual study, this volume offers a detailed exploration of creation—of the cosmos and humanity—in the thought of the second-century Irenaeus of Lyons, connecting it to themes of trinity, image, progress and perfection.

Géographie linguistique et biologie du langage: Autour de Jules Gilliéron


Author: Elizabeth A. Livingstone
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789068315219
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 438
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Papers presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1991 (see also Studia Patristica 24, 25, 26 and 28). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

Verleiblichung und Synergie

Grundzüge der Bibelhermeneutik bei Maximus Confessor
Author: Assaad Kattan
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004313281
Category: Religion
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This study on Maximus the Confessor's biblical hermeneutics provides a thorough analysis of how Maximus approached the Holy Scripture in theory and praxis. It attempts to simultaneously shed light on the sources used by the Confessor and to show the originality and consistency of his hermeneutical intuitions.

Maximus the Confessor


Author: Andrew Louth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134814909
Category: History
Page: 240
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St Maximus the Confessor, the greatest of Byzantine theologians, lived through the most catastrophic period the Byzantine Empire was to experience before the Crusades. This book introduces the reader to the times and upheavals during which Maximus lived. It discusses his cosmic vision of humanity and the role of the church. The study makes available a selection of Maximus' theological treaties many of them translated for the first time. The translations are accompanied by a lucid and informed introduction.

Maximus Confessor

Selected Writings
Author: Saint Maximus (Confessor),Maximus (Confessor),Maximus the Confessor
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809126590
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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This volume includes a translation of four spiritual treatises of Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-662), plus an account of his trial. Included are The Four Hundred Chapters of Love, Commentary on the Lord's Prayer, Chapters on Knowledge, The Church's Mystagogy, and Trial of Maximus.

Blood Cries Out

Pentecostals, Ecology, and the Groans of Creation
Author: A. J. Swoboda
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877468
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.

The Philokalia

A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality
Author: Brock Bingaman,Bradley Nassif
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911835
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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The Philokalia (literally "love of the beautiful or good") is, after the Bible, the most influential source of spiritual tradition within the Orthodox Church. First published in Greek in 1782 by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works by thirty-six influential Orthodox authors from the fourth to fifteenth-centuries such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Damascus, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Surprisingly, this important collection of theological and spiritual writings has received little scholarly attention. With the growing interest in Orthodox theology, the need for a substantive resource for philokalic studies has become increasingly evident. The purpose of the present volume is to remedy that lack by providing an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.

For the Unity of All

Contributions to the Theological Dialogue between East and West
Author: John Panteleimon Manoussakis
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498200435
Category: Religion
Page: 122
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For the Unity of All offers significant and new contributions for the furthering of dialogue and the path to unity between East and West. In this excellent example of ecumenical theology, the author utilizes the resources of contemporary philosophy in an effort to shed some new light on centuries-old debates that perpetuate the division between the Christian churches.

In Adam's Fall

A Meditation on the Christian Doctrine of Original Sin
Author: Ian A. McFarland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444351651
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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This engaging and scholarly book offers refreshingly original insights into the contemporary relevance of the Christian doctrine of original sin – one that has inspired fierce debate for the last two millennia. Challenges the many prevailing opinions about the Christian doctrine of original sin, arguing that it is not only theological defensible, but stimulating and productive for a life of faith Shows how it is possible to affirm the universality of sin without losing sight of the distinct ways in which individuals both participate in and suffer the consequences of sinful behavior Balances historic and contemporary criticism with original theological arguments; combining the substance of a traditional Augustinian doctrine of sin with the pastoral and social concerns of contemporary contextual theologies Provides a depth and range of engagement with contemporary criticism of traditional doctrine that is lacking in other recent treatments of the topic

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set


Author: John Anthony McGuckin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444392548
Category: Religion
Page: 872
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With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words

Passion and Paradise

Human and Divine Emotion in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa
Author: J. Warren Smith
Publisher: Herder & Herder
ISBN: 9780824519445
Category: Religion
Page: 291
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Does God suffer, and can we be close to God when we suffer? Gregory of Nyssa, on the the three most influential theologians of the early Church, offers a vision of suffering as part of our progess to final union with God.

The Love of Wisdom

An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians
Author: Andrew Davison
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334043840
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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From the dawn of Western thought to the present day, The Love of Wisdom tells the story of philosophy as something intensely theological, both in its insights and its wrong turns. The book will be invaluable for any student of theology or intellectual history, and for anyone who wants to see the intellectual cogency of the Christian faith at its best. The intellectual tradition of the Church emerges clearly from this book as one of the glories of the Christian inheritance. Andrew Davison argues that Christian thinkers will be more faithful to Christian teaching, not less, if they pay attention to philosophy. Our thinking is always philosophical, since we cannot think without categories or assumption. Our philosophy may as well, therefore, be good philosophy. By bringing our philosophy out into the open we can bring them under theological judgement. Clear and articulate, this book provides the philosophical background to Christian theology down the ages, and examines the intellectual climate of our own times.

From Nothing

A Theology of Creation
Author: Ian A. McFarland
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 066423819X
Category: Religion
Page: 212
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Too often the doctrine of creation has been made to serve limited or pointless ends, like the well-worn arguments between science and faith over the question of human and cosmic origins. Given this history, some might be tempted to ignore the theology of creation, thinking it has nothing new or substantive to say. They would be wrong. In this stimulating volume, Ian A. McFarland shows that at the heart of the doctrine of creation lies an essential truth about humanity: we are completely dependent on God. Apart from this realization, little else about us makes sense. McFarland demonstrates that this radical dependence is a consequence of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo, creation from nothing. Taking up the theological consequences of creation--theodicy and Providence--the author provides a detailed and innovative constructive theology of creation. Drawing on the biblical text, classical sources, and contemporary thought, From Nothing proves that a robust theology of creation is a necessary correlate to the Christian confession of redemption in Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

The New Face of Social Progress
Author: Peter J. Casarella
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802871135
Category: Religion
Page: 380
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Based on a careful reading of Pope Benedict s 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate ( Charity in Truth ), the essays in this substantial volume explore how an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ is the true basis for economic and social progress. The authors are experts in a wide range of disciplines -- theology, philosophy, biblical studies, political science, economics, finance, environmental science -- and represent a broad spectrum of Catholic thought, from liberal to conservative. The first book in English to offer an overarching interpretation of Pope Benedict s groundbreaking encyclical, Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress will inform anyone interested in Catholic social doctrine, and its depth of insight will offer fresh inspiration to serious followers of Jesus Christ. Contributors J. Brian Benestad Simona Beretta Michael Budde Patrick Callahan Paulo Fernando Carneiro de Andrade Peter J. Casarella William T. Cavanaugh Maryann Cusimano Love Daniel K. Finn Roberto Goizueta Lorna Gold Keith Lemna D. Stephen Long Archbishop Celestino Migliore Michael Naughton Julie Hanlon Rubio Sister Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E. David L. Schindler Theodore Tsukahara Jr. Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson Horacio Vela

Animals, Theology and the Incarnation


Author: Kris Hiuser
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334055385
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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How does an understanding of the non-human lead us to a greater understanding of the incarnation? Are non-human animals morally relevant within Christian theology and ethics? Is there a human ethical responsibility towards non-human animals? In Animals, Theology and the Incarnation, Kris Hiuser argues that if we are called to represent both God to creation, and creation to God, then this has considerable bearing on understanding what it means to be human, as well as informing human action towards non-human creatures.

The Downside Review


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