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The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Dominic Keech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Falling outside of the usual categories of Patristic Christological discourse, Augustine’s Christology remains a relatively neglected area of his thought. This study focuses on his understanding of ... More

The Art of Listening in the Early Church

The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641437
eISBN:
9780191755651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

How did people think about listening in the ancient world, and what evidence do we have of it in practice? The Christian faith came to the illiterate majority in the early Church through their ears. ... More

Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Thomas L. Humphries, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book is about the Holy Spirit, monks, and other Catholic theologians who lived around the Mediterranean in the 5th and 6th centuries. It makes three interconnected arguments. The first argument ... More

Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Divine simplicity is the idea that, as the ultimate principle of the universe, God must be a non‐composite unity not made up of parts or diverse attributes. The idea was appropriated by early ... More

Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus

Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus

Andrew Hofer, O.P.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681945
eISBN:
9780191761706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Andrew Hofer’s Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus is the first full-length book published in any language devoted to an overview of the Christology of this fourth-century Father ... More

Cyril of Alexandria's Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

Cyril of Alexandria's Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

Matthew R. Crawford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198722625
eISBN:
9780191789328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722625.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

More exegetical literature survives from the hand of Cyril of Alexandria than from nearly any other Greek patristic author, yet his work has scarcely received the degree of attention it deserves. ... More

The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea

The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea

Hazel Johannessen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198787242
eISBN:
9780191829314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787242.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book explores how Eusebius of Caesarea’s ideas about demons interacted with and helped to shape his thought on other topics, particularly political topics. In doing so, it builds on and ... More

Discerning the MysteryAn Essay on the Nature of Theology

Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Andrew Louth

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This book seeks to exorcize the spectre of the Enlightenment by drawing on H. G. Gadamer's demonstration of ‘how little the traditions in which we stand are weakened’ by the legacy of the ... More

Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Anna Marmodoro and Irini-Fotini Viltanioti (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767206
eISBN:
9780191821370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767206.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

What are divine powers? What is their relation to divine nature? Is power the essence of divinity, or are divine powers distinct from divine essence? Are they divine hypostases or are they divine ... More

Drama of the Divine EconomyCreator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

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

Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of NyssaAn Anagogical Approach

Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Hans Boersma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Embodiment in the theology of Gregory of Nyssa is a much-debated topic. Boersma argues that this-worldly realities of time and space—which include embodiment—are not the focus of Gregory’s theology. ... More

Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Ann Conway-Jones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This study examines Gregory of Nyssa’s tabernacle imagery, as found in Life of Moses 2.170–201. Gregory is commenting on Moses’ vision of the tabernacle ‘not made with hands’ received within the ... More

Irenaeus of LyonsIdentifying Christianity

Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity

John Behr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199214624
eISBN:
9780191761720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214624.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book provides a full, contextual study of St Irenaeus of Lyons, the first great theologian of the Christian tradition. It sets Irenaeus both within his own context of the second century — a ... More

Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit

Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit

Anthony Briggman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641536
eISBN:
9780191738302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641536.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Irenaeus' theology of the Holy Spirit is often regarded highly, but that regard is not universal, nor has an adequate volume of literature supported it. This study provides a detailed examination of ... More

John Chrysostom on Divine PedagogyThe Coherence of his Theology and Preaching

John Chrysostom on Divine Pedagogy: The Coherence of his Theology and Preaching

David Rylaarsdam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198715382
eISBN:
9780191783159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715382.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Contrary to the portrayals of John Chrysostom as a theologically impaired, moralizing sophist, this study argues that his thinking is remarkably coherent when it is understood on his own terms and ... More

Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Paige E. Hochschild

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199643028
eISBN:
9780191745416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The place of memory in the theological anthropology of Augustine has its roots in the Platonic epistemological tradition. Augustine actively engages with this tradition in his early writings in a ... More

The Other ChristsImitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Candida Moss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199739875
eISBN:
9780199777259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This book uses the martyrs’ imitation of Jesus in the acts of the martyrs as a window into the history of ideas. It argues, first, that the presentations of the deaths of the martyrs are modeled on ... More

The Practical Christology of Philoxenos of Mabbug

The Practical Christology of Philoxenos of Mabbug

David A. Michelson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198722960
eISBN:
9780191789595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722960.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Philoxenos of Mabbug (c.440–523) was a prolific late-antique theologian and polemicist who produced the largest literary corpus to have survived in Syriac. He earned a reputation as the leading ... More

Repentance in Late AntiquityEastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Alexis C. Torrance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665365
eISBN:
9780191745065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The call to repentance is central to the message of early Christianity. While this is undeniable, the precise meaning of the concept of repentance for early Christians has rarely been investigated to ... More

The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Jonathan L. Zecher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book introduces readers to John Climacus’ Ladder of Divine Ascent, a seventh-century monastic text of spiritual direction written in the tradition of Chalcedonian Christianity. Engagement with ... More

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