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1893–1914

Jon Kirwan.

in An Avant-garde Theological Generation

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 12478 words.

This chapter examines the Catholic Modernists who belonged to the generation of 1890 (Dreyfus). The primary figures include Alfred Loisy, George Tyrrell, Eduard Le Roy, Maurice Blondel, and...

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A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Rāmānuja

Brian Philip Dunn.

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 336 pages.

This book is a comparative study exploring the writings of an Indian Christian theologian named Ayadurai Jesudason Appasamy (1891–1975) and his comparative theological interaction with the...

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‘A Mechanism of Attachments’

Julia T. Meszaros.

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christian Theology. 13757 words.

Chapter 6 examines Iris Murdoch’s understanding of the self. It is shown that Murdoch accepts modern insights into the disunited and fluctuant nature of the self, yet also attempts to...

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Abraham’s Dice in the Flow of Life

Reinhold Bernhardt.

in Abraham's Dice

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8041 words.

Randomness often plays an important role in situations experienced as tragic. But if God’s providence is said to reign over the life of each individual, how can there be contingency in...

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Abraham's Dice

Edited by Karl W. Giberson.

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 376 pages.

Does everything happen for a reason? Does “God’s will,” “karma,” or “fate” provide an overarching purpose to everything? Are disasters and tragedies random, meaningless events? Or is there...

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Jonathan Kaplan.

in My Perfect One

October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 10330 words.

Chapter 5 discusses how the interpretations found in the tannaitic midrashim reread and subvert the motif of the absent lover found in Song of Songs. These interpretations sublimate and...

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The Absoluteness of Christianity and the Relativity of all History

Johannes Zachhuber.

in Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8664 words.

This chapter starts with the paradox of historicism, which as formulated by Lessing is that the contingent truths of history cannot provide evidence for the necessary truths of reason. Yet...

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Aconcio, Jacopo [Jacobus Acontius] (c. 1520–1566/7?), theologian and military engineer

A. G. Keller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Theology. 1450 words.

Aconcio, Jacopo [Jacobus Acontius] (c. 1520–1566/7?), theologian and military engineer, was perhaps born at Ossana, in the Val di Sole, not far from Trento in Italy, the son of Gerolamo...

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Action

David Grumett.

in Material Eucharist

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 15415 words.

In the liturgy, actions can speak louder than words. Silence may powerfully intensify the significance of the bread, wine, and other material elements employed in the Eucharist, as in the...

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Actions, Agents, Agency, and Explanation in Athanasius

William J. Abraham.

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 10866 words.

In this chapter, the author engages the theology of the fourth-century bishop Athanasius. For Athanasius, given the kind of agent that God is, God’s coming in Christ is a coherent and...

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