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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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The Accidental Triumph of <i>De docta ignorantia</i>

David Albertson.

in Mathematical Theologies

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 14141 words.

This chapter discusses Nicholas of Cusa’s use of Thierry of Chartres’s theology in his first mystical treatise in 1440, the three books of De docta ignorantia (“On Learned Ignorance”). The...

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The Advent of <i>Theologia geometrica</i> in the 1450s

David Albertson.

in Mathematical Theologies

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 14633 words.

This chapter proposes that Cusanus’s breakthrough in the 1450 dialogue Idiota de mente (“The Layman: On Mind”) flowed from an editorial decision. In this work Cusanus decided to utilize...

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The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith

Christopher D. Tirres.

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 240 pages.

This book explores the methodological connections between two quintessentially American traditions: liberation theology and pragmatism. It examines how pragmatism can lend philosophical...

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Analytic Theology

Edited by Oliver D. Crisp and Michael C. Rea.

February 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 336 pages.

Philosophy in the English-speaking world is dominated by analytical approaches to its problems and projects; but theology has been dominated by alternative approaches. Many would say that...

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Another Look at Divine Hiddenness

Terence Cuneo.

in Ritualized Faith

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christian Theology. 7108 words.

In his book The Wisdom to Doubt, J. L. Schellenberg builds a case for religious skepticism by advancing a version of the Hiddenness Argument. This argument rests on the claim that God could...

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Apathōs Epathen

Frances Young.

in Within the Love of God

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 7336 words.

Modern Christian writers often appeal to the suffering of Christ as part of a theodicy, but early Christian writers such as Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great, and John Chrysostom did...

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The Aporia of the Concept of Revelation

Jean-Luc Marion and Stephen E. Lewis.

in Givenness and Revelation

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christian Theology. 9367 words.

The chapter sketches the surprising history of the concept of “revelation”. Thomas Aquinas distinguished between revealed and non-revealed knowledge of God, thus developing a strictly epist...

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Aquinas and Aristotelian Hylomorphism

Raymond Hain.

in Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology

October 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 11354 words.

This chapter first develops St. Thomas Aquinas’s appropriation of Aristotle’s hylomorphic account of human nature by considering Aquinas’s commentary on the De anima and Aquinas’s own...

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Aristotelian Doctrines in Aquinas’s Treatment of Justice

Christopher A. Franks.

in Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology

October 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 14056 words.

In the treatise on justice in the Summa theologiae, Aquinas often borrows from Aristotle’s moral vocabulary. But Aquinas does not thereby root justice in a nature disengaged from...

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