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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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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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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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Agency and Action in Christ in Maximus the Confessor

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. 10779 words.

This chapter considers the species of divine action in Maximus the Confessor’s teaching on the two natural wills of Christ. Specifically, the author examines Maximus’ claim that the actions...

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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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