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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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Active Passivity: Maximus on the Passion of Jesus Christ

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 12054 words.

The “mystery of Christ” is an expansive construction in Maximus’ theology, embracing not only divine incarnation proper but every phase of Christ’s earthly ministry and passion as...

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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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The African American Christian Tradition

Sylvester Johnson.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

August 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 7444 words.

African American liberation theology emerged in the 1960s as a genuinely Christian discourse. Black theology arose in response to divisive questions about the leadership of African American...

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Afterword

Francesca Aran Murphy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christology

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 11711 words.

The best accounts of Christ’s works, such as those of Aquinas and Von Balthasar, show that Christ’s works are directed in three ways. His works are directed (1) toward God, (2) toward...

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Analogy and the Fate of Reason

William Desmond.

in The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 11476 words.

This chapter explores a plurivocity in the meaning(s) of reason and analogy, and suggests a vocation for analogy if it is to redeem its plurivocal promise. Reason is understood differently...

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Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Millennialism

James D. Tabor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies. 7627 words.

This article focuses on ancient Jewish and early Christian millennialism, which are found to be intrinsically inconsistent—there are no specific pointers towards marking the end of time;...

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Anglican Wisdom

Jenny Gaffin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 5009 words.

The chapter focuses on the nature and character of Anglican wisdom, exploring this in the context of church structures, tradition, and truth. Drawing on a variety of different examples and...

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Anglicanism and the Fathers

Andrew McGowan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 8654 words.

Anglicanism from the time of the Reformation has been characterized by a persistent interest in the Fathers of the church which joins authorities as diverse in date and disposition as...

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