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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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Abdolkarim Soroush

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

November 2013; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Philosophy of Religion; Society and Culture. 7455 words.

Introduction

If Ali Shari‘ati was the intellectual par excellence of the Islamic revolution, Abdolkarim Soroush represents one of the most

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Abdolkarim Soroush

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

November 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Philosophy of Religion. 7455 words.

Abdolkarim Soroush founded one of the most important intellectual movements in Iran. This article traces the development of his thought through three distinct periods: (1) a critique of...

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Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī’s (d. 321/933) Theory of ‘States’ (<i>aḥwāl</i>) and its Adaption by Ashʿarite Theologians

Jan Thiele.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

March 2016; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Philosophy of Religion. 10094 words.

This chapter discusses the notion of ‘states’ (aḥwāl) in Muʿtazilite and Ashʿarite theology. The concept was borrowed from linguistics by the Muʿtazilite theologian Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī...

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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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Aesthetics and the Arts in Relation to Natural Theology

Frank Burch Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 8310 words.

This chapter examines the significance of aesthetics and the arts to natural theology, first discussing ways that natural theology can circumvent the evident religiosity of certain kinds of...

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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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