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“A German Professor Dropped into the American Forests”

Michael J. McClymond.

in After Jonathan Edwards

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7319 words.

This chapter argues that Edwards’s intellectual influence in the three nations of Britain, France, and Germany is primarily focused on three areas of discussion: (1) metaphysical and...

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‘A sensibility for the infinite’: Metaphor, Symbol, Form, and the Sublime

David Fuller.

in Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 6240 words.

This chapter discusses Brown's treatment of metaphor in God and Mystery in Words. Brown's aim of avoiding the opposite errors of too much mystery and too much explanation is tested and...

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 A World <i>Not</i> Well Lost

David Kyuman Kim.

in Melancholic Freedom

August 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7643 words.

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the...

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Abelard’s Response to Anselm

Nicholas E. Lombardo.

in The Father's Will

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Biblical Studies. 5772 words.

Although Peter Abelard does not cite Cur Deus homo, he formulates his theory of redemption in direct response to Anselm. According to the standard typology, Anselm and Abelard represent two...

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Abhinavagupta’s Theogrammatical Topography of the One and the Many

Loriliai Biernacki.

in Divine Multiplicity

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8238 words.

This chapter examines the thought of Abhinavagupta, an Indian thinker and mystic in the Tantric tradition who lived from the latter part of the tenth to the middle of the eleventh century...

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Abraham

Charles Raith.

in Aquinas and Calvin on Romans

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Biblical Studies. 12289 words.

This chapter highlights the implications of Aquinas’s and Calvin’s readings of Romans 1–3 for their respective interpretations of father Abraham. Important for their interpretations of...

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Absolute Difference

Kathryn Tanner.

in Divine Multiplicity

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 6538 words.

This chapter questions easy assumptions regarding unity and diversity as unproblematic ethical or philosophical values in and of themselves. It then examines the evolution of the doctrine...

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Absorption and Embrace

Jason A. Springs.

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy

October 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 9465 words.

Chapter 3 further complicates the alignment of Frei’s theology with the work of his colleague and friend George Lindbeck. This argument explicitly takes up questions of theology’s...

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The Academic Roots of Bonhoeffer’s Ethical Theology

Michael P. DeJonge.

in Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation

February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7137 words.

Despite the various and often drastic changes in Bonhoeffer’s thought, he remained committed to the person‐theology and its hermeneutic thought‐form, as this concluding chapter demonstrates...

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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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