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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. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Rāmānuja

Brian Philip Dunn.

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 336 pages.

This book is a comparative study exploring the writings of an Indian Christian theologian named Ayadurai Jesudason Appasamy (1891–1975) and his comparative theological interaction with the...

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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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‘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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Abraham’s Dice in the Flow of Life

Reinhold Bernhardt.

in Abraham's Dice

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8041 words.

Randomness often plays an important role in situations experienced as tragic. But if God’s providence is said to reign over the life of each individual, how can there be contingency in...

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Abraham's Dice

Edited by Karl W. Giberson.

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 376 pages.

Does everything happen for a reason? Does “God’s will,” “karma,” or “fate” provide an overarching purpose to everything? Are disasters and tragedies random, meaningless events? Or is there...

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