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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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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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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Jonathan Kaplan.

in My Perfect One

October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 10330 words.

Chapter 5 discusses how the interpretations found in the tannaitic midrashim reread and subvert the motif of the absent lover found in Song of Songs. These interpretations sublimate and...

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The Absoluteness of Christianity and the Relativity of all History

Johannes Zachhuber.

in Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8664 words.

This chapter starts with the paradox of historicism, which as formulated by Lessing is that the contingent truths of history cannot provide evidence for the necessary truths of reason. Yet...

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Action

David Grumett.

in Material Eucharist

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 15415 words.

In the liturgy, actions can speak louder than words. Silence may powerfully intensify the significance of the bread, wine, and other material elements employed in the Eucharist, as in the...

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Ad Gentes

Ralph Martin.

in The Reception of Vatican II

April 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 13330 words.

If Vatican II conceived of itself as an aggiornamento so as to more effectively impart the Gospel to the modern world, the Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity, Ad Gentes, explicitly...

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African American Religious Sensibilities and the Question of the Human

Carol Wayne White.

in Black Lives and Sacred Humanity

May 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7158 words.

Chapter one commences with a thematic pattern within black religious thought that illustrates the various ways African Americans have sought to humanize their existence and flourish as a...

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Afterword

Grant D. Bayliss.

in The Vision of Didymus the Blind

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Christian Theology. 1879 words.

The afterword summarizes the broad conclusions of the book, highlighting the new centrality of virtue in Didymus’ reappropriation of Origen’s doctrine and exegesis for his fourth-century...

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