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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 Not 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 De docta ignorantia

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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Accidents Without Substance: Aquinas and Giles of Rome

Marilyn McCord Adams.

in Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7661 words.

Experience shows that after consecration, the eucharistic accidents are still extended on the altar and that what remains continues to be causally interactive in all of the ways that bread...

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Act and Agent

Paul M. Collins.

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East

August 2001; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 9739 words.

This chapter examines the agency behind the event of revelation, as set out in the Church Dogmatics. It explores problems surrounding personal divine agency and the question of...

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The Act of Remembering: The Reconstruction of U.S. Latina/o Identities by U.S. Latina/o Muslims

Hjamil A. Martínez-VÁzquez.

in Decolonizing Epistemologies

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8879 words.

This chapter, written by Hjamil Martínez-Vázquez, describes the conversion of some Latinas/os to Islam as acts of re-membering, or reconstructing memories, in order to construct a new...

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Action and Producers

JT Paasch.

in Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 2971 words.

This chapter sets the stage for the second half of the book by explaining how late medieval scholastics understood action (a species of which is producing). Like change, action was...

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Ad fontes argumentorum : The Sources of Reformed Theology in the Seventeenth Century

Richard A. Muller.

in After Calvin

March 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8939 words.

This chapter moves past the basic issue of definition and approach and raises the question of the actual sources and materials used by the Protestant scholastics of the 17th century in the...

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Ad Gentes on Other Religions

Gerald O’Collins S.J..

in The Second Vatican Council on Other Religions

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7813 words.

This chapter examines Vatican II’s Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity (Ad Gentes), promulgated on 7 December 1965, the last working day of the Council. Drafted in part by Yves...

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Advent

Philip H. Pfatteicher.

in Journey into the Heart of God

October 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 16521 words.

The yearnow begins with Advent, the last of the seasons to come into being and peculiar to the Western Church. Its origins are complex and obscure. There were fasts of varying lengths in a...

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The Advent of Theologia geometrica 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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Advice for Religious Historians: On the Myth of a Purely Historical Jesus

Alan G. Padgett.

in The Resurrection

September 1998; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 9273 words.

In his presentation Alan Padgett analyses and rejects a powerful and attractive ideology (‘myth’) in academia, viz. that the best approach to biblical and religious studies is one that...

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The aesthetic mediation

Richard Viladesau.

in The Pathos of the Cross

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 25115 words.

The Catholic church of the post-Tridentine period produced a well-defined body of religious art that spanned the Baroque period and lasted until the French revolution. Stylistic...

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The aesthetic mediation

Richard Viladesau.

in The Pathos of the Cross

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 6434 words.

This chapter begins by examining the reasons for the dearth of Protestant figurative art during the Baroque period. It examines spiritual themes “hidden” in secular genre painting,...

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