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1893–1914

Jon Kirwan.

in An Avant-garde Theological Generation

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 12478 words.

This chapter examines the Catholic Modernists who belonged to the generation of 1890 (Dreyfus). The primary figures include Alfred Loisy, George Tyrrell, Eduard Le Roy, Maurice Blondel, and...

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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. 7123 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 Period of Crisis”

Mark S. Massa.

in The Structure of Theological Revolutions

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 11383 words.

Utilizing Thomas Kuhn’s argument that a “period of crisis” always follows the discovery that the accepted model of science no longer is useful, this chapter examines the famous critique of...

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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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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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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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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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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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Achievements and Conclusions

Gerald O’Collins, SJ.

in Tradition

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 2322 words.

This book has demonstrated the absence of studies of theological tradition that might have built on the substantial agreement about tradition, which has come to exist between the Christian...

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