A History of Christian Thought From the beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon

A History of Christian Thought  From the beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon Author Justo L. González
ISBN-10 9780687171828
Release 1987
Pages 402
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A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out.

Nouvelle Th ologie and Sacramental Ontology

Nouvelle Th  ologie and Sacramental Ontology Author Hans Boersma
ISBN-10 9780199229642
Release 2009-05-07
Pages 325
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In the decades leading up to the Second Vatican Council, the movement of nouvelle théologie caused great controversy in the Catholic Church and remains a subject of vigorous scholarly debate today. In Nouvelle théologie and Sacramental Ontology Hans Boersma argues that a return to mystery was the movement's deepest motivation. Countering the modern intellectualism of the neo-Thomist establishment, the nouvelle theologians were convinced that a ressourcement of the Church Fathers and of medieval theology would point the way to a sacramental reintegration of nature and the supernatural. In the context of the loss suffered by both Catholics and Protestants in the de-sacramentalizing of modernity, Boersma shows how the sacramental ontology of nouvelle théologie offers a solid entry-point into ecumenical dialogue. The volume begins by setting the historical context for nouvelle théologie with discussions of the influence of significant theologians and philosophers like Möhler, Blondel, Maréchal, and Rousselot. The exposition then moves to the writings of key thinkers of the ressourcement movement including de Lubac, Bouillard, Balthasar, Chenu, Daniélou, Charlier, and Congar. Boersma analyses the most characteristic elements of the movement: its reintegration of nature and the supernatural, its reintroduction of the spiritual interpretation of Scripture, its approach to Tradition as organically developing in history, and its communion ecclesiology that regarded the Church as sacrament of Christ. In each of these areas, Boersma demonstrates how the nouvelle theologians advocated a return to mystery by means of a sacramental ontology.

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity  Second Edition Author Everett Ferguson
ISBN-10 9781136611582
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 1248
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

Imagining Heaven in the Middle Ages

Imagining Heaven in the Middle Ages Author Jan S. Emerson
ISBN-10 9781135670184
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 387
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church Author Frank Leslie Cross
ISBN-10 9780192802903
Release 2005
Pages 1800
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Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organisation; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics. In this revision, innumerable small changes have been made to take into account shifts in scholarly opinion, recent developments, such as the Church of England's new prayer book (Common Worship), RC canonisations, ecumenical advances and mergers and, where possible, statistics. Established since its first appearance in 1957 as an essential resource for ordinands, clergy and members of religious orders, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is an invaluable tool for academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader.

Music and Women of the Commedia dell Arte

Music and Women of the Commedia dell  Arte Author Anne MacNeil
ISBN-10 0198166893
Release 2003
Pages 360
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Music and the Commedia dell'Arte narrates the story of the most famous commedia dell'arte troupe of the late Renaissance, focusing in particular on the representation of women on stage and on the role of music-making in their craft. In its thorough integration of the fields of music history, theatre history, performance studies, women's studies and Classics, this is the first comprehensive analysis of the leading actresses of the Compagnia dei Gelosi and their contributions to the Renaissance stage. Including an extensive survey of documents concerning comedians, their patrons, colleagues and audiences, Music and the Commedia dell'Arte provides a rich context for the study of musical-theatrical performance before the advent of opera and re-defines our perceptions of women, music and theatre in the Renaissance.

Jewish Apocalyptic and Its History

Jewish Apocalyptic and Its History Author Paolo Sacchi
ISBN-10 9781850755852
Release 1996-12-01
Pages 288
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This translation of L'apocalittica giudaica e la sua storia makes Professor Sacchi's expertise on Jewish apocalyptic available to a wider, English-reading audience. Sacchi argues for a more precise, literary and historical definition of 'apocalyptic', focusing on the material of 1 Enoch.

Sermon Conferences of St Thomas Aquinas on the Apostles Creed

Sermon Conferences of St  Thomas Aquinas on the Apostles  Creed Author Thomas Aquinas
ISBN-10 9781597520270
Release 2005-01-25
Pages 212
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Sermon Conferences of St Thomas Aquinas on the Apostles Creed has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sermon Conferences of St Thomas Aquinas on the Apostles Creed also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sermon Conferences of St Thomas Aquinas on the Apostles Creed book for free.

Augustine the Theologian

Augustine the Theologian Author Eugene TeSelle
ISBN-10 9781579109189
Release 2002-03-15
Pages 382
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In Augustine the Theologian Eugene Teselle surveys the whole of Augustine's theological achievement, viewing it not according to the rubrics of later systematic theology, as it is so often viewed, to the detriment of both Augustine and ÒtheologyÓ, but as an inquiry progressing according to the problems with which Augustine was concerned and the historical challenges he faced. Teselle sketches the broad outlines of Augustine's thought in six major periods, periods characterized by the basic orientations in the often perplexing variety of Augustine's writings. This comprehensive method brilliantly delineates Augustine the theologian at work. It provides the framework of his problems, showing what is taken for granted, what options are at hand, what resources Augustine has for affecting a resolution. It is a sourcebook of the nature of the theological enterprise, one which may aid the present generation to think problems through once again with a measure of the breadth and originality Augustine exemplified. It is the inward history of a brilliant mind, a mind many complexities of which are still veiled by chronological unknowns, but which always gains by careful estimations like TeSelle's. It is above all a reliable guide to the major themes in the constantly developing thought of this major Christian thinker, a co-dweller with us in an age of philosophical and theological uncertainties.

The Aims of Jesus

The Aims of Jesus Author Ben F. Meyer
ISBN-10 9781556350412
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 346
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Based upon Meyer's conviction that a human being can only be truly known by understanding his principal aim or goal in life, this work explains Jesus of Nazareth in exactly that fashion. Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew of the 1st century of this era and to understand him you must have some understanding of the Judaism of that time. - Catholic Signs of Hope.

The Envy of Angels

The Envy of Angels Author C. Stephen Jaeger
ISBN-10 9780812200300
Release 2013-08-31
Pages 544
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Before the rise of universities, cathedral schools educated students in a course of studies aimed at perfecting their physical presence, their manners, and their eloquence. The formula of cathedral schools was "letters and manners" (litterae et mores), which asserts a pedagogic program as broad as the modern "letters and science." The main instrument of what C. Stephen Jaeger calls "charismatic pedagogy" was the master's personality, his physical presence radiating a transforming force to his students. In The Envy of Angels, Jaeger explores this intriguing chapter in the history of ideas and higher learning and opens a new view of intellectual and social life in eleventh- and early twelfth-century Europe.

Community Forming Power

Community Forming Power Author Matthias Wenk
ISBN-10 9780567043504
Release 2004-12-10
Pages 370
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In past years the controversy over Luke's concept of the Spirit has centred on the ethical dimension of his pneumatology. Community-Forming Power sets out to address the issue by assessing the Lukan writings in the light of evidence from Second Temple Judaism and in applying speech-act theory to prophetic utterances. Wenk argues that the Spirit's role in prophecy cannot be limited to the content of the prophetic speech, stripping it artificially from the intention behind it. He further argues that the anointed church continues the liberating work of the anointed messiah in embracing the marginalized, and thus is instrumental in 'realizing good news for the poor'.

A Bibliography of Articles on Armenian Studies in Western Journals 1869 1995

A Bibliography of Articles on Armenian Studies in Western Journals  1869 1995 Author Vrej N. Nersessian
ISBN-10 9781136801211
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 260
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Qaidu (1236-1301), one of the great rebels in the history of the Mongol Empire, was the grandson of Ogedei, the son Genghis Khan had chosen to be his heir. This boof recounts the dynastic convolutions and power struggle leading up to his rebellion and subsequent events.

The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology Author Russell Re Manning
ISBN-10 9780191611711
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 672
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The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology is the first collection to consider the full breadth of natural theology from both historical and contemporary perspectives and to bring together leading scholars to offer accessible high-level accounts of the major themes. The volume embodies and develops the recent revival of interest in natural theology as a topic of serious critical engagement. Frequently misunderstood or polemicized, natural theology is an under-studied yet persistent and pervasive presence throughout the history of thought about ultimate reality - from the classical Greek theology of the philosophers to twenty-first-century debates in science and religion. Of interest to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this authoritative handbook draws on the very best of contemporary scholarship to present a critical overview of the subject area. Thirty-eight new essays trace the transformations of natural theology in different historical and religious contexts, the place of natural theology in different philosophical traditions and diverse scientific disciplines, and the various cultural and aesthetic approaches to natural theology to reveal a rich seam of multi-faceted theological reflection rooted in human nature and the environments within which we find ourselves.

Species intelligibilis 1 Classical roots and medieval discussions

Species intelligibilis  1  Classical roots and medieval discussions Author Leen Spruit
ISBN-10 9004098836
Release 1994
Pages 452
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The main purpose of this book is to offer a comprehensive historical analysis of the discussions on a crucial problem for the Medieval theory of knowledge: the formal mediation of sensible reality in intellectual knowledge.

Handbook of Medieval Sexuality

Handbook of Medieval Sexuality Author Vern L. Bullough
ISBN-10 9781136512247
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 460
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Like specialists in other fields in humanities and social sciences, medievalists have begun to investigate and write about sex and related topics such as courtship, concubinage, divorce, marriage, prostitution, and child rearing. The scholarship in this significant volume asserts that sexual conduct formed a crucial role in the lives, thoughts, hopes and fears both of individuals and of the institutions that they created in the middle ages. The absorbing subject of sexuality in the Middle Ages is examined in 19 original articles written specifically for this "Handbook" by the major authorities in their scholarly specialties. The study of medieval sexuality poses problems for the researcher: indices in standard sources rarely refer to sexual topics, and standard secondary sources often ignore the material or say little about it. Yet a vast amount of research is available, and the information is accessible to the student who knows where to look and what to look for. This volume is a valuable guide to the material and an indicator of what subjects are likely to yield fresh scholarly rewards.

Ricoeur as Another

Ricoeur as Another Author Richard A. Cohen
ISBN-10 9780791489444
Pages 256
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Leading scholars address Paul Ricoeur's last major work, Oneself as Another.