CHRISTIANITY AND CLASSICAL CULTURE THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NATURAL THEOLOGY IN THE CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER WITH HELLENISM GIFFORD LECTURES SERIES

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Christianity And Classical Culture

Author : Jaroslav Pelikan
ISBN : 0300062559
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The momentous encounter between Christian thought and Greek philosophy reached a high point in fourth-century Byzantium, and the principal actors were four Greek-speaking Christian thinkers whose collective influence on the Eastern Church was comparable to that of Augustine on Western Latin Christendom. In this erudite and informative book, a distinguished scholar provides the first coherent account of the lives and writings of these so-called Cappadocians (named for a region in what is now eastern Turkey), showing how they managed to be Greek and Christian at the same time. Jaroslav Pelikan describes the four Cappadocians--Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Macrina, sister and teacher of the last two--who were trained in Classical culture, philosophy, and rhetoric but who were also defenders and expositors of Christian orthodoxy. On one issue of faith and life after another--the nature of religious language, the ways of knowing, the existence of God, the universe as cosmos, time, and space, free will and immortality, the nature of the good life, the purpose of the universe--they challenged and debated the validity of the Greek philosophical tradition in interpreting Scripture. Because the way they resolved these issues became the very definition of normative Christian belief, says Pelikan, their system is still a key to our understanding not only of Christianity's diverse religious traditions but also of its intellectual and philosophical traditions. This book is based on the prestigious Gifford Lectures, presented by Jaroslav Pelikan at the University of Aberdeen in 1992 and 1993.
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Entertaining The Triune Mystery

Author : Jeffrey C. Pugh
ISBN : 1563384019
Genre : Religion
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"Drawing on one of Christianity's great mysteries - the life of the Trinity - Jeffrey Pugh seeks to bridge the gap between ancient faith traditions and scientific inquiry, in part by celebrating that gap itself as God's essence." "Pugh uses the wisdom of Plato, Irenaeus, the Cappadocians, Einstein, and many others to prompt us to think of God's energies within the processes of creation and life as the presence of God's suffering love for the cosmos. God not only nourishes the possibilities of the creation, but is fully present in them, both suffering with and extending hope for a world coming to be."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Key Theological Thinkers

Author : Svein Rise
ISBN : 9781317109273
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The 20th and 21st Centuries have been characterized by theologians and philosophers rethinking theology and revitalizing the tradition. This unique anthology presents contributions from leading contemporary theologians - including Rowan Williams, Fergus Kerr, Aidan Nichols, G.R. Evans and Tracey Rowland - who offer portraits of over fifty key theological thinkers in the modern and postmodern era. Distinguished by its broad ecumenical perspective, this anthology spans arguably one of the most creative periods in the history of Christian theology and includes thinkers from all three Christian traditions: Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox. Each individual portrait in this anthology includes a biographical introduction, an overview of theological or philosophical writing, presentation of key thoughts, and contextual placing of the thinker within 20th Century religious discourse. Overview articles explore postmodern theology, radical orthodoxy, ecumenical theology, feminist theology, and liberation theology. A final section includes portraits of important thinkers who have influenced Christian thought from other fields, not least from Continental philosophy and literature.
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The Oxford Handbook Of Natural Theology

Author : Russell Re Manning
ISBN : 9780199556939
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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 anunder-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 andreligion. 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.
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A Christian S Guide To Greek Culture

Author : Jennifer Nimmo Smith
ISBN : 0853239177
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
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Jews Christians And The Roman Empire

Author : Natalie B. Dohrmann
ISBN : 9780812208573
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This volume revisits issues of empire from the perspective of Jews, Christians, and other Romans in the third to sixth centuries. Through case studies, the contributors bring Jewish perspectives to bear on longstanding debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity.
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Christianity And Classical Culture

Author : Charles Norris Cochrane
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The theme of this work is the revolution in thought and action which came about through the impact of Christianity upon the Graeco-Roman world. This book is organized as follows: Preface Part I. Reconstruction I. Pax Augusta: The Restored Republic II. Romanitas: Empire and Commonwealth III. Roma Aeterna: The Apotheosis of Power IV. Regnum Caesaris Regnum Diaboli Part II. Renovation V. The New Republic: Constantine and the Triumph of the Cross VI. Quid Athenae Hierosolymis? The Impasse of Constantinianism VII. Apostasy and Reaction VIII. State and Church in the New Republic IX. Theodosius and the Religion of State Part III. Regeneration X. The Church and the Kingdom of God XI. Nostra Philosophia: The Discovery of Personality XII. Divine Necessity and Human History
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Imago Dei

Author : Jaroslav Pelikan
ISBN : 0691141258
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His A.W. Mellon lectures in the Fine Arts, delivered in 1987.
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The Princeton Seminary Bulletin

Author : Princeton Theological Seminary
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020589557
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Vols. for 1907/1908-1936/1937: no. 1, Commencement issue, no. 2, Necrology report, no. 3, News, no. 4, Catalogue; v. for 1937/1938-1938/1939: no. 1, 3, News, no. 2, Bulletin of courses, no. 4, Catalogue; v. for 1939/1940-1944/1945: no. 1, 4, News, no. 2, Bulletin of courses, no. 3, Catalogue; v. for 1945/1946: no. 1, Bulletin of courses, no. 2, 4, News, no. 3, Catalogue; v. for 1946/1947-1952/1953: no. 1, 3, 4, News, no. 2, Catalogue.
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What Has Athens To Do With Jerusalem

Author : Jaroslav Pelikan
ISBN : 0472108077
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This book discusses the way in which the issues of cosmogony (the origins of the world) are addressed by the Greek, Hebrew, Hellenistic, and Christian traditions by showing how Early Christian thinkers reconciled Plato's Timaeus and the Book of Genesis; two very different accounts of the creation.
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