A Short Explanation of the Nicene Creed; for the Use of Persons Beginning the Study of Theology

A Short Explanation of the Nicene Creed; for the Use of Persons Beginning the Study of Theology

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... II. OF THE UNITY OF THE DIVINE ESSENCE, AND THE TRINITY OF PERSONS'. I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD. The Bishops of Nicsea confess that they believe in One God, yet they make mention of three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. When they name the One, they assert the unity of Substance; when they mention the Three, they mean a Trinity of Persons. a As an exact terminology is most important in theology, I have thought right to put down the Latin definitions of the various words used in speaking of the Adorahle Trinity. Essentia, qua? ab esse dicitur, est id quo res quselibet in suo esse constituitur, seu est id quod est. Sie essentia hominis est id per quod homo est; nihil ea prius excogitari in qualibet re potest. Tria in eam concurrunt, 1, ut sit quod primum in ente concipitur. 2, ut cceterorum quae in eodem sunt, aut ab eo dimanant, radix sit ao fundamentum. 3, ut id sit, quo ab alia re qualibet distinguatur. Sio essentia hominis est ut sit animal rationale. Natura. 1, exprimit id quod ex alio ortum habuit; 2, synonyma est essentia--ut autem ab ea distinguatur, natura denniri solet Prineipium actionis divinse ab ipsa tamen actione interiori minime sejunotum. Substantia est id quod nullo alio indiget, cui inhsereat ad existendum. Triplici autem sensu accipitur; 1, pro essentia; 2, pro eo quod acoidentibus subest; 3, pro re per se existente, qua. postrema significatione tarn de Deo quam de creaturis enunciari potest. By the word God, we mean a Being, than which nothing better can be or be conceived. Although, properly speaking, the existence of God is the object of faith, yet this truth also commends itself to the enlightened reason of man. Existentia definiri potest essentia in actu....

Studia Patristica: Historica. Theologica. Gnostica. Biblica et Apocrypha

Studia Patristica: Historica. Theologica. Gnostica. Biblica et Apocrypha

Papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1987 (see also Studia Patristica 20, 21, 22 and 23). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

History of Theology: The Middle Ages

History of Theology: The Middle Ages

2009 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! At last, a thorough, balanced, and readable history of medieval theology for nonspecialist readers! This is that book we so often ask for and so seldom get: written by a scholar for everyone to read. Giulio D 'Onofrio, a historian of philosophy and theology, uses his deep and broad-ranging knowledge of the thought of the scholars (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim) of the Middle Ages to describe in a thoroughly readable style the development of ideas from the beginnings of what can rightly be called Western culture to the Renaissance and the eve of the Reformation. No longer can medieval theology be regarded as merely Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure with appendages fore and aft. This book is a page-turner, as readers are continually invited to join scholars and mystics of another age in the perennial pursuit of faith seeking understanding. It is this quest for a synthesis of faith and reason that guided the medieval thinkers and is the unifying thread running through this book. Readers follow as the Roman world of thought gives way to a Christian world whose philosophy builds on that of Greeks and Romans. That early phase in turn yields to the era of the monastic and cathedral schools, where Christian learning was nurtured until the rise of the universities. In that high flowering, the encounter with Jewish and Arabic thought brought a new energy that issued not only in the work of great masters like Thomas and Bonaventure but also in a flowering of mysticism. Along the way, the great controversies of the era sparked new thinking and new learning, as suppressions of thought proved only temporary setbacks and correctives on the way to greater understanding. Matthew O 'Connell's translation is masterful. Readers will be captivated as much by his lucid and readable English as by D 'Onofrio's clear presentation. It is a work of great merit that should be on the shelf, and frequently in the hand, of everyone who is at all curious about how human beings in the past, as in the present, have sought to understand the faith that is in them. Giulio d 'Onofrio teaches the history of medieval philosophy at the University of Salerno, Italy, and also teaches the history of medieval philosophy, Latin, and the exegesis of philosophical texts at the Pontifical Lateran University. He is the editor of Volume III, The Renaissance,in this series.

The End of the Ancient World

The End of the Ancient World

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach 'Intelligent Design' in schools. Yet there is much more to the debate than the clash of these extremes. As Thomas Dixon shows in this balanced and thought-provoking introduction, many have seen harmony rather than conflict between faith and science. He explores not only the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate, but also the social, political, and ethical contexts that have made 'science and religion' such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world, offering perspectives from non-Christian religions and examples from across the physical, biological, and social sciences.. Along the way, he examines landmark historical episodes such as the trial of Galileo by the Inquisition in 1633, and the famous debate between 'Darwin's bulldog' Thomas Huxley and Bishop Wilberforce in Oxford in 1860. The Scopes 'Monkey Trial' in Tennessee in 1925 and the Dover Area School Board case of 2005 are explained with reference to the interaction between religion, law, and education in modern America. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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