Theologizing Friendship

Theologizing Friendship

Author: Nathan Sumner Lefler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874919

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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In Theologizing Friendship, the author aims to revitalize Jean Leclercq's defense of monastic theology, while expanding and qualifying some of the central theses expounded in Leclercq's magisterial The Love of Learning and the Desire for God. The current work contributes to a revised and updated status quaestionis concerning the theological relationship between classical monasticism and scholasticism, construed in more systematic and speculative terms than those of Leclercq, rendered here through the lens of friendship as a theological topos. The work shares with Ivan Illich's In the Vineyard of the Text the conviction that the rise of the Schools (Paris, Oxford, etc.) constitutes one of the greatest intellectual watersheds in the history of Western civilization: where Illich's ruminations are largely philosophical and particularly epistemological, the author's are theological and metaphysical. In his novel proposal that within the monastic and scholastic milieux there obtain parallel threefold analogies among friendship, reading, and theology, the author not only offers an original contribution to current scholarship, but gestures towards avenues for institutional self-examination much needed by the contemporary--modern and postmodern--Academy.
Love, Friendship, Beauty, and the Good
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Kevin Corrigan
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-03 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

This book tells a compelling story about love, friendship, and the Divine that took over a thousand years to unfold. It argues that mind and feeling are intrinsically connected in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus; that Aristotle developed his theology and physics primarily from Plato’s Symposium (from the
A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Bob Powers, Alan Ellis
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge

A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation helps individuals and families to bridge the divide between gay and straight, to heal wounds that often accompany individuals and families' negative feelings about lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered persons. Consisting of thirty stories by individuals who have come to accept
Jehovah, My God and Father, Is Real
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: W. Dwightel Weathers
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-10 - Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

My God and Father, Is Real is a love story directed by Jehovah in unbelievable fashion. It shows that God is alive and active in the lives and affairs of people today, just as he was in the days of the people in the Old and New Testament. When we
Theologizing Friendship
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Nathan Sumner Lefler
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-15 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

In Theologizing Friendship, the author aims to revitalize Jean Leclercq's defense of monastic theology, while expanding and qualifying some of the central theses expounded in Leclercq's magisterial The Love of Learning and the Desire for God. The current work contributes to a revised and updated status quaestionis concerning the theological
Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Heidi Marx-Wolf
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-18 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

The people of the late ancient Mediterranean world thought about and encountered gods, angels, demons, heroes, and other spirits on a regular basis. These figures were diverse, ambiguous, and unclassified and were not ascribed any clear or stable moral valence. Whether or not they were helpful or harmful under specific