Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Logos and the Creation of the Human Being: Sketching the Patristic Thought.” In Logos et Musica, ed. Elzbieta Szczurko, Tadeusz Guz, and Horst Seidl, 71–85. Frankfurt am Main: Lang. Delatte, Armand. 1974. Etudes sur la littérature ...

Author: Anna Marmodoro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191079955

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Is power the essence of divinity, or are divine powers distinct from divine essence? Are they divine hypostases or are they divine attributes? Are powers such as omnipotence, omniscience, etc. modes of divine activity? How do they manifest? In which way can we apprehend them? Is there a multiplicity of gods whose powers fill the cosmos or is there only one God from whom all power(s) derive(s) and whose power(s) permeate(s) everything? These are questions that become central to philosophical and theological debates in Late Antiquity (roughly corresponding to the period 2nd to the 6th centuries). On the one hand, the Pagan Neoplatonic thinkers of this era postulate a complex hierarchy of gods, whose powers express the unlimited power of the ineffable One. On the other hand, Christians proclaim the existence of only one God, one divine power or one 'Lord of all powers'. Divided into two main sections, the first part of Divine Powers in Late Antiquity examines aspects of the notion of divine power as developed by the four major figures of Neoplatonism: Plotinus (c. 204-270), Porphyry (c. 234-305), Iamblichus (c.245-325), and Proclus (412-485). It focuses on an aspect of the notion of divine power that has been so far relatively neglected in the literature. Part two investigates the notion of divine power in early Christian authors, from the New Testament to the Alexandrian school (Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Athanasius the Great) and, further, to the Cappadocian Fathers (Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa), as well as in some of these authors' sources (the Septuagint, Philo of Alexandria). The traditional view tends to overlook the fact that the Bible, particularly the New Testament, was at least as important as Platonic philosophical texts in the shaping of the early Christian thinking about the Church's doctrines. Whilst challenging the received interpretation by redressing the balance between the Bible and Greek philosophical texts, the essays in the second section of this book nevertheless argue for the philosophical value of early Christian reflections on the notion of divine power. The two groups of thinkers that each of the sections deal with (the Platonic-Pagan and the Christian one) share largely the same intellectual and cultural heritage; they are concerned with the same fundamental questions; and they often engage in more or less public philosophical and theological dialogue, directly influencing one another.

A Living Sacrifice Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger

“Joseph Ratzinger's Friendship with Augustine, Bonaventure and Aquinas.” In Logos et Musica: In Honorem Summi Romani Pontificis Benedicti XVI, edited by Elzbieta Szczurko, Tadeusz Guz and Horst Seidl, 163–79. Frankfurt am Main: Peter ...

Author: Roland Millare

Publisher: Emmaus Academic

ISBN: 9781645852056

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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A Living Sacrifice focuses on the inherent relationship between eschatology and the liturgy in light of Ratzinger’s insistence upon the primacy of logos over ethos. When logos is subordinated to ethos, the human person becomes subjected to a materialist ontology that leads to an ethos that is concerned above all by utility and progress, which affects one’s approach to understanding the liturgy and eschatology. How a person celebrates the liturgy becomes subject to the individual whim of one person or a group of people. Eschatology is reduced to addressing the temporal needs of a society guided by a narrow conception of hope or political theology. If the human person wants to understand his authentic sacramental logos, then he must first turn to Christ the incarnate Logos, who reveals to him that he is created for a loving relationship with God and others. The primacy of logos is the central hermeneutical key to understanding the unique vision of Ratzinger’s Christocentric liturgical theology and eschatology. This is coupled with a study of Ratzinger’s spiritual Christology with a focus on how it influences his theology of liturgy and eschatology through the notions of participation and communion in Christ’s sacrificial love. Finally, A Living Sacrifice examines Ratzinger’s theology of hope, charity, and beauty, as well as his understanding of active participation in relationship to the eschatological and cosmic characteristics of the sacred liturgy.

Josquin Des Prez and His Musical Legacy

Arborescent Design and Popular Song in his Four-Voice Secular Music', in ProcM, 155–168 Richard Freedman, 'Josquin, ... in ProcM, 211–213 2012 Willem Elders, 'Josquin des Prez: ein “unbeschreibliches Genie” ', in Logos et Musica.

Author: Willem Elders


ISBN: 9789058679413

Category: History

Page: 247

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The most up-to-date contribution to the research on one of the most important and internationally famous composers of the Renaissance.

On the Edge of Infinity

Arriving Where We Started: Faith and Culture in the Postmodernist Age. ... In Logos et Musica: In Honorem Summi Romani Pontificis Benedicti XVI, edited by Elzbieta Szcurko, Tadeusz Guz, and Horst Seidl, 425–36.

Author: Clemens Cavallin

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781621642602

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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This book tells the story of Michael O'Brien, one of the most popular Catholic novelists and painters of our times. It covers his life from his childhood in the Canadian Arctic to the crucial decision in 1976 to devote himself wholly to Christian sacred arts, followed by his inspiration to write fiction and his best-selling apocalyptic novel, Father Elijah. The story then continues to the present with explorations of O'Brien's other works. O'Brien's life is one of struggle against all odds to reestablish Christian culture in the materialist void created by the modern Western world. It is a timely reminder of hope in trials and sufferings, of endurance during marginalization and poverty. This is the first biography of O'Brien, and it also provides an introduction to his novels, paintings, and essays. The author, Clemens Cavallin, was granted unrestricted access to Michael O'Brien's personal archive, including his diary from the late 1970s until the present day. By revealing sides of O'Brien's interior creative life--including mystical experiences, spiritual battles, and illuminations—he has painted a portrait of a contemporary visual and literary artist whose inspiration arises from an intense fusion of imagination and active faith.

Philosophy of Music Education Challenged Heideggerian Inspirations

Music, Education and Personal Development Frederik Pio, Øivind Varkøy ... Learning about this or any other musical work means to listen to it, and teaching is all about allowing ourselves to ... Heraklits Lehre vom Logos, GA, Vol. 55.

Author: Frederik Pio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401793193

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This volume offers key insights into the crisis of legitimization that music as a subject of arts education seems to be in. Music as an educational subject is under intense pressure, both economically, due to the reduction of education budgets, as well as due to a loss of status with policy makers. The contributions in this book illuminate Martin Heidegger’s thinking as a highly cogent theoretical framework for understanding the nature and depth of this crisis. The contributors explore from various angles the relationship between the pressure on music education and the foundations of our technical and rationalized modern society and lead the way on the indispensable first steps towards reconnecting the cultural practices of education with music and its valuable contributions to personal development.

LogoLounge 6

... of an artist who would be performing at Casa da Música or by a painting that might be on display. The software samples fifteen points inthe photo or painting and builds a coordinating palette that is applied to surfaces of the logo.

Author: Catharine Fishel

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 9781592538249

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Logos define, distinguish, and disseminate a company’s core message. It is no wonder that creating successful marks takes a well conceived strategy and a skilled hand. This book, the sixth in the series, once again celebrates the brilliant work top designers around the world have created for clients both large and small. This diverse collection offers a wealth of inspiration and insights for graphic designers and their clients. Created by Bill Gardner, president of leading design firm Gardner Design, the LogoLounge website (www.logolounge.com) showcases the work of the world’s top designers as well as up-and-coming new talent. The book presents the site’s best designs of the past year as judged by an elite group of name-brand designers. The first portion of the book profiles ten top designers and spotlights their biggest, newest campaigns. A handful of their smaller projects are also featured in this section along with unused logos that have never before been seen. The second half of the book contains almost 2,000 logos organized by visual categories. LogoLounge 6 features the work of superstar artists and firms such as Stefan Sagmeister, Landor, Saffron, Jessica Hische, and MetaDesign. With 2,000 logos from every corner of the earth, this visually compelling volume is the go-to resource for inspiration from the best in the field.

On Mystery Ineffability Silence and Musical Symbolism

musica, Tesi di laurea dell'Università degli Studi di Torino; Michel, Alain, 1990 'Sagesse et spiritualité dans la ... The summary by Forman 1988: 17–27, 'Augustine's Music: “Keys” to the Logos' remains focused on De musica and its ...

Author: Laurence Wuidar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350228801

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Collecting together numerous examples of Augustine's musical imagery in action, Laurence Wuidar reconstructs the linguistic laboratory and the hermeneutics in which he worked. Sensitive and poetical, this volume is a reminder that the metaphor of music can give access not only to human interiority, but allow the human mind to achieve proximity to the divine mind. Composed by one of Europe's leading musicologists now engaging an English-speaking audience for the first time, this book is a candid exploration of Wuidar's expertise. Drawing on her long knowledge of music and the occult, from antiquity to modernity, Wuidar particularly focuses upon Augustine's working methods while refusing to be distracted by questions of faith or morality. The result is an open and at times frightening vista on the powers that be, and our complex need to commune with them.

Being Musically Attuned

Mattéi, JeanFrançois, Heidegger et Hölderlin: Le Quadriparti, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France 2001. Mazzoni, Augusto, Il dono delle muse: Heidegger e la musica, Genoa: Il nuovo melangolo 2009. Molzino, Claude, 'Logos et ruthmos: ...

Author: Erik Wallrup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317175384

Category: Music

Page: 286

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Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Using the sources of musical history and philosophy, Erik Wallrup explores this extremely vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. Wallrup unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ’mood’, Stimmung, which in the 19th century was abundant in the musical aesthetics of the German-Austrian sphere. Martin Heidegger’s much-discussed philosophy of Stimmung is introduced into the field of music, allowing Wallrup to realise fully the potential of the concept. Mood in music, or, to be more precise, musical attunement, should not be seen as a peculiar kind of emotionality, but that which constitutes fundamentally the relationship between listener and music. Exploring mood, or attunement, is indispensable for a thorough understanding of the act of listening to music.

From Mythos to Logos

Vitruvius, who recognized the analogy between logos and architecture, wrote of how man's discovery of fire brought people ... 1567), 24: “Oltra il commertio (dirò cosi) che tiene l'Astrologia con la Musica per le sopradette ragioni, ...

Author: Michael Trevor Coughlin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004398962

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Michael T. Coughlin theorizes the possibility of interpreting art and architectural form as an index for Logos in Early Modern Italy, while simultaneously proposing a theory about the origin of Freemasonry from a historical perspective.


397 As Ken Myers remarks, “Clement believed in a fundamental relationship between the aural harmony of music and the harmonious arrangement of all of Creation as ordered by the Logos.” And because music has the capacity to echo the ...

Author: Wynand De Beer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532686474

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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What is reality? Most people in the modern world are ignorant of metaphysical realities, not to mention the prevalence of semantic confusion, and therefore Wynand de Beer aims to counter this ignorance and confusion. He employs numerous insights from classical Greek philosophy and traditional Christian theology in order to discuss the various levels of reality, ranging from the highest (the divine) to the lowest (the material). The author then deals with a range of philosophical and theological themes in the light of the preceding discussion. These include well-being and love, time and eternity, good and evil, truth and knowledge, and the survival of the soul beyond bodily death, which is the only kind of immortality that human beings may attain. A lengthy chapter also deals with the manifestation of higher levels of consciousness in religion, mathematics, and music. In the later chapters of the book, the author subjects salient aspects of the Western sociocultural phenomenon known as "political correctness" to critical scrutiny. In the process, these ideologically driven and media-promoted "isms" are contrasted with both Hellenic and Christian thought, and the penetrating writings of traditionalist and/or anti-modernist thinkers from different parts of the world.