Rhetorical Economy in Augustine s Theology

This demonstrates that, when performing research into the ideas upon which Augustine's theology draws, ... This shows that, in one of his earliest texts, Augustine incorporated rhetorical economy into his concept of divine order.112 ...

Author: Brian Gronewoller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197566558

Category: Philosophy

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Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) studied and taught rhetoric for nearly two decades until, at the age of thirty-one, he left his position as professor of rhetoric in Milan to embark upon his new life as a Christian. This was not a clean break in Augustine's thought. Previous scholarship has done much to show us that Augustine integrated rhetorical ideas about texts and speeches into his thought on homiletics, the formation of arguments, and scriptural interpretation. Over the past few decades a new movement among scholars has begun to show that Augustine also carried rhetorical concepts into areas of his thought that were beyond the typical purview of the rhetorical handbooks. In Rhetorical Economy in Augustine's Theology, Brian Gronewoller contributes to this new wave of scholarship by providing a detailed examination of Augustine's use of the rhetorical concept of economy in his theologies of creation, history, and evil, in order to gain insights into these fundamental aspects of his thought. This study finds that Augustine used rhetorical economy as the logic by which he explained a multitude of tensions within, and answered various challenges to, these three areas of his thought as well as others with which they intersect-including his understandings of providence, divine activity, and divine order.

Augustine on Memory

Series Editor Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary Founding Editor David C. Steinmetz† Editorial Board ... AND VATICAN II RHETORICAL ECONOMY IN AUGUSTINE'S THEOLOGY Jansenism and the Struggle for Brian Gronewoller Catholic ...

Author: Kevin G. Grove

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197587218

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Augustine of Hippo, indisputably one of the most important figures for the study of memory, is credited with establishing memory as the inner source of selfhood and locus of the search for God. Yet, those who study memory in Augustine have never before taken into account his preaching. His sermons are the sources of memory's greatest development for Augustine. In Augustine's preaching, especially on the Psalms, the interior gives way to communal exterior. Both the self and search for God are re-established in a shared Christological identity and the communal labors of remembering and forgetting. This book opens with Augustine's early works and Confessions as the beginning of memory and concludes with Augustine's Trinity and preaching on Psalm 50 as the end of memory. The heart of the book, the work of memory, sets forth how ongoing remembering and forgetting in Christ are for Augustine are foundational to the life of grace. To that end, Augustine and his congregants go leaping in memory together, keep festival with abiding traces, and become forgetful runners like St. Paul. Remembering and forgetting in Christ, the ongoing work of memory, prove for Augustine to be actions of reconciliation of the distended experiences of human life-of praising and groaning, labouring and resting, solitude and communion. Augustine on Memory presents this new communal and Christological paradigm not only for Augustinian studies, but also for theologians, philosophers, ethicists, and interdisciplinary scholars of memory.

Retaining the Old Episcopal Divinity

... HYPOTHETICAL UNIVERSALISM A Defense of Catholic and Reformed Orthodoxy Michael J. Lynch RHETORICAL ECONOMY IN AUGUSTINE'S THEOLOGY Brian Gronewoller GRACE AND CONFORMITY The Reformed Conformist Tradition and the Early Stuart Church ...

Author: Jake Griesel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197624326

Category: Calvinists

Page: 256

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"John Edwards of Cambridge (1637-1716) has typically been portrayed as a marginalized 'Calvinist' in an overwhelmingly 'Arminian' later Stuart Church of England. In Retaining the Old Episcopal Divinity, Jake Griesel challenges this depiction of Edwards and the theological climate of his contemporary Church. Griesel demonstrates that Edwards was recognized in his own day and the immediately following generations as one of the preeminent conforming divines of the period, who featured prominently in notable theological controversies concerning contemporaries such as John Locke, Gilbert Burnet, Daniel Whitby, William Whiston, and Samuel Clarke. Despite some Arminian opposition, Edwards' theological works are shown to have enjoyed a warm reception among sizable segments of the established Church's clergy, many of whom shared his Reformed convictions. Instead of a theological misfit, this study contends that the anti-Arminian Edwards was a decidedly mainstream churchman. Griesel's reassessment has ramifications far beyond the figure of Edwards, however, and ultimately serves as a prism through which to visualize with much greater clarity the broader theological landscape of the later Stuart Church of England, and particularly the place of Reformed orthodoxy within it. It substantially develops recent research on the persisting vitality of Reformed theology within the post-Restoration Church by demonstrating to an unprecedented extent the sheer strength and numbers of conforming Reformed divines between the Restoration and the evangelical revivals. Finally, Griesel problematizes the idea that the post-Restoration Church developed a fairly homogeneous 'Anglican' identity, and argues instead that the Church in this period was theologically and ecclesio-politically variegated"--

Unity and Catholicity in Christ

Series Editor Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary Founding Editor David C. Steinmetz† Editorial Board ... Orthodoxy Michael J. Lynch RHETORICAL ECONOMY IN AUGUSTINE'S THEOLOGY Brian Gronewoller ORTHODOX RADICALS Baptist ...

Author: Eric J. DeMeuse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197638637

Category: Church

Page: 216

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Debates concerning the relationship between Tridentine Catholicism and Catholicism after Vatican II dominate theological conversation today, particularly with regard to the Church and its engagement with the world. Current historical narratives paint ecclesiology after the Council of Trent as dominated by juridical concerns, uniformity, and institutionalism. Purportedly neglected are the spiritual, diverse, and missional aspects of the Church. This book challenges such narratives by investigating the theology of ecclesial unity and catholicity of the renowned Spanish Jesuit Francisco Suárez (1548-1617). Analyzing standard as well as overlooked sources of Suárez's ecclesiology, Eric J. DeMeuse shows how Suárez wrestles with the new demands of his time and anticipates later ecumenical developments in twentieth-century Catholic ecclesiology. Early modern expansion prompted theologians after Trent to reckon with the ecclesial status of baptized Protestants, the Greek Orthodox, and non-believers in the New World. It further prompted reflection on the universality, or catholicity, of the Church, and how the Church's mission to the nations serves her greater unity in Christ. DeMeuse demonstrates Suárez's vision of the Church to be deeply spiritual, diverse, and missional--not at the expense of the institutional, but as its necessary and life-giving source. This book further explores not only Suárez's speculative ecclesiology, but how the unity and catholicity of the body of Christ are lived out in practice: in the worship and works of the faithful, and, most notably, in the charism of his own religious order, the Society of Jesus. Suárez's theology shows what the spiritual dynamic between Christic unity and missional catholicity should look like in the Church.

Calvinist Conformity in Post Reformation England

Series Editor Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary Founding Editor David C. Steinmetz † Editorial Board ... Of Catholic And Reformed Orthodoxy Michael J. Lynch RHETORICAL ECONOMY IN AUGUSTINE'S THEOLOGY Brian Gronewoller GRACE ...

Author: Greg A. Salazar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197536902

Category: Calvinism

Page: 304

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Calvinist Conformity in Post-Reformation England is the first modern full-scale examination of the theology and life of the distinguished English Calvinist clergyman Daniel Featley (1582-1645). It explores Featley's career and thought through a comprehensive treatment of his two dozen published works and manuscripts and situates these works within their original historical context. A fascinating figure, Featley was the youngest of the translators behind the Authorized Version, a protégé of John Rainolds, a domestic chaplain for Archbishop George Abbot, and a minister of two churches. As a result of his sympathies with royalism and episcopacy, he endured two separate attacks on his life. Despite this, Featley was the only royalist Episcopalian figure who accepted his invitation to the Westminster Assembly. Three months into the Assembly, however, Featley was charged with being a royalist spy, was imprisoned by Parliament, and died shortly thereafter. While Featley is a central focus of the work, this study is more than a biography. It uses Featley's career to trace the fortunes of Calvinist conformists--those English Calvinists who were committed to the established Church and represented the Church's majority position between 1560 and the mid-1620s, before being marginalized by Laudians in the 1630s and puritans in the 1640s. It demonstrates how Featley's convictions were representative of the ideals and career of conformist Calvinism, explores the broader priorities and political maneuvers of English Calvinist conformists, and offers a more nuanced perspective on the priorities and political maneuvers of these figures and the politics of religion in post-Reformation England.

Beards Azymes and Purgatory

Series Editor Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary Editorial Board Robert C. Gregg, Stanford University ... of Catholic and Reformed Orthodoxy Michael J. Lynch RHETORICAL ECONOMY IN AUGUSTINE'S THEOLOGY Brian Gronewoller GRACE ...

Author: A. Edward Siecienski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190065065


Page: 401

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The Catholic and Orthodox churches have been divided for nearly a thousand years. The issues that divide them are weighty matters of theology, from a dispute over the Nicene Creed to the question of the authority of the Pope. But while these issues are cited as the most important reasons for the split, they were not necessarily the issues that caused it. In Beards, Azymes, and Purgatory A. Edward Siecienski argues that other, seemingly minor issues also played a significant role in the schism. Although rarely included in modern-day ecumenical dialogues, for centuries these "other issues"--the beardlessness of the Latin clergy, the Western use of unleavened bread in the Eucharist, and the doctrine of Purgatory--were among the most frequently cited reasons for the dispute between East and West. Disagreements about bread, beards, and the state of souls after death may not, at first, appear to be church-dividing issues, but they are the nevertheless among the reasons why the church today is divided. This was a schism over azymes long before it was a schism over the primacy of the Bishop of Rome, and the beardlessness of the Latin clergy was cited as a reason for breaking communion with the Latin Church prior to all the subsequent arguments about the wording of the Nicene Creed. To understand the schism between East and West, Siecienski contends, we must grasp not only the reasons it remains, but also the reasons it began.

Grace and Conformity

Series Editor Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary Founding Editor David C. Steinmetz Editorial Board Robert C. Gregg, ... Development, and Reception of the Doctrine RHETORICAL ECONOMY IN AUGUSTINE'S THEOLOGY J. V. Fesko Brian ...

Author: Stephen Hampton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190084332

Category: History

Page: 424

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The Reformed Conformity that flourished within the Early Stuart English Church was a rich, vibrant, and distinctive theological tradition that has never before been studied in its own right. While scholars have observed how Reformed Conformists clashed with Laudians and Puritans alike, no sustained academic study of their teaching on grace and their attitude to the Church has yet been undertaken, despite the centrality of these topics to Early Stuart theological controversy. This ground-breaking monograph recovers this essential strand of Early Stuart Christian identity. It examines and analyses the teachings and writings of ten prominent theologians, all of whom made significant contributions to the debates that arose within the Church of England during the reigns of James I and Charles I and all of whom combined loyalty to orthodox Reformed teaching on grace and salvation with a commitment to the established polity of the English Church. The study makes the case for the coherence of their theological vision by underlining the connections that these Reformed Conformists made between their teaching on grace and their approach to Church order and liturgy. By engaging with a robust and influential theological tradition that was neither puritan nor Laudian, Grace and Conformity significantly enriches our account of the Early Stuart Church and contributes to the ongoing scholarly reappraisal of the wider Reformed tradition. It builds on the resurgence of academic interest in British soteriological discussion, and uses that discussion, as previous studies have not, to gain valuable new insights into Early Stuart ecclesiology.

Economics and Religion

920 A. M. C. Waterman if one puts on one's “ rhetoric - of - economics " spectacles , one can see that “ economic theology " has been with us from the first . Of course , economics is " science . " But that does not in the least rule ...

Author: Paul Oslington

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39076002515703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 973

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The editor here brings together a wide-ranging selection of articles, spanning over six decades, on the neglected subject of the links between economics and religion.

Southern Economic Journal

if one puts on one's “ rhetoric - of - economics ” spectacles , one can see that “ economic theology " has been with us from ... The more “ scientific ” economics is , the more valuable it becomes as theology . References Augustine .



ISBN: UCSC:32106011349674

Category: Economics


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Rhetorical Faith

Philosophy and Rhetoric 9.4 ( 1976 ) : 217-31 . Kenshur , Oscar . ... Christian Ethics and Political Economy in North America : A Critical Analysis . ... Markus , R. A. Saeculum : History and Society in the Theology of St. Augustine .

Author: Phillip Johnathan Donnelly

Publisher: University of Victoria Department of English

ISBN: UOM:39015049976304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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This book focuses on how Stanley Fish presents am apologia for his theory of reader-response by linking his account of interpretive assumptions with the dynamics of "faith," or religious belief.