Nicholas Of Cusa In Search Of God And Wisdom

Nicholas of Cusa  in Search of God and Wisdom PDF
Author: Gerald Christianson
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN:
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) was one of the most original thinkers of the Renaissance. This collection examines, from several viewpoints, his speculative thought and reviews his ideas on dialogue with non- Christians in the light of his theories. The articles originated in papers presented at several conferences sponsored by the American Cusanus Society, 1981-1988. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Conflict And Reconciliation

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Author: Iñigo Kristien Marcel Bocken
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004138269
Size: 31.18 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 225
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This book offers historical, philosophical and theological studies on the meaning of conflicts in life and thinking of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) and deals with his attempts to develop a model for peace and tolerance.

Nicholas Of Cusa And Islam

Nicholas of Cusa and Islam PDF
Author: Ian Christopher Levy
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004274766
Size: 45.40 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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To explore Christian-Muslim relations at the dawn of the modern age, this book examines Nicholas of Cusa’s seminal works on the Qur’an and world religions. It also considers Muslim responses to Christianity and other Christian writings on Islam.

Nicholas Of Cusa

Nicholas of Cusa PDF
Author: Erich Meuthen
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813217873
Size: 39.63 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 177
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This translation of Erich Meuthen's well-known biography of Nicholas of Cusa presents the foremost summary of Cusanus's life and thought. F

Nicholas Of Cusa

Nicholas of Cusa PDF
Author: Morimichi Watanabe
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140942040X
Size: 77.37 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 381
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This work is a guide to the life, thought and activities of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), the great fifteenth century philosopher, theologian, jurist, author of mystical and ecclesiastical treatises, cardinal and reformer. It is intended not only for advanced scholars, but also for beginners and those simply curious about a man who has been called 'one of the greatest Germans of the fifteenth century' and a 'medieval thinker for the modern age'. The book provides a series of essays on ideas, persons, and places, a work developed over the course of nearly three decades.

The Immanence Of The Infinite

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Author: Elizabeth Brient
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813210896
Size: 49.57 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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Most scholars would agree that there is an epochal threshold between the world of the Middle Ages and the modern world. Agreement on the nature and dynamic structure of that threshold is harder to come by. Hans Blumenberg's original and compelling account of the transition from medieval to modern, given in his 1966 work The Legitimacy of the Modern Age, has received wide attention. Elizabeth Brient begins her own account of the transition with an extensive, critical assessment of central aspects of Blumenberg's work. She elucidates his "dialogical" method of historical explanation, then discusses the shortcomings of his defense of the "legitimacy" of modernity. The transition to the modern world is marked by the process of making infinite the finite medieval cosmos. Whereas Blumenberg focused on the spatial infinitization of the universe, Brient claims that the process must be understood intensively as well as extensively. In the now-infinite universe of the new science, the problem of finding a measure for man's self-assertive activity, and for human knowledge, comes to the fore. The second half of the book focuses on the way in which this difficulty is addressed with conceptual resources developed in the tradition of late medieval Neoplatonism, in particular in the speculative thought of Meister Eckart and Nicholas of Cusa. Specific attention is given to the way in which Cusanus' notion of the immanence of the infinite in the finite responds to the need for a regulative ideal for human knowing. This is the first book-length treatment of Blumenberg to appear in English and will be a most welcome resource for readers engaged by debates concerning the status of modernity. It will be of equal interest to students of Eckhart and Cusanus, and to those generally concerned with the transition between the medieval and the modern world. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth Brient is Assistant Professor of philosophy at The University of Georgia. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "Blumenberg could not have wished for a more reverent critique of his achievements or a more exacting textual exegesis regarding the sources of their philosophical content, all written in a lucid style that is forthright in the defense of the depth of thought during the Middle Ages but also pleasing in its subtle irony with respect to Blumenberg's and the author's own metaphysical creed."- Walter F. Veit, Speculum "Brient's analysis of Blumenberg's philosophy sheds significant light in the debate concerning modernity. . . ." --Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona, German Studies Review

Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Volume 5 1350 1500

Christian Muslim Relations  A Bibliographical History  Volume 5  1350 1500  PDF
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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004252789
Size: 68.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 792
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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History. Volume 5 (CMR 5) is a history of all the known works on Christian-Muslim relations in the period 1350-1500. It comprises introductory essays and detailed entries containing descriptions, assessments and comprehensive bibliographical details of individual works.

On Faith Rationality And The Other In The Late Middle Ages

On Faith  Rationality  and the Other in the Late Middle Ages  PDF
Author: Gergely Tibor Bakos
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606083422
Size: 64.14 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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On Faith, Rationality, and the Other in the Late Middle Ages is an investigation of Nicholas of Cusa that seeks a deeper understanding of this important medieval intellectual and his importance for us today. One of Gergely Bakos's primary aims in this study is to understand Nicholas of Cusa's important and underexamined dimensions of his approach to dialogue with Islam. The framework and the methodology that informs this investigation was inspired by the late Professor Jos Decorte (1954-2001), a Flemish philosopher and mediaevalist at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Bakos carefully exposits his method of approaching medieval thought (Part One) and then applies and tests this method in practice (Part Two). The most extensive part of this study offers a sketch of the historical background of Nicholas's dialogue with Islam and investigates what possibilities this approach offers. All of this is placed in dialogue with two other mediaeval approaches to Islam (Thomas Aquinas and Ram—n Lull). The þnal chapters discuss Nicholas of Cusa's project from a perspective offered by his mystical theology. The book culminates in an exploration of the possibilities of Nicholas of Cusa's approach by testing the framework of the study. Finally, the author evaluates the application of his own approach (Part Three). The study ultimately has two purposes: to contribute to a better understanding of Nicholas of Cusa's thought, on the one hand, and, on the other, to test a particular methodology and interpretative framework for the understanding of mediaeval culture.

Scripture And Pluralism

Scripture And Pluralism PDF
Author: University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Symposium
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004144153
Size: 33.26 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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This book is a study of the multiplicity of ways the Bible was used by different groups during the Middle Ages. They explore different aspects of Christian Biblical Study in the face of the challenges of religious pluralism in the medieval and early-modern periods.

Renaissance Theory

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Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135902461
Size: 52.31 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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Renaissance Theory presents an animated conversation among art historians about the optimal ways of conceptualizing Renaissance art, and the links between Renaissance art and contemporary art and theory. This is the first discussion of its kind, involving not only questions within Renaissance scholarship, but issues of concern to art historians and critics in all fields. Organized as a virtual roundtable discussion, the contributors discuss rifts and disagreements about how to understand the Renaissance and debate the principal texts and authors of the last thirty years who have sought to reconceptualize the period. They then turn to the issue of the relation between modern art and the Renaissance: Why do modern art historians and critics so seldom refer to the Renaissance? Is the Renaissance our indispensable heritage, or are we cut off from it by the revolution of modernism? The volume includes an introduction by Rebecca Zorach and two final, synoptic essays, as well as contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers on Renaissance art including Stephen Campbell, Michael Cole, Frederika Jakobs, Claire Farago, and Matt Kavaler.

Nicholas Of Cusa On Christ And The Church

Nicholas of Cusa on Christ and the Church PDF
Author: Chandler McC. Brooks
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004105195
Size: 46.64 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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This collection casts light on various aspects of the life and thought of Nicholas of Cusa. The first part is concerned with the context in which he made his contributions. The second part is concerned with Nicholas' work for ecclesiastical reform and his thought on the Church. The third part deals with Cusanus' ideas on Christ and mystical experience, as well as the larger significance of his speculative works.

Peacemaking And Religious Violence

Peacemaking and Religious Violence PDF
Author: Roger A. Johnson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878618
Size: 71.49 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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From its very beginning, Christian faith has been engaged with religious violence. The first Christians were persecuted by their co-religionists and then by imperial Rome. Jesus taught them, in such circumstances, not to retaliate, but to be peacemakers, to love their enemies, and to pray for their persecutors. Jesus's response to religious violence of the first century was often ignored, but it was never forgotten. Even during those centuries when the church herself persecuted Christian heretics, Jews, and Muslims, some Christians still struggled to bear witness to the peace mandate of their Lord. In the thirteenth century, Thomas Aquinas wrote a theology to help his Dominican brothers persuade Cathar Christians to return to their Catholic faith peacefully. Ramon Lull, a Christian student of Arabic and the Qur'an, sought to help his fellow Christians recognize the elements of belief they shared in common with the Muslims in their midst. In the fifteenth century, Nicholas of Cusa, a Church Cardinal and theologian, expanded Lull's project to include the newly discovered religions of Asia. In the seventeenth century, Lord Herbert, an English diplomat and lay Christian, began to identify the political union of church and government as a causal factor in the religious warfare of post-Reformation Christendom. One and a half centuries later, Thomas Jefferson, a lay theologian of considerable political stature, won a political struggle in the American colonies to disestablish religion first in his home colony of Virginia and then in the new nation he helped to found. All five of these theologians reclaimed the peace mandate of Jesus in their response to the religious violence of their own eras. All of which points us to some intriguing Christian responses to religious violence in our own century as recounted in the epilogue.

The Vision Of God

The Vision of God PDF
Author: Nicholas of Cusa
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585090044
Size: 40.49 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Nicholas was a Christian mystic who lived during the 1400s. This classic of Christian mysticism has put countless believers in touch with the divine. Many Christians have a desire to experience God, in addition to just believing in Him. An excellent guidebook for those who sense something deeper to the Christian experience. By bringing spiritual principles into the Christian religious setting, Nicholas was able to instruct and enrich thousands of people. He spent much time with a group of Benedictine monks who had asked for spiritual guidance. He responded with this book in December of 1453.