In its four chapters, Christian Metaphysics describes "four stages in one common Greco-Christian evolution": Evangelical Christianity, which "spurned all speculation but asserted, since the beginning, the themes of Incarnation"; Gnosticism, the heresy seeking "a special solution in which Redemption and knowledge are joined"; Neoplatonism, "the effort of Greek philosophy to give the problem of the period a specifically Hellenic solution" by "attempting to reconcile rationalism and mysticism"; and Augustinianism
, the blossoming of Christian thought that Camus calls "the second revelation," and which "achieved the reconciliation of the Word and the flesh.
The letters, particularly Letter 14, discuss Gouhier's work on Malebranche, and it would be wholly appropriate in a future edition to present selections from Gouhier's theses on some of the topics discussed: Malebranche's Augustinianism
, union with God, 'the philosophy of the serpent' (46), and so forth.
It is a distinction that concerns not only the work of Augustine as such, but it also plays its part in the Augustinian heritage--unilateral Augustinianism
(Luther, Baio, Jansen) and the "Catholic reaction"--in which that indispensable equilibrium is lessened, that fruit of the analysis of all the elements that participate in and are enumerated in both of the controversies.
A careful analysis of Bullinger's key writings on predestination between 1536 and 1566 yields a nuanced statement of Bullinger's position, one which Venema dubs "homiletical Augustinianism
William Bouwsma's book on the waning of the Renaissance amplifies ideas developed in a number of brilliant essays, especially in "The Two Faces of Humanism: Stoicism and Augustinianism
in Renaissance Thought" (1975) and "Anxiety and the Formation of Early Modern Culture" (1980).
On this same page, Gilson initiates reference to Malebranche as resurrecting in the eighteenth century the thirteenth-century struggle between Aristotelian-Thomism and traditional Augustinianism
and as spearheading an Augustinian renaissance and conflict between two forms of Scholasticism that is "the key to all the instances of Modernism, up until Fr.
The book begins with a discussion of recent scholarship on late medieval Augustinianism
, engaging particularly the work of William Courtenay.
This view, Murray terms political Augustinianism
(29) because Augustine, the authority for most of the Middle Ages, viewed the State as only a necessary evil unless it is taking direction from Church leaders.
But first, in order to complete my argument, it is important to note that Hutcheson considers that men can be naturally virtuous in this life, contrary to the tenets of Augustinianism
The Unitarians' disdain for Augustinianism
put New England's orthodox Congregationalists in a quandary.
This outlook is perhaps best illustrated in the introductory chapter on religious traditions and politics, where Catholicism (despite an apologetic footnote) is conflated with a particular variety of political Augustinianism
That platonic realism, coupled with Benedict's explicit Augustinianism
(also discussed in chap.