theologoumenon


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theologoumenon

(ˌθɪələˈɡuːmənɒn)
n
1. (Theology) a theological assertion or statement not derived from divine revelation
2. a theological assertion or statement not derived from divine revelation
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Equally, we have lost sight of the interaction of God and the creation which the Eastern orthodox theologoumenon of the divine energies offers: the creation participates in the sphere of the divine energies in which God is present to and in the creation without there being a confusion of the two orders of being.
It originally derived from the greek concept of household planning, but became a theologoumenon of great importance in the patristic literature and a central concept of stoic philosophy of nature.
Traditional Thomists, who may be identified as those who followed the Thomist commentators no less assiduously than Aquinas himself, as well as other neo-Scholastics, especially Jesuit Suarezians, strongly objected to de Lubac's polemical reassertion of the ancient and more authentic Catholic theologoumenon.
Here, as elsewhere, Rosenzweig transforms a Christian theologoumenon into a Jewish virtue, a strategy which Funkenstein has adumbrated (Perceptions, 269).
Meier suggests in A Marginal Jew, his multi-volume study of Jesus, a theologoumenon (a theological affirmation in narrative form).
This theologoumenon lies at the heart of Karl Barth's Christology, and indeed, as Bruce MacCormack claims in his comprehensive study of the genesis and development of Barth's theology in the crucial years between 1909 and 1936, marks a watershed in that it made the incarnation of the Logos into the contradiction of human existence the fundament and model of the analogia fidei: `With the adoption of the anhypostatic-enhypostatic model of Christology, Barth's theology had moved into a new phase.
Schwarz-Bart's interpretation of the theological situation, his theologoumenon, is that compassion is both the divine attribute and the human response we require -- or hope for -- which invests Kiddush haShem with salvational meaning.
In answering, I shall ultimately argue that disagreement between the two churches may be overcome when the simul is seen as a theologoumenon, by which I mean a theological opinion that could be formally accepted by the two churches, although each of them might consider the content of the statement differently.
This theologoumenon then passed to the Alexandrian School, in particular to Athanasius, Cyril, Evagrius, and Ps.
The anticipation of the Messiah, which Judaism lives on and lives for, would be an empty theologoumenon, a mere "idea," chatter-were it not continually realized and unrealized, were it not constantly taken in and disappointed by the figure of the "false Messiah.
It has not at all to do with the Catholic church redefining her doctrine of the power of the pope as a theologoumenon, a theological opinion.
Here my proposal is similar to that of Leonardo Boff who suggests as a theologoumenon that the Holy Spirit pneumatized or spiritualized her to such intensification that we may "deduce a mission proper to the Holy Spirit, that is, a personal (hypostatic) self-communication to the Virgin Mary.