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The Resource Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God : reason and emotion in the Christian philosophy, Kirk Essary, (electronic resource)

Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God : reason and emotion in the Christian philosophy, Kirk Essary, (electronic resource)

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Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God : reason and emotion in the Christian philosophy
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Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God
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reason and emotion in the Christian philosophy
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Kirk Essary
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Reason and emotion in the Christian philosophy
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eng
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  • "What did Paul mean when he wrote that the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom? Through close analysis of the sixteenth-century reception of Paul's discourses of folly, this book examines the role of the New Testament in the development of what Erasmus and John Calvin refer to as the "Christian philosophy." Erasmus and Calvin on the Foolishness of God reveals the importance of Pauline rhetoric in the development of humanist critiques of scholasticism while charting the formation of a specifically affective approach to religious epistemology and theological method. As the first book-length examination of Calvin's indebtedness to Erasmus, which also considers the participation of Bullinger, Pellikan, and Melanchthon in an Erasmian exegetical milieu, it is a case-study in the complicated cross-confessional exchange of ideas in the sixteenth century. Kirk Essary examines assumptions about the very nature of theology in the sixteenth century, how it was understood by leading humanist reformers, and how ideas about philosophy and rhetoric were received, appropriated, and shared in a complex intellectual and religious context."--
  • "What did Paul mean when he wrote that the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom? Through close analysis of the sixteenth-century reception of Paul's discourses of folly, this book examines the role of the New Testament in the development of what Erasmus and John Calvin refer to as the "Christian philosophy." Erasmus and Calvin on the Foolishness of God reveals the importance of Pauline rhetoric in the development of humanist critiques of scholasticism while charting the formation of a specifically affective approach to religious epistemology and theological method. As the first book-length examination of Calvin's indebtedness to Erasmus, which also considers the participation of Bullinger, Pellikan, and Melanchthon in an Erasmian exegetical milieu, it is a case-study in the complicated cross-confessional exchange of ideas in the sixteenth century. Kirk Essary examines assumptions about the very nature of theology in the sixteenth century, how it was understood by leading humanist reformers, and how ideas about philosophy and rhetoric were received, appropriated, and shared in a complex intellectual and religious context."--
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1984-
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Essary, Kirk
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199/.492
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BR350.E7
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E87 2017
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University of Toronto Press
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Erasmus studies
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  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • Calvin, Jean
  • Paul
  • Christian philosophy
  • Theology
  • Érasme
  • Érasme
  • Calvin, Jean
  • Paul
  • Calvin, Jean
  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • Paul
  • Philosophie chrétienne
  • Théologie
  • Christian philosophy
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Theology
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Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God : reason and emotion in the Christian philosophy, Kirk Essary, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-272) and index
Contents
  • Calvin's Erasmus, Theologia rhetorica, and Pauline Folly -- Foolishness as religious knowledge -- Hidden wisdom and the revelation of the spirit -- Milk for babes : a Pauline eloquence -- Blaming philosophy, praising folly -- The affective Christian philosophy -- Conclusion
  • Calvin's Erasmus, Theologia rhetorica, and Pauline Folly -- Foolishness as religious knowledge -- Hidden wisdom and the revelation of the spirit -- Milk for babes : a Pauline eloquence -- Blaming philosophy, praising folly -- The affective Christian philosophy -- Conclusion
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OCM1bookssj0001830993
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9781487501884
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2016461360
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001830993
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Erasmus and Calvin on the foolishness of God : reason and emotion in the Christian philosophy, Kirk Essary, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-272) and index
Contents
  • Calvin's Erasmus, Theologia rhetorica, and Pauline Folly -- Foolishness as religious knowledge -- Hidden wisdom and the revelation of the spirit -- Milk for babes : a Pauline eloquence -- Blaming philosophy, praising folly -- The affective Christian philosophy -- Conclusion
  • Calvin's Erasmus, Theologia rhetorica, and Pauline Folly -- Foolishness as religious knowledge -- Hidden wisdom and the revelation of the spirit -- Milk for babes : a Pauline eloquence -- Blaming philosophy, praising folly -- The affective Christian philosophy -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001830993
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unknown
Isbn
9781487501884
Lccn
2016461360
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001830993

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