Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, Volume 2 G-O by Jean-Yves Lacoste

By Jean-Yves Lacoste

The Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, translated from the French Dictionnaire Critique de Th?ologie second variation, gains over 530 entries, contributed by way of 250 students from fifthteen assorted international locations. Alphabetically prepared entries give you the reader a serious assessment of the most theological questions and similar subject matters, together with options, occasions, councils, theologians, philosophers, events, and more.Hailed as a "masterpiece of scholarship," this reference paintings can be of serious curiosity and use for students, scholars of faith and theology in addition to common readers.

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The term is chosen to designate possessions (see Ps 49:17; Jb 19:9; 29:20)—such as those of Abraham (Gn 13:2) and of Jacob (31:1)—and the “weight” or “importance” (TOB) of Joseph in the heart of Pharaoh. The glory of one at prayer may be God* himself (Ps 3:4; 57:9; 62:8). The glory of the flesh is perishable (Is 40:6; see 17:4 in the Septuagint). ; 115:1; 145:5), with his splendor (tife’ârâh: Is 63:12, 14). ; 2 Macc 2:8), in the ark (1 Sm 4), in the temple* (1 Kgs 8:10), and in Zion (see especially Is 4:5; 24:23; 60; 62:2; 66).

The other three contained an acknowledgment of Gallican liberties; a denial of papal supremacy over the Council; and a denial of infallibility. These prudently written proposals were taken up again, in part, in the Quatre articles du clergé de France of 1682. The occasion which brought the latter into being was a new conflict between France and the papacy, this time about the right to regalia, that is, the king’s prerogative to draw revenues from vacant abbacies, which had been extended to the whole of the kingdom.

The term gnosticism, then, is better suited than gnostic to 609 Gnosis signify the religious movement that developed, over the first centuries of Christianity, into a multitude of sects that shared the same conception of gnosis, a conception the Church* fought against and rejected. This movement is known to us first through the polemics of the heresiologists, who often distorted it in their descriptions, and more lately through an increasingly rich collection of rediscovered original texts, the most important being the Coptic library found at NagHammadi.

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