Ethical implications of unity and the divine in Nicholas of Cusa by David J. De Leonardis

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  • Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 1401-1464.,
  • Whole and parts (Philosophy) -- Moral and ethical aspects.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-248) and index.

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StatementDavid J. De Leonardis.
SeriesCultural heritage and contemporary change., v. 10
LC ClassificationsB765.N54 D44 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 265 p. ;
Number of Pages265
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Open LibraryOL680054M
ISBN 101565181115, 1565181123
LC Control Number97026585

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Series I. Culture and values ; vol. 10) Includes bibliographical references and index. Nicholas, of Cusa, Cardinal, 2. Whole and parts (Philosophy_--Moral and ethical aspects.

Ethical Implications of Unity and the Divine in Nicholas of Cusa (Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change. Series I, Culture and Values, Vol. 10) Paperback – September 1, byAuthor: David J. De Leonardis. Ethical implications of unity and the divine in Nicholas of Cusa.

Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, © (OCoLC) Named Person: Nicholas, of Cusa Cardinal; Nicholas, of Cusa Cardinal; Nikolaus (von Kues); Nikolaus, von Kues Kardinal: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: David J De Leonardis.

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The historical background --The life of Nicholas of Cusa --The writings of Nicholas of Cusa --The nature of the Conciliar Movement --The philosophic sources --The justification of political authority --The divine and human origin of political authority --The basis of the validity of law --The concept of the church --The structure of the church.

This collection of essays explores the complex relations between Christians and Muslims at the dawn of the modern age. It begins by examining two seminal works by Nicholas of Cusa: De pace fidei, a dialogue seeking peace among world religions written after the conquest of Constantinople inand Cribratio Alkorani (), an attempt to confirm Gospel truths through a critical reading of.

The church, according to Nicholas, is a living unity, a fraternity united to the divine presence symbolized in Christ. As Deity is simple and also light, the shadows and reflections which constitute the world catch and transmit the light only to the degree that they form a universal harmony, the primary reflection of Divine Unity.

NICHOLAS OF CUSA CHAPTER TITLES 1. The perfection of the appearance is predicated truly of the most per-fect God. Absolute Sight encompasses all modes [of seeing]. Things predicated of God do not differ really.

God's vision is said to be providence, grace, and eternal life. [God's] seeing is His tasting, seeking, showing mercy, and. Nicholas of Cusa and Times of Transition Nicholas of Cusa () was active during the Renaissance, developing adventurous ideas even while serving as a churchman.

The religious issues with which he engaged – spiritual, apocalyptic and institutional – were to. How is the divine command theory related to ethics and morality. The divine command theory is one of many philosophies of morality and moral behavior.

It is a sub-category of moral absolutism, which holds that humanity is subject to absolute standards that determine when acts are right or wrong. This book uncovers the lost history of Christianity’s encounters with Pythagorean religious ideas before the Renaissance.

The writings of Thierry of Chartres (d. ) and Nicholas of Cusa (d. ) represent a robust Christian Neopythagoreanism that reconceived the Trinity and the Incarnation within the framework of Greek number theory.

Although Nicholas of Cusa occasionally discussed how the universe must be understood as the unfolding of the absolutely infinite in time, he left open questions about any. The saved actually become God. This unusual doctrine lies at the heart of Nicholas of Cusa's () mystical metaphysics.

It is here examined for the first time as a theme in its own right, along with its implications for Cusanus' doctrine of God, his theological anthropology, and his epistemology. Nicholas of Cusa ( – 11 August ), also referred to as Nicholas of Kues and Nicolaus Cusanus (/ k j uː ˈ s eɪ n ə s /), was a German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and of the first German proponents of Renaissance humanism, he made spiritual and political contributions in European history.A notable example of this is his mystical or spiritual writings on "learned.

This address appears in the July 6, issue of Executive Intelligence Review. A Contribution for Nicolaus of Cusa's th Birthday: A Dialogue of Cultures. by Helga Zepp LaRouche [PDF version of this article]The following speech was delivered on May 6,at a conference of the Schiller Institute in Bad Schwalbach, ds have been added.

Nicholas of Cusa, “To the Diet of Frankfurt” in Nichola of Cusa: Writing on Church and Reform. Trans. Thomas M. Izbicki (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ), Glenn Alexander Magee's pathbreaking book argues that Hegel was decisively influenced by the Hermetic tradition, a body of thought with roots in Greco-Roman Egypt.

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Nicholas of Cusa’s citations of the Decretum Gratiani and of Aristotle have been modified to correspond with modern editions.] Book II, ch. That all legislation is based on the natural law, and that all coercion must be brought about by the choice and consent of the subjects, since we are equally free by nature, and that jurisdictions.

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US$ (cloth ISBN ). Hudson's monograph promises to tackle the philosophy of Nicholas of Cusa from a unique perspective. Radner's A Brutal Unity is at a book of startling insight, extraordinary erudition, and is replete with theological implications.

His ability to help us see connections between Christian disunity and liberal political theory and practice should command the attention of Christian and non-Christian alike.

A Brutal Unity is a stunning achievement. Divine command theory (also known as theological voluntarism) is a meta-ethical theory which proposes that an action's status as morally good is equivalent to whether it is commanded by theory asserts that what is moral is determined by God's commands and that for a person to be moral he is to follow God's commands.

Christian ethics as an academic discipline uses these scriptures and traditions in developing and critiquing ethical norms and theories and applying them to ethical issues. Most Christian ethicists agree that the sources for doing ethics include revelation (scripture) and. Ethical Implications of Unity and the Divine in Nicholas of Cusa (), by David J.

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Thomas, ), by Stephen Pearl Andrews (multiple formats at ). Cusa compares the semitone to the diagonal of a square, that is, an irrational number: “When I consider nothing more than unity in number, then I see uncomposed compositeness, and the coincidence of unity and multiplicity,” he writes.

But if I perceive more acutely, then I see the composite unity. T he Catholic imagination, with its diverse expressions of creativity and its compassed epistemologies of receptivity, refers to the faculty of creatures for critical, contemplative, and intellectual engagement with the living God.

It is a habit of making and seeing with a long tradition to consider and continually retrieve. To follow its most articulate commentator, Hans Urs von Balthasar.

Ethics - Ethics - Problems of divine origin: A modern theist (see theism) might say that, since God is good, God could not possibly approve of torturing children nor disapprove of helping neighbours. In saying this, however, the theist would have tacitly admitted that there is a standard of goodness that is independent of God.

Without an independent standard, it would be pointless to say that. In terms of human rights and humanitarian law, the "preeminent ethical principle is the unity of all human beings as equally dignified members of one human family, who in turn can, within a framework of unity, develop and take pride in individual, national, ethnic, or religious identities," writes Prof.

Lepard. The aim of this article is to highlight the role of religiously motivated ethics within the field of sustainability didactics. The article starts with critical reflections on the idea that religion, by proposing claims for knowledge of absolute authorities such as ‘divine beings or supernatural dimensions’, offers capacity for uniting various ethical life-views and positions.

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For the first time in one volume in English are the spiritual writings of Nicholas of Cusa (–), this outstanding intellectual figure whose work anticipated modern problems of ecumenicity and pluralism, empowerment and reconciliation, and tolerance and individuality.

Gain a deeper understanding of fifteenth-century spiritual life by reading how Cusa wrestled with the problems of his day. The book offers a definitive study of the development of Kant's conception of the highest good, from his earliest work, to his dying days.

Insole argues that Kant believes in God, but that Kant is not a Christian, and that this opens up an important and neglected dimension of Western Philosophy. Kant is not a Christian, because he cannot accept Christianity's traditional claims about the. The book weaves together the stories of these thinkers by emphasizing the unity of Renaissance philosophy.

Originally published in German inthe chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. There is a chapter on Luis Vives that was written specifically for this English edition.

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He calls keeping the mysteries "the real substance of the spiritual and religious life." He affirms the holy ignorance of Nicholas of Cusa and of Thomas Aquinas at the end of his career as a systematic theologian. Even so, the human and divine are also incommensurable in ways that the image metaphor serves to disclose.

A phenomenology of “the glance,” developed in discussions of Rembrandt’s and Kahlo’s self-portraits, contrasts with “the gaze of the omnivoyant” presented by Nicholas of Cusa’s The Vision of God.

And Kiekegaard and Heschel. This volume contains twenty essays by Donald F. Duclow, Professor of Philosophy at Gwynedd‐Mercy College. The essays are devoted to three medieval Christian Neoplatonists: John Scotus Eriugena, Meister Eckhart, and Nicholas of Cusa.

Duclow's essays, which appeared between andare required reading for anyone studying these thinkers.

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These records constitute the first historical evidence of the origins of ethics. The earliest surviving writings that might be taken as ethics textbooks. own ethical struggles in the first book of the Secretum. In “Intellige semper spiritaliter: The Role of the Bible in the Philos-ophy of Nicholas of Cusa,” Matthieu van der Meer explores fifteenth-century notions of the boundary between reason and faith with regard to the Bible, particularly in the thought of Nicholas of Cusa.

Van der.My first book, Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres (Oxford University Press, ), examined the fifteenth-century German polymath, Nicholas of Cusa, whose writings combined mystical theology with medieval number theory.

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