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Published by Council for Research in Values and Philosophy in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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

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Edition Notes

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

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
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL680054M
ISBN 101565181115, 1565181123
LC Control Number97026585

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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. Title:: Ethical Implications of Unity and the Divine in Nicholas of Cusa: Author:: De Leonardis, David J. Note: Link: PDF at : Stable link here.   Alan of Lille, Nicholas of Cusa, and Riccoldo da Montecroce on Muslim and Jewish Praxis Perspectives on Islam in Italy and Byzantium in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Juan de Segovia on the Superiority of Christians over Muslims: Liber de magna auctoritate episcoporum in concilio generali Cited by: 1. 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 in , and 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. 2. Absolute Sight encompasses all modes [of seeing]. 3. Things predicated of God do not differ really. 4. God's vision is said to be providence, grace, and eternal life. 5. [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.