John of Damascus


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John of Damascus

Saint. ?675--749 ad, Syrian theologian, who defended the veneration of icons and images against the iconoclasts. Feast day: Dec. 4
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Dionysius the Areopagite referred to the divine energies as processions, principles, determinations, and divine volitions, (37) while John of Damascus wrote in this regard of the divine radiance and activity.
(16) Badenas de la Pena, P., "El Islam como herejia ...", 11; Sahas, D., John of Damascus ..., 78.
Others, such as John of Damascus, are not willing to attribute evil to God, so they work their way around it:
This she does via the study of church fathers John of Damascus, Gregory of Nyssa, Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzus, and St.
It covers, in Part I, "Historical, Philosophical Encounters" and, in Part II, "Contemporary Dialogue." In the first part, two authors analyze the contribution of two important theologians: John of Damascus and Gregory of Palamas.
Beatrice considers the origin of evil in the Expositio Fidei by John of Damascus. According to John, evil can only be conceived of as an absence of good; God could not have created it, and it cannot derive from good.
Already in antiquity, some Christians--Augustine, for example--resisted such popular themes, insisting on the distinction between Christ and the martyrs, while others--Vietricius of Rouen and John of Damascus, for example--verged on polytheism in their enthusiastic celebration of the saintly martyrs.
It is also deeply Trinitarian, drawing from the tradition of social trinity, going back to John of Damascus (8 CE), and associated today with Juergen Moltmann.
But art of this kind, whether from the eastern or western churches, is distinctively Christian art in the sense defined initially by John of Damascus around 700 and in 843 with the end of the iconoclastic controversy.
John of Damascus said that there is the written word of God and that there is the painted word of God," Sinaites commented.
John of Damascus in his turn dealt with them in the same extensive way during the Iconoclast period.