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Mottelson, Ben R.

[German Version] played an important role already in the Newtonian mechanics (I. Newton) of the 17th century, though it was not until after the mid 19th century, with the growing understanding of the nature of heat and its conversion into work, that the significance of the “law of energy

Hartmann, Georg

successes of science. In the doctrine of the Monistenbund (“Monist League”), which Ostwald co-founded, energy is the essence of all things. This idea is a departure, of course, from the hitherto controlling schema of interpretation of a mechanistically connoted matter. In Einstein's celebrated equation, e

Ratsch, Ulrich

Energy (Gk. energeia, “efficacy, reality, activity”) is a measure of the capacity for work. All processes in nature, and thus also all human activities, involve the exchange, delivery, and transformation of energy. It comes in various forms (mechanical energy, heat, light, chemical changes

Meyer-Abich, Klaus Michael

[German Version] Nuclear technology uses the energy from nuclear reactions for peaceful or military purposes. It is released when heavy nuclei (e.g. Uranium 235, Plutonium 239) are split (fission energy) or light atoms (Nuclear physics) are fused (e.g. production of helium from hydrogen: fusion

Binswanger, Mathias

[German Version] can be associated with quite divergent objectives. The most important are: cost effectiveness, security of supply and ecological sustainability. In the 1950s and 60s, cost effectiveness still stood clearly in the foreground. Energy policy was, in the first instance, aimed at

Binswanger, Hans Christoph

[German Version] Alternative sources of energy include the so-called “new renewable energies.” Their direct and indirect source of solar energy: the use of thermal solar energy for heat and electricity production, photovoltaic energy for electricity production, the use of wood, energy plants (such

Alexis Torrance

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157007208X287661 Vigiliae Christianae 63 (2009) 47-70 www.brill.nl/vc Vigiliae Christianae Precedents for Palamas’ Essence-Energies Th eology in the Cappadocian Fathers Alexis Torrance Christ Church, St Aldates, Oxford OX11DP, UK alexis

Philo of Alexandria

An annotated bibliography 1937-1986

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R. Radice and Douwe (David) Runia

The first author in which the traditions of Judaic thought and Greek philosophy flow together in a significant way is Philo of Alexandria.
This study presents a detailed and comprehensive examination of Philo's knowledge and utilization of the most popular philosophical work of his day, the Timaeus of Plato. A kind of "commentary" is given on all passages in Philo's oeuvre in which the Timaeus is used or referred to, followed by a "synthetic" account of the influence that it had on Philo's thought.

Dmitry Biriukov

sun) in Palamite theology. As an analogy meant to clarify the distinction between the divine essence and energies, as well as between the energies themselves, this theme touches upon the central issues of the Palamite controversy. Summary of the Rule of Theology Kabasilas begins

Asking for Rhetoric

The Hebrew Bible's Protean Interrogative

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Kenneth Craig

What is a question? Kenneth Craig poses this query in the introductory chapter of his innovative study on the function of interrogatives in the Hebrew Bible. He describes a question as “a special literary phenomenon. A question is an opening that seeks to be closed, and its rhetorical play derives from how it disposes its energies: how it invites opening, how it imposes closure” (p. 2). Carefully analyzing texts from Genesis, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, Haggai and Zechariah, Craig demonstrates the nuanced and multifaceted ways in which the Hebrew Bible’s interrogatives function to advance the Bible’s literary and ideological goals.