Denys Turner

Denys Turner


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in The United Kingdom
August 05, 1942

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Denys Turner is the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology at Yale University, a position which he has held since 2005. He previously was the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. He received his B.A. and M.A. from University College, Dublin, and his D.Phil from the University of Oxford.

Turner's work covers several areas within the history of Christianity, with a special focus on mysticism and medieval thought. He has also published two works on Marx and the relationship between Marxism and Christianity.

Average rating: 4.06 · 255 ratings · 44 reviews · 21 distinct works
Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait

4.14 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Darkness of God: Negati...

4.17 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Julian of Norwich, Theologian

4.09 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Faith, Reason and the Exist...

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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Eros And Allegory: Medieval...

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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How to Be an Atheist: Inaug...

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Faith Seeking

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2002
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Marxism And Christianity

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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The Dark Vision of God: Dio...

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On The Philosophy Of Karl Marx

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“The main danger is that of supposing that the thing to do is get a mind on the scale of Thomas (Aquinas)’s into your head, a task of compression that will be achieved only at your head’s peril. The only safe thing to do is to find a way of getting your mind into his, wherein yours has room to expand and grow, and explore the worlds his contains.”
Denys Turner, Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait

“And so the Cross effects a twofold disclosure: it discloses the Trinity and it discloses sin for what it is, namely, the elder brother’s refusal of the Trinitarian love, that mutual love of the Father and Son that is the Holy Spirit. Unable to bear the rival story—sin, after all, cannot afford to know its own nature, for that is already repentance—a sinful world reacts with violence, and so in that very act confirms the truth of the story it violently resists. Denys Turner—Julian of Norwich, Theologian, 134”
Denys Turner, Julian of Norwich, Theologian



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