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  • a certain VIRTUS DORMITIVA had a share in it; thanks to German philosophy, it was a delight to the noble idlers, the virtuous, the mystics, the artiste, the three-fourths Christians, and the political obscurantists of all nations, to find an antidote to the still overwhelming sensualism which overflowed from the last century into this, in short -- "sensus assoupire." ...

    Beyond Good and Evil

  • The full material sense—what Scripture scholars call the sensus plenior—is formally brought out only in light of later events, reflections, and interpretations.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Separated from the extravagance of expression that sometimes characterizes Calvin, the basic idea, I think, is that there is a kind of faculty or a cognitive mechanism, what Calvin calls a sensus divinitatis or sense of divinity, which in a wide variety of circumstances produces in us beliefs about God.

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • Instead of simply laying out his viewpoint and then applying it to specific texts, thus providing a positive example of his chosen approach to the issue, he, instead, spends the large majority of his time grinding his axe against the idea of sensus plenior.

    finitum non capax infiniti

  • What the reader is left with is not so much a better understanding of how to understand the NT's use of the OT, but simply with the understanding that the idea of sensus plenior is wrong.

    finitum non capax infiniti

  • Thankfully, due to the work and liturgical sensus of those same Oratorians, that lament no longer needs to be expressed, or is likely to be heard.

    Restorations at the Oxford Oratory

  • By this 'certain power of the soul Ficino understands Plato to mean a sensus communis, upon which all sensation converges.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • An empathy of common sense binds these centers together, evoking Cusa's image of God, whose center is "everywhere" (in the sensus communis located in each human being) and whose circumference, being unlimited, is "nowhere." back

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • This central area was considered by many (including Leonardo, fig. 4.6) to be the sensus communis (common sense), a meeting place for the senses and the vital spirit of the soul, which arrives from the heart.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Such interconnectivity is also consistent with the ancient astrobiological notion that each of the seven apertures of the human head was influenced by the seven celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn) and that the inward flow of these influences gathered in the sensus communis (common sense), where the human soul was believed to reside.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

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