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Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From his enslavement to freedom, Frederick Douglass was one of America's most extraordinary champions of liberty and equality. Throughout his long life, Douglass was also a man of profound religious ... More


Political Theology: Demystifying the Universal

Marinos Diamantides and Anton Schütz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748697762
eISBN:
9781474435154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697762.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Ridding modernity of Christian political theology — and thus of the sort of false universalisms theology makes possible — requires a recognition that although this theology lies in ruins it is ... More


The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

Randolph Paul Runyon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175386
eISBN:
9780813175690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175386.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Drawing on newly translated materials and previously overlooked primary sources, Randolph Paul Runyon explores the life and times of the Mentelles in this intriguing dual biography. He illustrates ... More


Frontiers of servitude: Slavery in narratives of the early French Atlantic

Michael Harrigan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122261
eISBN:
9781526136183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122261.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Based on original research into little-examined printed and archival sources, this book explores the fundamental ideas behind early French thinking about Atlantic slavery by asking three central ... More


Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Robert G. Ingram

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Reformation without end reinterprets the English Reformation. No one in eighteenth-century England thought that they lived during ‘the Enlightenment’. Instead, they thought that they still faced the ... More


George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Linden Bicket

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

For Scottish Catholic writers of the twentieth century, faith was the key influence on both their artistic process and creative vision. Many of these writers trod in the footsteps of Graham Green, ... More


American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Catherine R. Osborne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book asks why 20th century American Catholics stopped building churches that looked back to the middles ages, and began building churches that for the present and the future. It argues that ... More


The Young Abolitionist Orator

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s first years as a free man living in Massachusetts. It explains why Douglass had a difficult time remaining a member of any Christian church in the North. It also ... More


John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Timothy Larsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

John Stuart Mill observed in his Autobiography that he was a rare case in nineteenth-century Britain because he had not lost his religion but never had any. He was a freethinker from beginning to ... More


The “What” and “Why” Questions

Massimiliano Di Ventra

in The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter clarifies that Science cannot address either ontological (“What”) or teleological (“Why”) questions about the natural world. Therefore, “understanding” in Science is completely different ... More


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