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Conclusion: Martin Luther, Confessor of the Faith and Pastor of God’s People

Robert Kolb

in Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208937
eISBN:
9780191695742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208937.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter presents thoughts from the author that God come to rescue his human creatures from the mystery of evil and restore them to their full enjoyment of his gift of humanity. Martin ... More


Satan

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Satan is a minor character in the Gospels, appearing only in the temptation stories, but lurking in the backward elsewhere in the narrative. The most important question about Satan in these films is ... More


Evolution and Evil: The Difference Darwinism Makes in Theology and Spirituality

Jeff Astley

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

Despite the complacent reaction of many theologians, Darwinism remains a dangerous idea for any religion that embraces a doctrine of creation. In particular, the evolutionary perspective—especially ... More


Introduction

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The introduction explores Guyon's reasons for not publishing the Prison Narratives along with the rest of her autobiography and shows how Guyon's early reputation among Protestants outside France was ... More


Vaugirard

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Guyon is moved from Vincennes to a small, decrepit convent house in Vaugirard in October of 1696. The nuns there spy on her and torment her, having been promised positions of authority as payment for ... More


One Little Word Can Slay Him: God’s Power and Presence in the Oral, Written, and Sacramental Forms of His Word

Robert Kolb

in Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208937
eISBN:
9780191695742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208937.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses God's Word and power and its influence on Luther. Luther grew up centered on the mass. Luther believed that God approaches sinners through conversation expressed in human means ... More


Christian Culture and the 72 Names

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins its exploration of the number seventy two from the Slavonic erotapocritical text “How many are the names of God”? It discusses that the idea that the Lord has seventy two names ... More


Leibniz and Augustine

Irena Backus

in Leibniz: Protestant Theologian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199891849
eISBN:
9780199392865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891849.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 argues that, as shown by Pierre Bayle’s article on Augustine in the Dictionnaire historique et critique, the church father’s doctrines on free will and predestination were plastic and could ... More


Does God Care?: Evil, Suffering, and an Insufficient Theodicy

Almeda M. Wright

in The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664732
eISBN:
9780190678951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter relates the work of young Black spoken word poets with Black liberationist, humanist, and Womanist religious scholars. It is easier for many Black youth to have “no expectation” that God ... More


Gregory Nyssen: Theological Arguments against the Institution of Slavery

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter concentrates on Gregory Nyssen’s theological arguments against slavery and argues that he urged all masters to emancipate all their slaves. He described slave ownership as evil, and ... More


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