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Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book situates Acts’ story of Stephen’s death within the emerging discourse of early Christian martyrdom, challenging the historicity of this narrative and arguing for its significance in ... More


Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Linda Radzik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can wrongs be righted? Can we make up for our misdeeds, or does the impossibility of changing the past mean that we remain permanently guilty? While atonement is traditionally considered a ... More


The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind

Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199230730
eISBN:
9780191741340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The notion of narrative is topical and contentious in a wide range of fields, including philosophy, psychology and psychoanalysis, historical studies, literature. The book engages with all these ... More


The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the foundations of religious commitment in the domains of metaphysics/epistemology and the ethical. Throughout, the book takes a literary (rather than philosophical) approach to ... More


The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

John E. Hare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This book is about the gap between the moral demand on us and our natural capacities to meet it. The author starts with Kant’s statement of the moral demand and his acknowledgement of this gap. He ... More


Responsibility and Atonement

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When we do good or harm to each other, we acquire merit or guilt; deserve praise or blame, reward or punishment, and may need to make atonement. Others may need to forgive us, or show mercy to us. ... More


Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life

Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161113
eISBN:
9780199869220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161114.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Everyone agrees that trust is essential for decent human relationships, but our understanding of trust too often collapses in platitudes and falsehoods. It is typically treated as some sort of ... More


Shaping the Normative Landscape

David Owens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691500
eISBN:
9780191744938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book affirms the value of obligations and of rights, of forgiveness, of consent and refusal, of promise and request. These are all instruments by which we exercise control over our normative ... More


Forgiveness and Love

Glen Pettigrove

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646555
eISBN:
9780191741975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646555.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is forgiveness? When is it appropriate? How is it facilitated or inhibited? Answering these questions on one way rather than another has the potential to alter our lives and our relationships in ... More


Introduction

JOHN E. HARE

in The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the gap between the moral demand and man’s natural capacity to meet it. This book examines philosopher Immanuel Kant’s ... More


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