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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


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


Divine Justice and Divine Mercy

Philip L. Quinn

in Divine Commands and Moral Requirements

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244134
eISBN:
9780191680755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244134.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the doctrine about the nature of God that allows us to attribute to him some excellences of character which are, according to divine command theories, the analogues of moral ... More


Forgiveness and Moral Reckoning

Howard Wettstein

in The Significance of Religious Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a critical review of Charles Griswold’s book, Forgiveness. Griswold tries to provide a classical philosophical analysis of the concept: necessary and sufficient conditions. His ... More


Guilt, Atonement, and Forgiveness

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In doing a wrong action, an agent acquires guilt, subjective, or objective; guilt is to be distinguished from shame (as merit is to be distinguished from pride). A wrongdoer must deal with his guilt ... More


Spirituality as Cosmic Trust 1

Robert C. Solomon

in Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134674
eISBN:
9780199833733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134672.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Spirituality involves trust, a broader concept than the Judeo–Christian notion of faith. Authentic trust is an emotional matter, based in relationships, and well aware of the possibility of betrayal. ... More


Democratic Tolerance and Religious Obligation in a Globalized World

Robert Audi

in Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796083
eISBN:
9780199919345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796083.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter develops the theory of church-state separation and the ethics of citizenship set out in chapters 2 and 3. It makes a case for both toleration and forgiveness as elements in a flourishing ... More


Theological Determinism and Divine Providence

Derk Pereboom

in Molinism: The Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199590629
eISBN:
9780191731280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the viability of theological determinism as a route to securing a strong doctrine of divine providence. A perennial concern for theological determinism is that it would have God ... More


The Need for Revelation

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239680
eISBN:
9780191598562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239688.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Humans need propositional revelation from God in order to know moral truths, to know how to worship and to obtain forgiveness; and to know with greater certainty that there is a God, that he has done ... More


Love and Forgiveness: Swinburne on Atonement

Eleonore Stump

in Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198732648
eISBN:
9780191796869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732648.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

One kind of interpretation of the doctrine of the atonement, often associated with Anselm and recently defended by Richard Swinburne, supposes that the life, suffering, and death of Christ are ... More


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