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Modern Liberalism and its Critics

BRENT WATERS

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assesses the rise of modern liberalism by examining the works of selected theorists and their fellow liberal critics. The first section summarizes the origins and subsequent development ... More


A Concise Anatomy of Secularism: Examining Its Linkages to Liberal Democracy

Nader Hashemi

in Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195321241
eISBN:
9780199869831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321241.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the relationship between political secularism and liberal democracy. The historical roots of secularism as a political concept are investigated. The various political models of ... More


“A Bible with the Back Cover Torn Off”: An Introduction

David F. Holland

in Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter lays out some of the ways both early Christians and modern Americans have dealt with the matter of defining a scriptural canon. It also considers the writings of a pair of prominent ... More


Godless Politics: Hobbes and Public Religion

Justin Champion

in God in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190267070
eISBN:
9780190267100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267070.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on Thomas Hobbes’ theories of public religion. It argues that Hobbes’ particular take on the fundamental threat of religiously inspired violence to the security and civil peace ... More


From “Epicurean” Physics to Ethics

David S. Sytsma

in Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190274870
eISBN:
9780190274894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274870.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Baxter’s theory of natural law and his polemics against Thomas Hobbes and Benedict de Spinoza on ethical matters. Baxter’s natural law theory drew on Francisco Suárez’s De ... More


Life in the Middle Ages

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explains the conditions during the medieval period that made life so difficult. It describes how community and religion together offered buffers against these harsh conditions. These ... More


Cromwellian Courtier

Crawford Gribben

in John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199798155
eISBN:
9780190469948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter describes Owen’s contribution to the religious settlement of the Protectorate. Despite his increasing concerns about the direction of the revolution, Owen continued to be closely ... More


Contemporary Historian: The Church-History of Britain

W. B. Patterson

in Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198793700
eISBN:
9780191835513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Fuller’s Church-History reflects his own experiences of revolution. Its last part is one of the earliest accounts of the Civil War era, antedating accounts by Edward Hyde, earl of Clarendon, and ... More


Life Forces: Theoretical Perspectives

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 1 describes lifeforces driving the interplay between vitality and mortality in the physical and social nature of human bodies. The topics of meaning-making, embodiment, ‘sense of presence’, ... More


Rome Purified: The Myth of Pagan Survival

Nathan J. Ristuccia

in Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810209
eISBN:
9780191848476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810209.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For centuries, historians have claimed that Rogationtide is a Christianized adaptation of a pagan festival, the Ambarvalia. This chapter scrutinizes Roman sources for the Ambarvalia in order to ... More


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