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The Cultural Dimension and Disenchantment

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A society's system of values is sustained by the allegiance of its inhabitants. A pervasive sense of disenchantment is the most serious problem for the cultural dimension of values as it exists in ... More


How Industrious can Zeus be?: The Extent and Objects of Divine Activity in Stoicism

Thomas Bénatouïl

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

A central question concerning Stoic divine providence is its nature and scope. What kind of action is it? And which entities are affected by it? This chapter focuses on the latter issue. Sources ... More


Freedom for Religion

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The project in this paper is to illuminate the form that freedom for religion takes in the U. S. It proceeds by contrasting freedom for religion with freedom of religion.


Prayer and Incarnation: A Homiletical Reflection

Lissa McCullough

in The Phenomenology of Prayer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224951
eISBN:
9780823235797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224951.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines accounts of prayer as a hope that enables even redemption. It analyzes the works of philosophers Soren Kierkegaard and Simone Weil and challenges accounts of prayer and the ... More


Histories of Modern Selfhood

John D. Caputo

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The fourth chapter discusses existing models for writing the history of forms of identity, in particular the work of Michel Foucault, Charles Taylor, Peter and Christa Bürger and Jerrold Seigel. The ... More


Simplicity and Immutability in God

William E. Mann

in God, Modality, and Morality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199370764
eISBN:
9780199373635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370764.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

The doctrine of divine immutability maintains that God is not subject to any kind of change whatsoever. The doctrine follows from God’s eternality, which in turn is a consequence of divine ... More


What is liturgy?

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The nature of liturgy is explained in this chapter by first analyzing the nature of an enactment of some liturgy. The main argument is that liturgical enactments are a species of scripted activity, ... More


God’s liturgical activity

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is typical of Christian liturgical enactments for the people to pray and take for granted that God will act in the course of the enactment. This chapter first identifies and analyzes a number of ... More


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