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Conclusion

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter concludes the whole study by giving a brief summary of its main findings, and by drawing some conclusions about the similarities and differences between the moral teachings of Roman ... More


Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Jacqueline Mariña

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Often referred to as the father of modern theology, F. D. E. Schleiermacher occasioned a revolution in theology having a decisive impact on all subsequent theology. This book argues that ... More


Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Michael Bergmann, Michael J. Murray, and Michael C. Rea (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Numerous critics of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have argued that God, especially in the Hebrew Bible, is often portrayed as morally vicious. For example, historical narratives in these texts ... More


Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This study examines the moral teachings of first-century Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism, and compares the two. The study falls into three main parts: Part I introduces and discusses the moral ... More


Moral Teachings Compared

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This is by far the longest chapter of the study. A number of aspects of Roman Stoic ethics and Roman Christian morality are here considered and compared. This is done under the headings of five ... More


Ethical Scope Compared

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This final chapter of the study discusses the ethical scope of the Christian and Stoic texts, that is, the question of whether the texts teach unqualified universal humanity or not. It is concluded ... More


Revisiting the Garden's Solitaires

Mark S. Cladis

in Public Vision, Private Lives: Rousseau, Religion, and 21st-Century Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125542
eISBN:
9780199834082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125541.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Explores in detail why neither happiness nor virtue can take root in Rousseau's account of the state of nature. The Solitaires are moral insofar as they do no harm (and hence they could be considered ... More


Does Naturalism Warrant a Moral Belief in Universal Benevolence and Human Rights?

Christian Smith

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the kind of morality that everyone would have if they inhabited a naturalistic universe. It answers the question ‘If everyone lives in the naturalistic world that much of ... More


Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

David Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

There has been a recent revival of interest in the just‐war tradition. But can a medieval theory help us answer twenty‐first‐century security concerns? The book explores how just‐war thinking needs ... More


2. ‘Whose Justice? Which Rationality?’ 1

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Echoing the title of MacIntyre's critique of modern moral philosophy, this chapter considers whether in our postmodern liberal society we could ever agree what morality should govern our public ... More


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