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Christian Natural Law: A Universal Morality

DAVID BOUCHER

in The Limits of Ethics in International Relations: Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Human Rights in Transition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203529
eISBN:
9780191695490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203529.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the connection of the notion of natural law in the West with the constellation of ideas surrounding the Christian God and the law-governed nature of the universe. It argues ... More


The Theistic Account

John Foster

in The Divine Lawmaker: Lectures on Induction, Laws of Nature, and the Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199250592
eISBN:
9780191600913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250596.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The personal‐agency approach can be developed in a number of different ways. If we are aiming at plausibility, we need to develop the approach in a way that avoids unnecessary complexity and ... More


Concluding Remarks

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The conclusion draws together the results and discusses certain relevant topics on the background of what is achieved in the book. There are sections on the likeness and difference between the ... More


Postures of Trust

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

in Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores several articulations of faith as the consciousness of humility or dependence, on the one hand, and belonging to a world of meaning, on the other hand. These two forms of ... More


God, Flux, and the Epistemology of Agape Struggle

Paul K. Moser

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What, if anything, is the bearing of flux, or impermanence, as found in this world on the case for the Jewish-Christian God? This chapter argues that the bearing is positive rather than negative, ... More


Eros: The Mystical Ascent

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter delves into the divination associated with love. Love is, first and foremost, an attribute of man, and it is through this attribute that man can aspire to approach the divine. In this ... More


The Transformation of Imperial Churchgoing in the Fourth Century

Neil McLynn

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Historians of late antique government have at last become accustomed to taking imperial ceremonies seriously. ‘The increase in the frequency and elaboration of public ceremonial’ during the period is ... More


Prosopon and Icon: Two Premodern Ways of Thinking God

John Panteleimon Manoussakis

in After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225316
eISBN:
9780823236893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225316.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines premodern ways of thinking God through the prosopon and icon. It first discusses the ontological necessity of freedom toward death and love. It ... More


Science and Art After the Death of God

Abed Azzam

in Nietzsche Versus Paul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169318
eISBN:
9780231538978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169318.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the continuity-discontinuity relationship between Christianity and Modernity as it is marked by “the greatest recent event that the belief in the Christian God has become ... More


The Tragedy of Creaturely Error: Paradise Lost

Tobias Gregory

in From Many Gods to One: Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226307558
eISBN:
9780226307565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307565.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter deals with John Milton's Paradise Lost. Paradise Lost is closer to the Christiad in its biblical subject and direct approach to divine action, and it restores the relationship between ... More


The Argument from Evil and God’s Contingent Ethics

Mark C. Murphy

in God's Own Ethics: Norms of divine agency and the argument from evil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796916
eISBN:
9780191840043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796916.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers whether God’s taking on a contingent ethics that makes God fully worthy of our allegiance revives the problem of evil. Isn’t it true that any such contingent ethics will entail ... More


Children of Moloch: Christian Reconstruction, the State, and the Conservative Milieu

Michael J. McVicar

in Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622743
eISBN:
9781469622767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622743.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the narrative surrounding the rise and fall of Christian Reconstructionism—a narrative all too often dismissed by historians as niche and extremist. How this ... More


The Ascent through the Dynamism of the Will

W. NORRIS CLARKE, S.J.

in The Philosophical Approach to God: A New Thomistic Perspective, 2nd Revised Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227198
eISBN:
9780823237166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227198.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter deals with the adaptation of the resources of the Thomistic approach through the will toward the fullness of Being as good, as lovable. The a priori ... More


Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Dennis R. MacDonald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This challenge to prevailing views of New Testament sources argues that the origins of passages in the book of Acts are to be found not in early Christian legends but in the epics of Homer. The book ... More


Jesus Centre, Dublin

Gladys Ganiel

in Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745785
eISBN:
9780191808203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the findings from a case study of Jesus Centre, Dublin, a parish of the charismatic/Pentecostal, Nigerian-based Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). It includes a history of ... More


Conclusion

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes what came before and shows that aptitude of the methodological tools of attribution and appropriation/identification to understand the history of modern religious ... More


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