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Myth: A Biography of Belief

David Leeming

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Myths are living entities that continue to energize thought and action in the modern world. If ancient mythmakers conceived of the evident reality of creation in terms of character and events we ... More


The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Norman Wirzba

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Jewish and Christian doctrines of creation, when interpreted as accounts of the moral and spiritual character of the world rather than simply its origin, hold the key to addressing a variety of ... More


Bonaventure

Christopher M. Cullen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195149258
eISBN:
9780199785131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a brief introduction to the thought of the great Franciscan theologian St. Bonaventure (c.1217-74). It focuses on the long-debated relation between philosophy and theology in the work of ... More


Beauty

Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Part 2 (Chs. 3–6) of this book considers the goals that a good God would have in creating a universe. This chapter considers the goal of making a beautiful universe.


Chronological Systems

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

The standard chronological reference in many ancient cities was the eponymous year—the name of the chief magistrate who served during that year. Some ancient historians also dated by reference to a ... More


Are There Counterexamples to Aesthetic Theories of Art?

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the objection that Aesthetic Theories of Art, such as the Aesthetic Creation Theory, fall short when it comes to the Twentieth Century avant garde. It argues that Arthur ... More


Aesthetic Functionalism

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter puts forward a view of the metaphysics of art that delivers conditions for the identity or survival of a work of art across time. This metaphysics is a consequence of the Aesthetic ... More


The Eternal Paradox

John C. Avise

in Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393439
eISBN:
9780199775415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393439.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Why do biological imperfections and suffering exist in a world governed by a loving deity? This is the age‐old theodicy dilemma. This chapter examines theological and scientific (evolutionary) ... More


Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

Marie Noonan Sabin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143591
eISBN:
9780199834600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143590.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Knowing that the earliest Jesus traditions took shape in a Jewish milieu, Sabin sets the composition of the earliest gospel in the context of the theological discourse of first‐century Judaism. That ... More


Celebration

Wesley A. Kort

in C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143423
eISBN:
9780199834389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143426.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

While pleasures are occasional and particular, celebrations are communal, constant, and culminating. They are related to warfare not because they are victory celebrations but because warfare removes ... More


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