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Karma or Grace?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter defines two abstract systems of salvation called Karma and Grace. It then asks the question: On philosophical grounds alone, which is superior? Five criticisms that defenders of Karma ... More


 Life After Death: An Overview of Contemporary Beliefs for Teachers

Paul Badham

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter was originally written as a guide for teachers in Britain responsible for teaching Philosophy of Religion to Advanced Level Students. The “A” Level examination is taken at age 18 in ... More


Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Arvind Sharma

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book sets out to explore the doctrinal dimension of classical Hinduism (eighth century BCE to circa 1000 CE.), and is organized in terms of its key concepts: brahman, karma, karma-yoga, etc. ... More


Buddhism

Corinna Nicolaou

in A None's Story: "Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173940
eISBN:
9780231541251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173940.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

On her drive back to Washington from LA, the author stops at the University of California at Berkeley, her old alma mater. It was here that the low-grade anxiety she suffered from as a child first ... More


The Uneven Auteur

Stephen Teo

in Director in Action

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores a selection of Johnnie To's works where the flaws qualify his auteur status and make him an uneven auteur. It specifically describes Needing You, Help!, Fulltime Killer, Running ... More


Sexual Desire, Divine Desire; Or, Queering the Beguines

Amy Hollywood

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A number of literary and cultural scholars have recently turned to texts by or about women to uncover possible homoeroticism within the metaphoric structures of women's ... More


The Only Son

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Jawaharlal Nehru, the only son of Motilal Nehru. It states the importance of a male heir in a Hindu family and relates some of Jawaharlal’s early memories of his father’s ... More


Biographical Compendia: Lives Made Flesh

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines a comprehensive form of life writing: the biographical compendia, which takes on the finely grained, lifelike quality that would later appear in the standard version by ... More


The Return of a Noble Young Lady

Bryan J. Cuevas

in Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the narrative of Karma Wangzin, who, like Lingza Chökyi a century before her, also had to endure the despair of domestic strife. In Karma Wangzin's account of her death we find ... More


Philosophy and Ethics

Sallie B. King

in Socially Engaged Buddhism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833350
eISBN:
9780824870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the Buddhist teachings that have shaped Engaged Buddhism such as: Karma and The Four Noble Truths. Karma is part of the foundational Buddhist teaching of causality or ... More


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