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The Religious Convictions of College and University Professors

Neil Gross and Solon Simmons

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gross and Simmons explain the results of a survey of college and university professors related to religious behavior and beliefs. They discover that there are not as many atheists and agnostics in ... More


Athens I

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The intensely human culture of newly literate Ionia spread into every field of intellectual endeavor. Though it was obviously anti-religious, serious opposition to it took nearly a century to ... More


The Voice Coach

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For Etta's daughter Dorothea Dix Eliot (1871‐1957), who marries her father's associate pastor, Earl Morse Wilbur (1866‐1956), in 1898, a major challenge is teaching her husband to stay in tune with ... More


Structural Chemistry of Hydrogen

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Even though hydrogen is the ‘simplest’ atom in the Periodic Table, it has a very rich structural chemistry with eight bonding types. This chapter discusses the nature of the hydrogen bond, ... More


The Battle of Belief

David Bebbington

in The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267651
eISBN:
9780191708220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267651.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Gladstone waged a campaign against infidelity in his later years. He was unwilling to take up the ground of the Roman Catholic Church of intransigent resistance to modern thought, contending instead ... More


A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Timothy Larsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

Although the Victorians were awash in texts, the Bible was such a pervasive and dominant presence that they may fittingly be thought of as ‘a people of one book’. They habitually read the Bible, ... More


Ontology, Evidence, and Philosophical Questions

Paul K. Moser

in Philosophy after Objectivity: Making Sense in Perspective

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081091
eISBN:
9780199852994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081091.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the philosophical significance of what is X? questions in the light of traditional philosophical essentialism. It examines two competing approaches to essences, realist, and ... More


A Scholar's Life and Its Context

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces Emile Durkheim, one of the principal architects of modern social science. The first section presents some biographical facts about him. It explains his agnostic posture on ... More


Assessing the Denial of Autonomy

Alfred R. Mele

in Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150438
eISBN:
9780199869091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150430.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Argues that it is more credible that there are autonomous human beings than that there are not. Agnostic autonomism is defended: the position affirms the existence of autonomous agents while being ... More


‘A Solitude beyond the Reach of God or Man’: Victorian Agnostics and Death

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The decline of Evangelicalism, the emergence of biblical criticisms, and the introduction of science in the latter part of the Victorian period created some agnostics views of death. This chapter ... More


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