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introduction: Is God a Notre Dame Football Fan?

D. Jason Slone

in Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169263
eISBN:
9780199835256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169263.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the basis of this book, namely, Justin Barrett’s notion of “theological correctness”. He showed that while religious believers produce ... More


The Justification of Science and the Rationality of Religious Belief

Michael C. Banner

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240198
eISBN:
9780191680113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240198.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

Believers and non-believers often take it for granted that traditional religious faith is, in principle, incapable of the sort of justification which might be given to a scientific theory. Yet how ... More


Conclusion

James Barr

in History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269878
eISBN:
9780191600401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269870.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A brief summary of the author's position.


The Different Spiritualities of the Students We Teach

Robert J. Nash and DeMethra LaSha Bradley

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/9780195323443.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nash and Bradley offer an empirically‐based typology of student spirituality that includes orthodox believers, mainline believers, existential humanists, scientific empiricists, and skeptics. They ... More


Rejecting Transmission

Jennifer Lackey

in Learning from Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199219162
eISBN:
9780191711824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219162.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The focus of this chapter is a view dominating discussion in the current epistemological literature — the Belief View of Testimony — according to which transmission lies at the heart of testimonial ... More


Luther and Calvin on Christ's Priesthood

Gerald O'Collins and Michael Keenan Jones

in Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576456
eISBN:
9780191723032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

When expounding the priesthood of Christ, Luther recognized his public ministry of preaching to be priestly. All the baptized share in that priesthood, with its duties of proclaiming the word, ... More


Introduction: Towards an Acceptable Fideism

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The question whether religious beliefs can be justifiable is typically taken to be about whether they can be epistemically justified, and hence, justified on the evidence. Fideism holds that ... More


 On “Defundamentalizing” Fundamentalists

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter points out some of the negative consequences of scriptural fundamentalisms such as homophobia, gender inequality; religious intolerance; self‐righteousness; intellectual ... More


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


The True Ekklesia: Toward a Definition of the Church

Lewis V. Baldwin

in The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380316
eISBN:
9780199869299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The emphasis is on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle to define the church in intellectual and theoretical terms, a struggle that began with and extended through his academic training at Morehouse, ... More


Introduction

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter provides a historical sketch of the emergence of Italian liberty. In the republics of the late Middle Ages, in the Risorgimento, and in the struggle against fascism, Italian ... More


Prologue as Epilogue: The Story of Jonas

Raymond Jonas

in The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242975
eISBN:
9780520938281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242975.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This final chapter narrates the author's discovery of Claire Ferchaud. Jonas, the author, was awakened to the power of Claire's story by a chance encounter. While he did not know her story very well, ... More


Believe and be Baptized

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A distinct Baptist piety grew through the efforts of aggressive Calvinists who compromised the various interests of Particular, Regular, General, and Separate Baptists invading the South. Individual ... More


How Prophecy Never Fails

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The discussion takes issue with Leon Festinger’s When Prophecy Fails and cognitive dissonance theory by providing alternative explanations of disconfirmed prophecy. Ernest Norman lays the groundwork ... More


Beyond Belief: Mainstreamers, Straddlers, and Noncompliant Believers

Prudence L. Carter

in Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195168624
eISBN:
9780199943968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter profiles the three types of students whose educational beliefs differ according to racial and ethnic ideology. These students are the so-called cultural mainstreamers, the noncompliant ... More


Reason, Absurdity, and Anti-Semitism in the believer

Tom Martin

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The aim of this essay is to account for the anti-Semitism harboured and expressed by Danny Balint, the main character in Henry Bean’s film, The Believer. I begin by considering two kinds of ... More


The Mothers of the Believers in the Qur'an

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Qur'an particularly addresses the Prophet's wives on a number of occasions; many other revelations are connected with members of their group in the Hadith literature. The honorific epithet ... More


Faith and Self-reflection

Paul Helm

in Faith with Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256631
eISBN:
9780191698330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256631.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Faith, including religious faith, is not simply faith for which there is good evidence for what is trusted in, but also includes a set of beliefs about what is desirable. Hence, at least some kinds ... More


Gulag Letters

Arsenii Formakov

Emily D. Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209310
eISBN:
9780300228199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209310.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Memoirs and works of fiction that describe the Stalinist Gulag often depict labor camps as entirely cut off from the rest of Soviet society. In fact, however, many prisoners corresponded at least ... More


Ethical Considerations

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ: An Essay in Analytic Christology

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261988
eISBN:
9780191682278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues in defence of traditional Christology against criticism that it is unethical, immoral, and unspiritual. It suggests that there may be some Christologists, like other researchers ... More


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