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Friends Abroad: Food, Commerce, and the Economics of Benefaction

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers how the Athenian polis was able to extract economic advantage from its relations with foreign individuals and communities. The chapter is divided into four sections. The first ... More


The Jewish Diaspora in Graeco‐Roman Antiquity

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter portrays the Jewish diaspora communities of the Graeco-Roman age. They were the milieu which the Greek Bible served and where it was developed, revised, and completed. Once again, ... More


Rousseau's Quarrel with Gratitude

Patrick Coleman

in Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the tension between Rousseau's two approaches to gratitude. The first, developed in political works from Discours sur l'inégalité to the Contrat social, is that the personal ... More


‘Forgotten Benefactors’: The Dictionary of National Biography

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The final chapter considers the crowning achievement of Victorian biography: the Dictionary of National Biography. The chapter stresses the divergent biographical interests of the DNB's editors, ... More


Religion First—and Last

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter documents the religious essence of intelligent design and establishes its true identity as creationism, based on the words and publications of the intelligent design creationists ... More


Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Jack Morrell

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Oxford University has not always possessed the high reputation in the sciences for which it is now renowned: it was not until the period between the last century's two world wars that science was ... More


The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Cork (part 2)

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In February 1883, the Good Shepherd Monastery in Sunday's Well lost its most generous benefactor when Richard Devereux, the Mother Superior's uncle, died, ending his initial contribution of £4,000 ... More


Perfectly Good and a Source of Moral Obligation

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The morally good action is the overall good action, one that there is overriding reason to do. Morally, good actions include both obligatory actions and supererogatory good actions. There are three ... More


Holy and Worthy of Worship

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A being with the properties described in Chapters 7–14 of this book would be worthy of worship, both because of his nature and status and because he is our supreme benefactor. And finally, he would ... More


The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Zina Weygand

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The integration of the blind into society has always meant taking on prejudices and inaccurate representations. This anthropological and cultural history introduces us to both real and imaginary ... More


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