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Ambition and Community

Stewart J. Brown

in Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Thomas Chalmers, son of John and Elizabeth, was born at Anstruther, in Fife on 17 March 1780. After completing an arts course, Chalmers entered divinity college at St. Andrews University. As a ... More


Ambivalent Cosmopolites

Amanda B. Moniz

in From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190240356
eISBN:
9780190240387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240356.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

Long-standing doubts about universal benevolence came to the fore as the French Revolutionary Wars and the Haitian Revolution destabilized the Atlantic world. Some activists had always contested the ... More


The Arab Republic of Egypt

Barbara Lethem Ibrahim and Dina H. Sherif

in From Charity to Social Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162077
eISBN:
9781617970283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162077.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses philanthropy in Egypt. Private philanthropic giving in Egypt is estimated at no less than EGP5.5 billion annually, and Egyptian philanthropy is experiencing a period of ... More


Arguments from Scale

Tim Mulgan

in Purpose in the Universe: The moral and metaphysical case for Ananthropocentric Purposivism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199646142
eISBN:
9780191813993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646142.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The argument from scale objects that the vast universe discovered by science, where human beings play such a marginal role, is out of kilter with what we would expect from a God who was benevolent to ... More


The Assemblies of God: Godly Love and the Revitalization of American Pentecostalism

Margaret M. Poloma and John C. Green

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767832
eISBN:
9780814768396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767832.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Assemblies of God (AG) is the ninth-largest American and the world's largest Pentecostal denomination, with over 50 million followers worldwide. The AG embraces a worldview of miracles and ... More


The Axioms of Ethics

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

in The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199603695
eISBN:
9780191781834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603695.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sidgwick thought that some axions of ethics are self-evident. These include: an axiom of justice—‘whatever action any of us judges to be right for himself, he implicitly judges to be right for all ... More


Bastards of U.S. Imperialism: Demanding Recognition in the American Family

Faye Caronan

in Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039256
eISBN:
9780252097300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039256.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the possibilities and limitations for Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican cultural critique by focusing on two documentary films: Camilla Benilao Griggers's Memories of a ... More


Benevolence and Gratitude

Ruth C. A. Higgins

in The Moral Limits of Law: Obedience, Respect, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265671
eISBN:
9780191699092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265671.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Gratitude consists in a response to benevolence and it is an affective and sometimes active response to the goodwill of another. The suitability of gratitude as a, or the, ground of the obligation to ... More


Benevolence in the Eyes of the Beholder effects of social filters

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter responds to the widespread concern that some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good. The survey suggests that this concern is misplaced: regardless of how ... More


The Benevolent Robber: From Fielding to the 1790s

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The 18th century saw an interest in the literary representation of crime. This chapter discusses several works by English authors that talk about the highwaymen. The traits of a cavalier gentleman ... More


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