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Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Susan Schreiner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

In present-day America, the topic of certitude is much debated. On one side, commentators like Charles Krauthammer urge us to achieve “moral clarity”. On the other, those like George Will contend ... More


Conclusion

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This concluding chapter addresses those voices that questioned the value and access to the various 16th-century claims to certainty. The focus is on only those protests that argued for the ... More


Living with Niebuhr’s Legacy

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book’s final chapter inquires into the consequences of living in the light of Niebuhr’s complex teaching. The illusions of naive optimism reign today just as in his lifetime. Niebuhr’s legacy of ... More


Wittgensteinianism: Logic, Reality, and God

D. Z. Phillips

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Five reasons are given for why Wittgensteinianism, though a major movement in philosophy of religion, has never been a dominant one. The remainder of the chapter is divided as follows: - I: The ... More


Beginnings: Questions and Debates in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter seeks to examine a number of issues, including the current debate about the beginning of modernity. Scholars have struggled to find a unified interpretive scheme for explaining the years ... More


“Abba! Father!”: The Certainty of Salvation

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

“For what is more miserable than uncertainty?” This declaration by Luther leads the historian to the very heart of 16th-century religious controversies. The debates that were to tear this century ... More


“The Spiritual Man Judges All Things”: The Certainty of Exegetical Authority

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

The issue of authority encompassed diverse problems and included all religious parties of the 16th century. Catholic controversialists attacked Luther on this issue as early as 1518, and the 1525 ... More


Are You Alone Wise?: The Catholic Response

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter discusses the Catholic response to Protestant claims of certainty. Catholic polemicists did not simply deny or dismiss Protestant arguments. They offered an alternative route to ... More


Experientia: The Great Age of the Spirit

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter tries to place experiential language in the larger context of the spirituality of the age. The appeal to experience, so prominent in the 16th century, should be viewed from a longer ... More


David R. Boullier

John W. Yolton

in LOCKE AND FRENCH MATERIALISM

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242741
eISBN:
9780191680557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242741.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David R. Boullier was a significant writer on these topics, as well as a useful source for calm and reasoned commentary on the state of philosophy in his day. His writings include some important ... More


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