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Combat Myths and Divine Actions: Prayers and Prophecies of Divine Might

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The psalms and prophecies where God’s victory over primordial sea monsters is recalled or invoked are characterized by situations of suffering or distress. Speakers recall to God His own past acts of ... More


God, Science, and Naturalism

Paul R. Draper

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:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is widely claimed in recent years that science and theology can and do interact harmoniously. This chapter, however, explores some areas of potential conflict. Specifically, it asks whether the ... More


Divine and Human Action in Salvation in Augustine

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter engages the work of Augustine on divine grace and human freedom in salvation. It works through the types of divine action seen in Augustine’s writings on grace in the Pelagian ... More


The Category of Being

Paul M. Collins

in Trinitarian Theology: West and East: Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270324
eISBN:
9780191683985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270324.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Martin Heidegger identifies three presuppositions in relation to the question of being that the ancient world understood with regard to the category of being: the universality of the concept of ... More


The scandal of particularity, Part I: The resurrection testimony

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

What reason is there to think that something of enduring religious importance happened in the case of Jesus? In the Christian tradition, the most striking claim for Jesus’ importance is that he was ... More


Divine Agency and Divine Action: Orientation

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume I: Exploring and Evaluating the Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786504
eISBN:
9780191828706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786504.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The fundamental problems that have arisen over the last half-century in treatments of divine action in the Christian tradition stem from a failure to come to terms with the concept of action. ... More


The Grounding of Human Agency and Identity in God and Place

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter carries forward the discussion of Chapter 3 by considering the idea that both places and God exercise a narratively mediated agency, and both are implied in any existentially dense ... More


The Virtue of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The idea that hope is a virtue is found in the Bible. The case for hope as a virtue was argued by Thomas Aquinas and by the medieval Jewish philosopher Joseph Albo. This chapter explores Aquinas and ... More


Exiting the Court of the Gentiles by Plundering the Athenians

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume I: Exploring and Evaluating the Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786504
eISBN:
9780191828706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786504.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter the author argues that a closed concept of human action is not available. Nearly all the thinkers under consideration in the previous chapters have subtly assumed that a closed ... More


Saving Divine Action within Later Analytic Philosophy

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume I: Exploring and Evaluating the Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786504
eISBN:
9780191828706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786504.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

One of the most important philosophers who applied a concept of intentional action to God was William P. Alston. In this chapter, the author engages Alston’s proposals, and argues that even a robust ... More


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