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Transformation of the Self through Christ

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on the way that a person's relation to one historical individual and the community founded by him can be the occasion for the transformation of the self through the mediation of ... More


Love

W. J. Mander

in The Philosophy of John Norris

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230303
eISBN:
9780191710643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230303.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Norris's views about love. Norris believed that love is not simply a peculiar psychological relation which sometimes obtains between certain people. It concerns rather the ... More


The Power of Love

Bernard Cooke

in Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195174519
eISBN:
9780199835119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174518.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Both scripture and Christian tradition identify the Spirit of God with divine love. While seldom linking love and friendship with power, humans have long thought of authentic love as a supreme good ... More


Divine Love and the Goodness of Created Being

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter, while highlighting the essential goodness of creation, argues that God will create new realizations of value, which will be included in one ever-extending and perfectly appreciated ... More


Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book examines in depth and at length what the Old Testament and the New Testament hold about the salvation of God's ‘other peoples’. The Bible repeatedly witnesses to the universal scope of the ... More


Thomas Traherne: Sensuous Idealism

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Just as his reflexive awareness of the natural phenomenon of perception turns into a rapturous delight at the possibility of a spiritual possession of the world, ecstasies of divine love at once ... More


Divine love, an emotional panacea?

Laurence Lux-Sterritt

in English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century: Living Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110022
eISBN:
9781526124227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110022.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The clerical documents written to guide the English Benedictines in their spiritual progress urged them to control human or ‘terrene’ emotions. Yet such discourse was balanced by what John Corrigan ... More


Conclusion

Sal Renshaw

in The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This text highlights Cixous's notions and thought, which offer to an individual a very different picture of the subjects of divine love from that which derives from the concept of mutuality that is ... More


Divine Love and Personality

Michael C. Rea

in The Hiddenness of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198826019
eISBN:
9780191865015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826019.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 offered an answer to the hiddenness problem that depended on acceptance of a modest, but still robust doctrine of divine transcendence. But some will be inclined to resist that doctrine. ... More


Thinking about Love

Steven B. Smith

in Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100198
eISBN:
9780300128499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100198.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter shows how love is a dominant theme of the Ethics, particularly in its fifth and final part entitled “On the Power of the Intellect or on Human Freedom.” His description of the eternity ... More


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

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Beneath our culture's obsession with wealth and power, status and celebrity, millions of Americans are quietly engaged in a deeply religious struggle to wake up from petty selfishness and to embrace ... More


The Goodness of Home: Attachment as Anthropological and Pneumatological Middle Space

Natalia Marandiuc

in The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190674502
eISBN:
9780190699024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674502.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Bringing together the strands of the book’s argument, the chapter proposes that a relational home is both anthropological and pneumatological, enabling human freedom. Kierkegaard’s divine middle term ... More


Swedenborg’s View of Heaven and “Other-Power”

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay written by D. T. Suzuki in which he compares the Buddhist paradise, or Pure Land, with Emanuel Swedenborg's concept of heaven: the land of divine love, attainable by ... More


From Love Song to Lullaby: The Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the Christmas Oratorio, with particular emphasis on the relationship between Johann Sebastian Bach’s interest in operatic scenes and his setting of the nativity story. The ... More


Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states—desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how ... More


The Breath of Prayer energizing godly love

Matthew T. Lee, Margaret M. Poloma, 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/9780199931880.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how godly love is energized through prayer that seemingly releases what sociologist Pitirim Sorokin has called “love energy.” As shown by survey statistics and through the ... More


The Passion and the Passions: The St Matthew Passion BWV 244

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the St Matthew Passion and its interpretation of the death of Christ as a manifestation of divine love. George Frideric Handel’s Messiah reflected the esthetics of Victorian ... More


Libidinous Theology

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Strange, perhaps, to our present sensibilities, the Counter-Reformation church nurtured the development of music and visual art that invoked erotic experiences of Divine Love. In their sacred music, ... 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 Experience of The Kingdom Of God

Kevin Hart

in The Experience of God: A Postmodern Response

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225187
eISBN:
9780823237135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225187.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins by pondering a man knocking on your door and saying, simply, “I have experienced God”. What could this mean? At the least, it signals that, if we are to ... More


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