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 Prophecy and the End of Revelation

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Christian belief that Christ is the epitome of God's revelation has led to the notion of the “end of revelation with the last apostle”. This notion has undergone significant historical ... More


 Faith, Revelation, and Reason

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines medieval and modern views about the meanings of reason, belief, faith, revelation, and truth, and the relationships between them. It provides moving testimony from a devout ... More


Divine Revelation and Human Perception

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195126228
eISBN:
9780199853496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126228.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins by discussing the most basic epistemological presuppositions of a fundamental theology of the imagination that would respond to the questions raised in the preceding chapter. It ... More


The Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that the enigmatic ‘disciple Jesus loved’ in John cannot be identified, and that the evidence for his role as the founder and the leader of the Johannine group remains meagre. The ... More


Faith, Hope, and Love

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Faith, hope, and love are the terms most often used by Augustine to describe man's response to divine revelation, including the revelation of divine beauty. They have in common the fact that their ... More


Theopoetics of the Possible

B. Keith Putt

in After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225316
eISBN:
9780823236893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225316.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter uses radical and ontological metaphor to illustrate the different senses of the possible. It compares theology to a cartography that creates maps to plot ... More


With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish, and Joseph W. Goering (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book explores medieval scriptural interpretation. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are often characterized as religio-cultural siblings, traditions whose origins can be traced to the same ... More


Divine Revelation and Human Exegesis; Or, How to Recognize a False Prophet When You See One

Aharon Shemesh

in Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Qumran scrolls present the exegesis of the Torah and consequently the halakhic decisions that stem from it as the product of divine inspiration. However, the rabbinic writings treat it as an ... More


7. Israel and the Church – The Two Explorers of the Promised Land: Toward a Christian Theology of Judaism

Archbishop Bruno Forte

in The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Recent Reflections from Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228058
eISBN:
9780823237111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228058.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A passage from the Book of Numbers, where two explorers come back from the land of Canaan, bringing with them a pole from which hangs a cluster of grapes, in addition to the fruit of the pomegranate ... More


Papal Infallibility

Ian Ker

in John Henry Newman: A Biography

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569106
eISBN:
9780191702044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569106.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While writing the last stages of the Grammar, John Henry Newman was distracted by the drama unfolding at Rome. There was an attempt to define the Pope as infallible in matters of faith. Newman had ... More


Reception of Newman on Divine Revelation

William J. Abraham

in Receptions of Newman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199687589
eISBN:
9780191767166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687589.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter offers some brief comments on significant elements of Newman’s vision of divine revelation with respect to the issues in epistemology and theology that have emerged in light of his ... More


Judaism: Signs of Covenant

David L. Weddle

in Miracles: Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794159
eISBN:
9780814784532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the meaning and purpose of miracles in Judaism. Miracle stories in Jewish tradition express confidence in God as the original creator of the world, revealer of moral law, and ... More


Revelation, Witchcraft, and Eliz the Danger of Knowing God's Secrets

Elizabeth Reis

in The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831021
eISBN:
9781469605173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867990_brekus.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter illustrates why it is important to include women in narrative histories of Puritanism and why examining the experiences of both women and men changes our historical understanding of ... More


Goodness and Badness

Brian Davies

in Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 3 tried to explain some of Aquinas's basic (or metaphysical) views, ones that we need to understand in order to follow him when it comes to his approach to God and evil. They are not ... More


Second Temple Literature outside the Canon

Martha Himmelfarb

in Early Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896950
eISBN:
9781479825707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Many of our sources pertaining to 2nd Temple Judaism, including the Apocrypha, pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, and Philo, were preserved by Christians, leading Robert Kraft to warn ... More


The Cabala of Pegasus

Giordano Bruno

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092172
eISBN:
9780300127911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092172.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Giordano Bruno's The Cabala of Pegasus grew out of the great Italian philosopher's experiences lecturing and debating at Oxford in early 1584. Having received a cold reception there because of his ... More


Angel Awakenings

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter considers experiences of mystery and miracle. It states that miraculous experiences help reassure people that there is more to life than meets the eye, and presents several examples of ... More


Eschatology: Life after Death

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198786528
eISBN:
9780191828805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786528.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Instances of near-death experiences both attract and puzzle us. Yet the canonical heritage of the church bids us find the network of concepts and images that can make sense of these experiences and ... More


The Necessity of Evil

Samuel Hopkins

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Samuel Hopkins's The System of Doctrines, Contained in Divine Revelation, Explained and Defended (1793). Hopkins is arguably the most creative thinker among ... More


Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Justin Champion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719057144
eISBN:
9781781700259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the life, thought and political commitments of the free-thinker John Toland (1670–1722). Studying both his private archive and published works, it illustrates how he moved in both ... More


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