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The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Can those who appreciate the explanatory power of modern science still believe in traditional religious accounts of the nature and purpose of the universe? This book is intended for those who care ... More


 Touching Evil, Touching Good

Irena S. M. Makarushka

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the teaching of special topics in the study of religion, in this case the representation of evil. Employing the medium of film to teach this topic enables students to reflect on ... More


 The Origins of the American Evangelical Subculture

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter defines and outlines the development of the American evangelical subculture, beginning with the fundamentalists of the early twentieth century, paralleled by the Holiness and Pentecostal ... More


 Resurgence and the New Order in West Africa: Primal Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: The chapter describes the creation of a new social order to replace the one based on slavery and the slave trade, with new structures of local leadership setting a new standard. The chapter ... More


 Searching for Peace in Films about Genocide

Jolyon Mitchell

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focusing on the film Shooting Dogs (2005) and its specific historical context, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this chapter brings to light many of the different lines of inquiry available when teaching ... More


The Nature of Islamic Juridical‐Ethical Discourse

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter deals with a critical assessment of Islamic juridical tradition—a formidable obstacle to a number of articles of great consequence for the protection of individual rights that are ... More


The Unspeakable Evil

Richard Harries

in After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199263134
eISBN:
9780191600616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263132.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The holocaust is an unspeakable evil. How is it possible to speak of it at all? Yet ‘How is one not to speak of it?’ (Elie Wiesel). Traditional Christian anti‐Judaism is a very sorry story and this ... More


Calamity Management and the Role of Sacred Ambivalence

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Juxtaposes local European Christian saint traditions with Kerala's Hindu and Christian practices as a means for understanding cross‐cultural responses to evil, calamity, and the problem of theodicy. ... More


The Promise of Paradise

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys utopian ideas in Latin America, from the European myths projected onto the New World during exploration to more recent endeavors to discover or build paradise on earth. Themes ... More


Reasons for doubt

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/9780199695270.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The book begins with an honest look at the modern predicament for faith. Christianity is based on the belief that behind all things there exists an ultimate reality that in some sense intended us to ... More


Divine action and the argument from neglect

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/9780199695270.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Is a world with this much suffering compatible with the Christian concept of God? The problem of evil, of apparent divine neglect, is far more serious than many Christians acknowledge. The chapter ... More


 Radical Evil in Liberal Democracies: The Neglect of the Political Emotions

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the questions: how can modern pluralistic societies solve the problem of radical evil? How can a respectful pluralistic society shore up the fragile human basis of toleration, ... More


Dark Forces: Contemporary Satanism and Black Magic

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If we are to understand the nature of contemporary Satanism, it is vital to consider the occult philosophy of the Church of Satan (founded by Anton LaVey in San Francisco in 1966) and its successor, ... More


Evil and Redemption in The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Vigen Guroian

in Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A person's goodness or badness is a valence and measure of their humanity or inhumanity. In the moral realm most things are not wholly black or wholly white. Most of us deserve neither the ... More


Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil

Nicola Hoggard Creegan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931842
eISBN:
9780199345762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931842.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the problem of evil, given animal suffering, disease, and extinction and the violence of the evolutionary process. Evolutionary theory has deconstructed the primary theodicy of ... More


The Liturgical Body and the Gift of Presence

Ann Loades and Bridget Nichols

in Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646821
eISBN:
9780191744853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

David Brown proposes Christ as the Church's greatest gift to the world, a gift mediated through the Church's liturgy. This chapter considers the liturgical celebration as the place of mediation of ... More


Standing on the Premises: Theology and Religion in the Bush Administration's Anti-trafficking Project

Yvonne C. Zimmerman

in Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199942190
eISBN:
9780199980765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942190.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the TVPA was enacted by the George W. Bush presidential administrations from 2001 to 2008, connecting how the president and officials like John R. Miller used the religious ... More


Animal Suffering—Philosophical Responses

Nicola Hoggard Creegan

in Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931842
eISBN:
9780199345762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931842.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter examines philosophical approaches to the problem of evil. The philosophical arguments for the existence of God, given the presence of evolutionary evil and suffering, can in some sense be ... More


Creating a Cursed and Sanctified Temple, 1965–1984

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the transformation of the Kirtland Temple as a site of interest into a site of contagion, only then to be blessed along with the surrounding land as a place of promise. While ... More


The Red, Black, and Gray Markets of Religion

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Five articulates the “triple-market model” of religion in China: there is a red market of religion that comprises legal religious organizations, believers, and activities, a black market of ... More


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