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The Significance of Religious Experience

Howard Wettstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841363
eISBN:
9780199950003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the foundations of religious commitment in the domains of metaphysics/epistemology and the ethical. Throughout, the book takes a literary (rather than philosophical) approach to ... More


Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Andrew Mein

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291397
eISBN:
9780191700620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291397.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Whereas much recent work on the ethics of the Hebrew Bible addresses the theological task of using the Bible as a moral resource for today, this book aims to set Ezekiel's ethics firmly in the social ... More


Pontus Euxinus, 700 bc–ad 500

Charles King

in The Black Sea: A History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ancient Greeks first entered the Black Sea before 500 BC, perhaps at first searching for precious metals. Trade flourished as Greek colonies sprang up along the coasts and the Greeks interacted ... More


Introduction

Andrew Mein

in Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291397
eISBN:
9780191700620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291397.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The early sixth century BCE was a time of almost unparalleled crisis for the Jewish people, as successive Babylonian invasions left Judah devastated and Jerusalem in ruins. The book of Ezekiel forms ... More


 Peculiar People and Loneliness at the Top: Election and Exile

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormons believe they are an elect, covenant people. Persecution, rhetoric of chosenness, and physical isolation, all emphasize blessed distinctness. But Mormons also suffer a history and a psychology ... More


 From Siberia to North America: Regionalists, Anthropologists, and Exiled Ethnographers

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines several sources of a later rise of popular interest in shamanism. The discussion starts on Siberian regionalist writers and ethnographers, who, in their attempt to shape and ... More


Guns Don't Kill?

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Gun control has stirred intense emotions in the war on crime, even though many controls have only a marginal impact on firearms violence. Laws and their enforcement have been influenced most ... More


Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

S. J. Heyworth (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book comprises a collection of chapters on Latin literature by a number of distinguished classicists, produced in memory of Don Fowler, who died in 1999 at the age of forty-six. The authors of ... More


The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Emergence of New Creation in “Second Isaiah”

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

In stark contrast to Ecclesiastes, Isaiah 40-55 provides a dynamic and open-ended picture of creation. This chapter examines certain passages from Second Isaiah that were evidently composed at the ... More


Introduction

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter sets the scene for Staël's hostility to Napoleon, her daring to write despite periodically suffering from the characteristically female ‘anxiety of authorship’, and the ... More


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