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Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book situates Acts’ story of Stephen’s death within the emerging discourse of early Christian martyrdom, challenging the historicity of this narrative and arguing for its significance in ... More


Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Linda Radzik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can wrongs be righted? Can we make up for our misdeeds, or does the impossibility of changing the past mean that we remain permanently guilty? While atonement is traditionally considered a ... More


The Mess Inside: Narrative, Emotion, and the Mind

Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199230730
eISBN:
9780191741340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The notion of narrative is topical and contentious in a wide range of fields, including philosophy, psychology and psychoanalysis, historical studies, literature. The book engages with all these ... More


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


The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

John E. Hare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This book is about the gap between the moral demand on us and our natural capacities to meet it. The author starts with Kant’s statement of the moral demand and his acknowledgement of this gap. He ... More


Turning from Hatred to Community Friendship: Forgiveness Education as a Resource for Strategic Peacebuilding in Postaccord Belfast

Robert D. Enright, Jeanette Knutson Enright, and Anthony C. Holter

in Strategies of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395914
eISBN:
9780199776801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Forgiveness education should have a role in long-term strategies for peacebuilding. The authors argue that forgiveness has the power to break cycles of sectarian violence and makes possible what ... More


Ethics, Market and Government Failure, and Globalization: Perspectives on Debt and Finance

J. E. Stiglitz

in Sovereign Debt at the Crossroads: Challenges and Proposals for Resolving the Third World Debt Crisis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195168006
eISBN:
9780199783458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168003.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter looks at the ethical aspects of globalization during the 1990s. It argues that in the way that they have sought to shape globalization, the advanced industrial countries and some of the ... More


Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Donald W. Shriver

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book records attempts in three countries — Germany, South Africa, and the United States — to educate patriots who are neither loveless critics nor uncritical lovers of their nation, but rather ... More


Responsibility and Atonement

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248491
eISBN:
9780191598555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248490.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

When we do good or harm to each other, we acquire merit or guilt; deserve praise or blame, reward or punishment, and may need to make atonement. Others may need to forgive us, or show mercy to us. ... More


Introduction

JOHN E. HARE

in The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the gap between the moral demand and man’s natural capacity to meet it. This book examines philosopher Immanuel Kant’s ... More


South Africa: In the Wake of Remembered Evil

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

South Africa is credited with having achieved one of the great historical non-violent transitions from oppression to democracy. In the 10 years after 1994, its citizens and government have enacted ... More


Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life

Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161113
eISBN:
9780199869220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161114.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Everyone agrees that trust is essential for decent human relationships, but our understanding of trust too often collapses in platitudes and falsehoods. It is typically treated as some sort of ... More


Concluding Remarks

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Getting Even: Forgiveness and Its Limits

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178555
eISBN:
9780199850129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178555.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The previous chapters have offered a comprehensive analysis of forgiveness that provides a religious framework on its related issues. This chapter summarizes the message that the book advocates. ... More


Shaping the Normative Landscape

David Owens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691500
eISBN:
9780191744938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book affirms the value of obligations and of rights, of forgiveness, of consent and refusal, of promise and request. These are all instruments by which we exercise control over our normative ... More


Forgiveness and Love

Glen Pettigrove

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646555
eISBN:
9780191741975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646555.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is forgiveness? When is it appropriate? How is it facilitated or inhibited? Answering these questions on one way rather than another has the potential to alter our lives and our relationships in ... More


Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation

Daniel Philpott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827565
eISBN:
9780199949779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the wake of massive injustice, how can justice be achieved and peace restored? This book offers an innovative and hopeful response to these questions. It challenges the approach to peacebuilding ... More


Religious Actors and Transitional Justice

Leslie Vinjamuri and Aaron P. Boesenecker

in Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195323405
eISBN:
9780199869237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323405.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Truth commissions, war crime trials, lustration, and amnesty are all strategies that states have pursued following regime transitions and civil wars. Religious communities, local, national, and ... More


Possible Social and Higher-Order Strengths: Future PsyCap?

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio

in Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195187526
eISBN:
9780199789863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187526.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter selects the potentially best fitting social and higher-order strengths to be included in future psychological capital (PsyCap). In particular, the socially-oriented strengths of ... More


Freedom and Understanding

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that there are no good facts of a general or metaphysical nature that can establish that freedom is an empty concept. Psychoanalysis does not show that free will is an illusion, ... More


The Unforgiving Servant

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 11 is focused on the question of forgiveness – God's forgiveness and human forgiveness. It argues that according to the Gospels, God's forgiveness is limitless and that the human forgiveness ... More


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