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Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Richard Finn OP

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the various sources, distinctive forms, privileged recipients, and likely extent of almsgiving in the churches of the later empire. Almsgiving was crucial in the construction of the ... More


Transfer Negotiations

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Inter‐union negotiating strategies and tactics used in completing transfers are at the centre of this chapter. The framework used for analysing transfer negotiations is developed around the relative ... More


A Race to the Bottom?

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the argument that recent years have seen a ‘race to the bottom’ in social spending. Using comparative data from 21 OECD countries, it shows that social spending has been ... More


Population Ageing and the Public Purse

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Examines the supposed threat to the future trajectory of social spending posed by population ageing. An initial focus is on the contrast between the sense of crisis characterizing popular and ... More


The Perfection of Generosity

Dale S. Wright

in The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382013
eISBN:
9780199870332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on the perfection of generosity. The second section raises questions about how ... More


Altruism and Health: Is There a Link During Adolescence?

Peter L. Benson, E. Gil Clary, and Peter C. Scales

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

The links between prosocial action and health in adolescence have not been a central area of inquiry in the social sciences. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of literature that provides some ... More


Cooperation and the Individual

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the evolutionary roots of the proximate psychological mechanisms that underlie cooperation. The idea that there are specific biological mechanisms behind at least some aspects ... More


The Meanings of Christian Almsgiving

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the chief meanings given to almsgiving through Christian discourse. Almsgiving featured in an exchange of material for spiritual gifts whereby the food or money given by the ... More


Christian and Classical

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at how Christian and classical patterns of benefaction interacted in the moral authority and writings of three major Christian thinkers: Basil of Caesarea, civic patron, bishop, ... More


The Great Lay Disciple

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter highlights Anāthapindaka, one of the greatest lay disciples of the Buddha. One feature of this chapter is the first ideal the Buddha taught to householders: making dāna offerings to the ... More


Charity and Philanthropy

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter traces the history of philanthropy and shows the extent to which it is woven into the very fabric of the American entrepreneurial experiment. In order to understand philanthropy as a ... More


The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Timothy C. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Techne of Giving intervenes in two debates: the first, the relation between an affirmative biopolitics and biopower; and the second, how cinema, Italian cinema especially, can provides fresh ... More


Sodom: Generosity‐Based Justice (18:1–19:29): Abraham's Generosity: A Basis for Justice (Chap. 18)The Rescue of Lot: Justice as Generous (19:1–29)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

God's wondrous life‐giving visit to Abraham and Sarah at Mamre (Genesis 18) is the counterpoint to God's fiery destruction of two cities (19:1–29). The catastrophe is attributed to God, but the ... More


Back to Egypt: The Generosity That Brings Conversion (Chaps. 43–44): An Initial Turningand Joseph's Generous Meal (Chap. 43)The Final TurningBack, Led by Judah (Chap. 44)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The brothers’ conversion advances in two stages. First, following a courageous decision to return to Egypt, they are reassured by a generous meal (Genesis 43). Then, when Joseph's cup is found in ... More


The Impartiality of Divine Response

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

To celebrate the benefits of the Dharma (hōraku), it was a common practice in Japan during the medieval period to make offerings of poetry (waka, renga, kanshi) as well as Nō plays and other ... More


Love's Mercifulness

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The obligation to be merciful applies to poor and rich alike since mercy is distinguished from financial generosity. Material benevolence on the part of those who are well‐off is assumed – here the ... More


Introduction: The Riddle of Stingy Christian Giving

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the primary goal of this book, which is to better understand and explain American Christians' lack of generosity, from a sociological ... More


Failed Generosity

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines various data sources on charitable giving in the United States to establish six crucial facts about the giving of American Christians. These are that at least one out of five ... More


The View from Pulpits and Pews

Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a survey of Christian pastors and church members about money and stewardship in order to understand the thoughts, feelings, experiences, and meanings of American Christians ... More


The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Arthur W. Frank

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Contemporary health care often lacks generosity of spirit, even when treatment is most efficient. Too many patients are left unhappy with how they are treated, and too many medical professionals feel ... More


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