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No God on the Quad: Efforts Toward a Purely Secular University

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What place do scientists think religion ought to occupy in their particular universities as well as universities more generally? Ecklund shows that elite universities with religious roots have ... More


Genre, Conventions, and Cultural Programme in Gellius' Noctes Atticae

Amiel Vardi

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter aims to delineate Gellius' view of knowledge and intellectual life by examining his adhesion and departure from the generic conventions of ancient miscellanies and similar works. His ... More


Cicero's use of personal exempla

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Cicero's choice and employment of personal exempla throughout his works and over the entirety of his career, with an aim to convey his rhetorical and political strategy and ... More


Beyond Truth and Triviality

John Gibson

in Fiction and the Weave of Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199299522
eISBN:
9780191714900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299522.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The question of the cognitive value of literature is the central challenge in the development of a serviceable model of humanism, and it is also the most difficult to answer. The sceptic has powerful ... More


Does God Still Matter at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century?

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys contemporary culture in general, adding a little historical perspective, noting the importance and influence of religion on people's lives, our social institutions, and our ... More


The Buddhist School of Principle and the Early Song Intellectual Terrain

Albert Welter

in Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu: A Special Transmission Within the Scriptures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199760312
eISBN:
9780199897322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760312.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses Yongming Yanshou’s impact on Buddhism and Song intellectual life by repositioning Yanshou as an advocate of a Buddhist School of Principle. It challenges Zhu Xi’s reduction of ... More


Living the Question

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the 20th century, the United States undertook one of the most expansive programs of higher education ever witnessed. In the next century, whether such expansion continues or not, the ... More


Dr John Radcliffe

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the life and works of Dr John Radcliffe. Medical practice in the seventeenth century was essentially a craft to be acquired by close study of the work of an adept. Formal ... More


Hindu Revivalism in Bengal c.1872-1905: Some Essays in Interpretation

Amiya P. Sen

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655391
eISBN:
9780199080625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655391.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This work is an intensive study of certain facets of social and intellectual life in Bengal between 1872 and 1905, particularly Hindu revivalism. The period under discussion represents significant ... More


Introduction

George M. Marsden

in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195122909
eISBN:
9780199853311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory begins by discussing the proposal that mainstream American higher education should be more open to explicit discussion of the relationship between religious faith to learning. It ... More


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