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Resettling for Christ: Evangelical Churches of DuPage County

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the efforts of nonimmigrant churches to resettle (and evangelize) non-Christian immigrants and refugees from across the globe by partnering with World Relief, the humanitarian ... More


Virtues and Vices

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes between personality traits and character traits, and between moral virtues, personal virtues, and social virtues. It presents analyses of individual moral virtues, e.g., ... More


Ethical Ambivalence

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/9780195096514.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If Mother Teresa and other contemporary saints all embody the individualistic ethos prevalent in our culture, they still outshine what any of us are ever likely to accomplish, or even aspire to, in ... More


Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Melissa L. Caldwell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines what it means to be a compassionate, caring person in a place like Russia, which has become a country of stark income inequalities and political restrictions.Through vivid ... More


To Care or Not to Care

Dagmar Wujastyk

in Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199856268
eISBN:
9780199950560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at that relationship between a doctor and his patients under the aspect of their emotional link and the limitations of a doctor's care. It describes and discusses the reasons the ... More


Amiability and Citizenship Virtues

Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha, and Stewart Clegg

in The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653867
eISBN:
9780191742057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter focuses on how amiability and citizenship virtues (justice and humanity) allow global leaders to develop positive human relationships with a wide range of constituencies (e.g. employees, ... More


Altruism as showing off: a signalling perspective on promoting green behaviour and acts of kindness

Wendy Iredale and Mark van Vugt

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter we discuss whether altruism towards genetic strangers may have evolved because of its reputation benefits – altruism as showing off. Traditional explanations for the evolution of ... More


The Hands

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki in which he discusses the significance of “hands” in a contemplative, poetic manner using parables from Zen literature and ideas from the poet and ... More


Simple Heuristics in a Social Game

Ralph Hertwig, Urs Fischbacher, and Adrian Bruhin

in Simple Heuristics in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195388435
eISBN:
9780199950089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388435.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The dominant behavior observed in social games such as the ultimatum game, the dictator game, and public good games violates the classical assumption in economics of purely selfish preferences. To ... More


Kindness and Cruelty in Evolution

Elliott Sober

in Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Human nature is intriguing in such that it can express both negative and positive emotions, as in kindness and cruelty. The question is whether both are a natural part of our nature as human beings, ... More


Altruism in Competitive Environments

Robert H. Frank

in Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In some situations, conflicts arise between acts of charity and how society views charity. The world has been tainted by political and cultural differences, and it is not uncommon that most of the ... More


Introduction

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Carlos Blacker was Oscar Wilde’s ‘best friend’, according to a long-time friend of both. In contrast to his intimate friendship with Blacker, based on a rare compatibility of intellect and ... More


A Woman Killed With Kindness

Catherine Richardson

in Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England: The Material Life of the Household

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065446
eISBN:
9781781701164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065446.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Thomas Heywood's A Woman Killed With Kindness is a very different kind of domestic tragedy from Arden of Faversham or Two Lamentable Tragedies. It is not based on a historical narrative, and its only ... More


Introduction

Catherine Richardson

in Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England: The Material Life of the Household

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065446
eISBN:
9781781701164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065446.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This opening chapter explores some of the arguments about the connection between dramaturgy and the imagination in order to introduce considerations of method. First, however, it seems important to ... More


The Treatise of Hatim

Lloyd Ridgeon

in Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641826
eISBN:
9780748653249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641826.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter translates the Treatise of Hatim, and discusses the content of the treatise that focuses on Hatim،s life. It particularly discusses Hatim's manifestation of his jamanwardi to the poor ... More


Unkind, risk averse and untrusting: if this is today’s society, can we change it?

Baroness Julia Neuberger

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses how gains in child protection and the protection of older people have also, paradoxically, contributed to a stifling of the impulse of kindness. It also shows that society has ... More


“A Righteous Man Regards the Life of His Beast”: The Roots of the Gospel of Kindness in the Second Great Awakening and Antebellum Reform

Janet M. Davis

in The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores the rise of American animal protectionism during the Second Great Awakening. Evangelical Protestant revivalism promoted a new proactive theology of free moral agency, which ... More


Down with Dualism!: Two Millennia of Debate About Human Goodness

Frans de Waal

in Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152839
eISBN:
9780231526838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152839.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the perennial debate about human goodness, addressing questions such as whether human beings are naturally good, where human goodness comes from, whether human goodness is a ... More


Diodorus Siculus

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the Diodorus source problem and its bearing on the argument. It then offers a thorough analysis of the moral-didactic lessons and moralising techniques ... More


Horrible Children: The Limits of Natural Morality

Paul Bloom

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0064
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the limitations of human kindness. It argues that while humans possess inborn tendencies toward kindness and compassion, and possess a surprisingly rich moral sense, these are ... More


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