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The study of religions

Keith Ward

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the study of religions. The first section attempts to define the term ‘religion’, and shows that specific definitions of religion clearly express the inclinations of their ... More


Scheler's Ethical Personalism: Its Logic, Development, and Promise

Peter H. Spader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221776
eISBN:
9780823235629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221776.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is a study of Max Scheler being one of the earliest phenomenologist and greatest figures in the early years of the 20th century, whose theory of ethical personalism has become a major voice ... More


God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Phillip Wiebe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book advances three central propositions: (a) Claims about what is real, including a transcendent reality, if it exists, cannot be achieved by short, snappy proofs, but by the hard work of ... More


Introduction

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

Kant's major Anglo-American and German commentators often take an interminablist approach. This involves the expenditure of interpretative energy in searching out ways to make Kant read consistently ... More


Engaged Scholarship and Critical Realism

Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, and Janet Hoy

in Qualitative Methods for Practice Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195398472
eISBN:
9780199979325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398472.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Critical realism is a philosophy of social science that uniquely frames practice problems within complex open systems. Practitioners are discouraged from research that attempts to predict outcomes by ... More


 The Wilderness Tradition and the Historian of Religion

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The 19th century Religionswissenschaft, “the scientific” or the comparative study of religion, approach is examined, as well as how more recent books on the religion of ancient Israel view the ... More


Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood

Charles P. Bigger

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223503
eISBN:
9780823235117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Plato's chora as developed in the Timaeus is a creative matrix in which things arise and stand out in response to the lure of the Good. Chora is paired with the Good, its polar ... More


The Phenomenology of Prayer

Bruce Ellis Benson and Norman Wirzba (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224951
eISBN:
9780823235797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224951.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This collection of chapters considers the many dimensions of prayer: how prayer relates us to the divine; prayer's ability to reveal what is essential about our humanity; the power of prayer to ... More


First-Person Knowledge in Phenomenology *

Amie L. Thomasson

in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We each at least seem to have a distinctive first-person knowledge of our own experience. One standard way to account for the source of first-person knowledge is by appeal to a kind of inner ... More


Explaining the Phenomena

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594931
eISBN:
9780191595745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This chapter examines three examples of non‐reductionist natural philosophy, something supported, at a philosophical level, by Locke's anti‐reductionist approach. The first is John Ray's rejection of ... More


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