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The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Graham Gould

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book studies the life and thought of the Christian monks of 4th- and 5th-century lower Egypt. It works from collections of their sayings and stories which were compiled in the late 5th century ... More


Obscene Jesters: Bhambhi “Little Kings” in the Economy of Bhat Praise-Singing

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes Bhat relationships to the ritualized village patron-client “gift” economy found throughout northern India called jajmani. It is shown that the Bhats’ skill as bards, and their ... More


Venture Funambulists: Composing Kings in Old and New Rajasthan

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents Bhat ballads featuring linguistically talented bards who dominate and control their lords and benefactors. Bhat praise of kings and patrons in their practice as well as in their ... More


Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Nomy Arpaly

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195152043
eISBN:
9780199785780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152042.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents a positive theory of moral worth. Chapter 1 examines the complexities of moral life that appear to differ from the paradigmatic cases of moral psychology. Chapter 2 argues against ... More


From Eulogy to Biography: The French Academic Eloge

Peter France

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on academic eulogy, a component of biography that urges to celebrate. It also examines how biography developed in the eulogies of the various French academies. Epideictic ... More


Praise

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Praise is the relationship between the Praiser and the Praised. And there is nothing in the horizons and the selves without it. The totality of creation is its widespread revelation. Man gathers it ... More


Erōs and the Good Life

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship between Socrates and his devotees shown at the start of the dialogue. In exploring this relationship, it teases out some of the dialogue's central questions ... More


Into the Twentieth Century

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Discusses the end of the dominance of Hymns Ancient and Modern; Robert Bridges and the Yattendon Hymnal. Reviews Percy Dearmer, the English Hymnal, and Songs of Praise; the beginnings of broadcast ... More


The Early Twentieth Century

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A relatively short section, containing 11 hymns from the period of two great hymn books, the English Hymnal and Songs of Praise. It was the period of the Christian Social Union, and of the First ... More


Locke on Personal Identity: Consciousness and Concernment

Galen Strawson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161006
eISBN:
9781400851843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161006.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

John Locke's theory of personal identity underlies all modern discussion of the nature of persons and selves—yet it is widely thought to be wrong. This book argues that in fact it is Locke's critics ... More


Calvin the Compatibilist

Paul Helm

in Calvin at the Centre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although Calvin does not avow compatibilism in so many words, his views on providence and predestination, as well as his doctrine of the bondage of the will to sin and the need for efficacious grace, ... More


With The Praiser

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Islam

God and the Praiser are in complete love. Here, faith is the identity of love and knowledge: the beloved has become the known. Every love of phenomena includes, directly or indirectly, following the ... More


Introduction

Tamler Sommers

in Relative Justice: Cultural Diversity, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139937
eISBN:
9781400840250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139937.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how cultural differences are deeply relevant contemporary debates about moral responsibility. This is because (1) contemporary philosophical ... More


Moral Responsibility: A Conceptual Map

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

There are different kinds of responsibility, and even different kinds of moral responsibility. This chapter offers a conceptual map of moral responsibility in the accountability sense. In this sense, ... More


Epilogue: The Joy of All the Earth

Joshua Hordern

in Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646814
eISBN:
9780191744181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646814.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

The epilogue briefly draws together the themes of the preceding chapters with a focus on the contrast between the anguished tension of the nations' contemporary politics and the joyful praise of the ... More


Thoughts and Emotions

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's intimate thoughts and feelings. More than any other subject, their correspondence was about their intimate thoughts and emotions, and most of this ... More


Moral Judgments

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:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines several linguistic theories of moral judgments, and shows that none of them is able to distinguish between moral judgments and non-moral judgments. It uses the distinction ... More


Results the Test of Right and Wrong

G. E. Moore

in Ethics: and "The Nature of Moral Philosophy"

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199272013
eISBN:
9780191603181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272018.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this chapter, Moore defends the thesis that right and wrong depend on an action’s actual results or consequences. He does this by arguing against three rival views: (1) that certain specific kinds ... More


John Calvin on the World as a Theater of God's Glory

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

John Calvin's metaphor of the world as a theater of God's glory is developed in this chapter. After reflecting on the Genevan Reformer's use of the theater as a metaphor in his theology and outlining ... More


Landscapes of Desire / Can We Chant Psalms with All God's Creatures?

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Psalms insist that we share with other creatures a common desire for God. We take part in a mutual performance of ritual life. We participate in a deeply embodied experience of communal praise. ... More


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