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Conclusion

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

in A Confusion of the Spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229826
eISBN:
9780191710766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229826.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This final chapter sums up the main arguments of the book. It's aims have been to trace the parallels in Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy and examine the affinities in their ... More


The long eighteenth century

Jane Shaw

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/9780197263051.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the eighteenth-century Church of England. It examines the changes in how people thought about the place of religion in eighteenth-century Britain by first looking at the ... More


Cognitive Styles in Primitive Cultures

Michael Horace Barnes

in Stages of Thought: The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396270
eISBN:
9780199852482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396270.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious beliefs of egalitarian foraging cultures include belief in spirits and magic, treated by primitive people as significant but fairly commonplace. This is called animism. These beliefs are ... More


The Religious Thought of the Young Lessing

Toshimasa Yasukata

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144949
eISBN:
9780199834891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144945.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Analyzes the young Lessing's religious thought with special attention to his early writings, particularly Religion, Some Thoughts about the Moravians, The Jews, and The Christianity of Reason. These ... More


Stages of Thought: The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

Michael Horace Barnes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396270
eISBN:
9780199852482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines a pattern of cognitive development that has evolved over thousands of years—a pattern manifest in both science and religion. It describes how the major world cultures built upon ... More


Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238508
eISBN:
9780191679643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

The author of the book presents a full-length philosophical study of the work of Stanley Cavell, best known for his highly influential contributions to the fields of film studies, Shakespearian ... More


buddha nature

D. Jason Slone

in Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169263
eISBN:
9780199835256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169263.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Religious thought involves the presumption that superhuman agents exist, while theology involves postulations about these agents. This dual feature of religion seems to apply across the board. ... More


Introduction

Michael Horace Barnes

in Stages of Thought: The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396270
eISBN:
9780199852482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396270.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book offers a history of the human search for methods to determine which ideas about the world are true. It focuses on the various methods religious thinkers and scientific inquirers have used ... More


Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Nicholas Hudson

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112143
eISBN:
9780191670671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Although there are many books on Samuel Johnson's moral and religious thought, none has provided a detailed analysis of his relationship with the ethics and theology of the eighteenth century. This ... More


Born to Be a Pantheist

Alan D. Hodder

in Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089592
eISBN:
9780300129755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089592.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents a survey of Thoreau's religious ideas, which adheres to the general contours of his own treatment of religion in the chapter entitled “Sunday”, from his book A Week on the ... More


Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Tyler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book encourages scholars to abandon the conceptual opposition between the “secular” and the “religious” to better understand how human beings actively and thoughtfully engage with their worlds ... More


The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Christian Lange and Songul Mecit

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Despite the many important developments and innovations traceable to the Seljuq period (fifth–seventh/eleventh–thirteenth centuries), the Seljuqs remain one of the understudied Muslim dynasties. This ... More


Religiosity and Modernity (II)

Peter Ghosh

in Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter addresses the central issue: what was the substance and significance of Weber's religious thought taken as a whole? In more formal language: what was the Weberian sociology of religion ... More


With Radical Amazement: Ecology and the Recovery of Creation

William French

in Without Nature?: A New Condition for Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230693
eISBN:
9780823237227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230693.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that the emergence of broad ecological degradation and new biogenetic engineering capabilities, while certainly posing new threats, challenges, and ... More


Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Heather Glen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This study of Charlotte Brontë's novels draws on original research in a range of early Victorian writings, on subjects ranging from women's day-dreaming to sanitary reform, from the Great Exhibition ... More


Introduction: A Simple and Hidden Life

Alan D. Hodder

in Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089592
eISBN:
9780300129755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089592.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to provide a full reconstruction and analysis of Thoreau's religious thought and experience. The book aims to describe the major forms ... More


Introduction: Shelley's ‘Gnostic’ Assassins and the Reinterpretation of Christianity

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

As Shelley had observed, no religion or nation can surpass each other without borrowing certain ideas from the other. This notion thus serves as the underlying principle of Shelley's own ... More


Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

G. M. Hamburg

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book, focusing on the history of religious and political thinking in early modern Russia, demonstrates that Russia’s path toward enlightenment began long before Peter the Great’s opening to the ... More


Secular Buddhism and the Religious Dimension of Enlightenment

Dale S. Wright

in What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190622596
eISBN:
9780190622626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622596.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“Secular Buddhism and the Religious Dimension of Enlightenment” follows Stephen Batchelor’s impressive effort to articulate what Buddhist awakening might mean in the current secular culture. ... More


Conclusion

Stephen S. Bush

in Visions of Religion: Experience, Meaning, and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387403
eISBN:
9780199387427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387403.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The concluding chapter of this book presents a summary overview, drawing from the points developed in prior chapters, of what is involved in thinking of religion as a social practice that ... More


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