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Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Linda Radzik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can wrongs be righted? Can we make up for our misdeeds, or does the impossibility of changing the past mean that we remain permanently guilty? While atonement is traditionally considered a ... More


Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Donald W. Shriver

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book records attempts in three countries — Germany, South Africa, and the United States — to educate patriots who are neither loveless critics nor uncritical lovers of their nation, but rather ... More


Process of Redemption Envisioned by the Vilna Ga'on's Disciples

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Vilna Ga’on, an extraordinary Talmudic scholar, inspired in his disciples a sense that he was a supernatural phenomenon, with a messianic mission to redeem the Jewish nation by disseminating the ... More


Germany Remembers

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Foreigners still wonder if Germans can really be trusted to remember the evils of Nazism. This chapter documents the array of public measures which the country has taken in the past 60 years to ... More


South Africa: In the Wake of Remembered Evil

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

South Africa is credited with having achieved one of the great historical non-violent transitions from oppression to democracy. In the 10 years after 1994, its citizens and government have enacted ... More


Old Unpaid Debt: To African Americans

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Americans live in a culture resistant to much talk about the evils in their past; they prefer to think about the future. But like the descendants of victims of evil in Germany and South Africa, some ... More


Being Human While Being American: Agenda for the American Future

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter celebrates public occasions and measures in recent years where the American government and citizens’ groups acknowledged national “misdeeds” in international relations, especially in its ... More


Epilogue: The Real Zen Buddhism: Engaged, Enraged, or Disengaged?

Steven Heine

in Zen Skin, Zen Marrow: Will the Real Zen Buddhism Please Stand Up?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326772
eISBN:
9780199870363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326772.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The concluding chapter or epilogue sums up the previous arguments and explores ways of trying to break through the sets of polarized antimonies, so that the traditional and critical Zen positions can ... More


Halevi’s Religious Development

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Halevi’s historical and cultural matrix was Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) in the taifa and Almoravid periods, home to a cosmopolitan Judeo-Arabic culture, Arabic-inspired Hebrew poetry, and a ... More


Exercises Concerned With Time and the Self

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Does what is wholly past provoke no emotion? Should we feel the same about past and future non-existence? Ought we to remember good things in the past, and bad equally, the good to distract from ... More


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