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Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Kenneth Holloway

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Guodian manuscripts were buried with the teacher of the heir apparent to the Chu throne. The tomb was closed around 300 BCE shortly before one of the most significant period-defining events in ... More


The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg

Lyndal Roper

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202806
eISBN:
9780191675522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202806.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is a fascinating study of the impact of the Reformation idea of ‘civic righteousness’ on the position of women in Augsburg. The author argues that its development, both as a religious credo and ... More


 On “Defundamentalizing” Fundamentalists

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter points out some of the negative consequences of scriptural fundamentalisms such as homophobia, gender inequality; religious intolerance; self‐righteousness; intellectual ... More


Harmonizing Aristocracy and Meritocracy

Holloway Kenneth W.

in Guodian: The Newly Discovered Seeds of Chinese Religious and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371451
eISBN:
9780199870653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371451.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the social implications of unity in Guodian texts. It also discusses the application of unity to the question of royal succession by arguing that “Tang Yu zhidao” and “The Five ... More


Mockery, Self-Mockery, and the Didactic Ruse: Juvenal, Satires 9 and 5

Ralph M. Rosen

in Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309966
eISBN:
9780199789443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309966.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the two satires of Juvenal, 9 and 5 (in that order), and argues that they should be read as deeply programmatic. What they reveal is a self-consciousness about virtually all the ... More


The Prodigal Son

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The message of the parable of the Prodigal Son, which has been called “a gospel in miniature,” is related to that of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin, but it places a greater emphasis on the ... More


The Angels

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199255696
eISBN:
9780191602429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199255695.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Rather surprisingly, Calvin's consideration of angels provides a window into his attitude to divine and human righteousness, divine power, human merit, and the Fall. It reveals his indebtedness to ... More


An Enemy of Happiness

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is about Cato whose moralizing style of life made him and those around him utterly miserable. His attitude was vanity, his manner self-righteous, and his dominant activity was to try to ... More


Doctrines and Divisions

Alan Harding

in The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion: A Sect in Action in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263692
eISBN:
9780191601149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263694.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The chapter analyses the differences between Wesley’s Arminianism, and the moderate and hyper-Calvinism held by other sections of the Revival. All groups believed in the Fall of man and in man’s ... More


Conclusion

Steve Bruce

in Conservative Protestant Politics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293927
eISBN:
9780191685019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293927.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter draws together the themes of the case studies discussed in the previous chapters and presents a collection of related analytical observations. The first section provides the ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as a Woman

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Despite all the instances wherein Ānandamayī Mā is described as “the perfect wife” because of her deep obedience and devotion, her devotees would insist the Mā is not to be considered as a woman. ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as Avatāra and Divine Mother

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The opening of a film on Ānandamayī Mā made by several of her devotees proposes that Mā possesses a role similar to that of Lord Krishna—a Lord of All Beings embodied here on earth to promote ... More


Allusion and Influence in Isaiah 56: 1–8

Jacob Stromberg

in Isaiah After Exile: The Author of Third Isaiah as Reader and Redactor of the Book

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199593910
eISBN:
9780191595707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593910.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

To define the role of the author of Third Isaiah as a reader of the book, this chapter analyzes allusion and influence in Isaiah 56:1–8, finding the following examples: ‘righteousness,’ ‘salvation,’ ... More


The Orthodox Preacher

Jonathan Yeager

in Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772551
eISBN:
9780199895144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772551.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter balances the previous one by examining the theological content of Erskine's sermons, showing that he was not so “enlightened” that he abandoned traditional Calvinism. On the contrary, ... More


Pope Gregory VII, 1073–1085

H. E. J. Cowdrey

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206460
eISBN:
9780191677144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206460.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The reign of Pope Gregory VII (1073–1085), who gave his name to an era of Church reform, is critically important in the history of the medieval church and papacy. Thus ... More


The Art of Parody: The Legal Metaphor

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The legalisms from the “Poem of Job” reflect the poet’s innovation. The author produced a legal metaphor which will be considered largely without reference to the Dialogue/Appeal in the “Poem.” The ... More


Christ's Righteousness and Ours

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the objections of John Owen, John Wesley, Richard Baxter, and John Tillotson to the doctrine of the imputed righteousness of Christ. It shows that, judged from a 16th-century ... More


Learning Love and Justice

Thomas St. and Dame Julian

in By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134865
eISBN:
9780199853472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134865.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Two of the ablest medieval theologians who set to work on the meaning of the cross for the Christian life were Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225–74) and Dame Julian of Norwich (b. 1342). St. Thomas's ... More


Anthropology

John Behr

in Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An understanding of Clement's comments on Adam's character helps to establish the orientation of Clement's anthropology. According to Clement, man is a ‘heavenly plant’, a constitution of nature with ... More


Nature of Pesherite Interpretation

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses broadly the hermeneutical principles underlying Qumran exegesis. In both ideological orientation and exegetical tradition, the pesherists did not consider the words of their ... More


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