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The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More


A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

John Russell Roberts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195313932
eISBN:
9780199871926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

George Berkeley notoriously claimed that his immaterialist metaphysics was not only consistent with common sense, but that it was also integral to its defense. This book argues that understanding the ... More


Hegel and the Transformation of Philosophical Critique

William F. Bristow

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199290642
eISBN:
9780191710421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290642.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents a study of Hegel's hugely influential but notoriously difficult Phenomenology of Spirit. Hegel describes the method of this work as a ‘way of despair’, meaning that the reader who ... More


The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Luigi Gioia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553464
eISBN:
9780191720796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

The book provides a fresh description and analysis of Augustine's monumental treatise, De Trinitate, working on a supposition of its unity and its coherence from structural, rhetorical, and ... More


Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

J. Warren Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Though understandably overshadowed by Augustine’s preeminence in the West, Ambrose is a doctor of the Catholic Church and an important patristic authority for the Middle Ages and Reformation, ... More


Supernatural Agents: Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380026
eISBN:
9780199869046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380026.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book provides a cognitive scientific perspective to beliefs about supernatural agents. First, human intuitions about agents, agency, and counterintuitive concepts are outlined and explained. ... More


Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Opening a Mountain is a translation with a commentary of 60 koan cases that feature an important supernatural or ritual element selected from a variety of the major and minor Zen ... More


Yves Congar's Theology of the Holy Spirit

Elizabeth Teresa Groppe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166422
eISBN:
9780199835638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

French Dominican Yves Congar is widely recognized as the most important Roman Catholic ecclesiologist of the twentieth century. He was a leader in the ecumenical movement in Europe and one of the ... More


The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Eschatology as Communion

Nicholas J. Healy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199278367
eISBN:
9780191603419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278369.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book represents a study of the meaning of "the end" in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, that highlights both the originality and the fruitfulness of his vision of a reciprocal drama ... More


Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology

Bernard Cooke

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195174519
eISBN:
9780199835119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174518.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Both the Hebrew Bible and Christian scriptures equate the Spirit of God with power. Power is a diverse phenomenon in human experience; several instances of power are examined here with the help of ... More


Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith

Richard Lennan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199271467
eISBN:
9780191602108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The present‐day situation of the Roman Catholic Church has been described as a state of ‘peril’. That fact alone, to say nothing of the challenges inseparable from faith in God, implies that the ... More


Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature

Rachel Trubowitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199604739
eISBN:
9780191741074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604739.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book focuses on changing seventeenth-century English views of maternal nurture and the nation. The revaluation of maternal nursing goes hand-in-hand with the reformation of the nation, ... More


Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry: `Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

Elizabeth Clarke

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

In 17th-century England the poet George Herbert became known as ‘Divine Herbert’, his poetry a model for those aspiring to the status of inspired Christian poet. This book explores the relationship ... More


Why there is Something rather than Nothing

Bede Rundle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199270507
eISBN:
9780191601392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If, as the theist maintains, God is a being who exists of necessity, his existence explains why there is something rather than nothing. However, a less demanding explanation is also possible: not ... More


 The Holy Spirit

Gregory A. Beeley

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The central chapter of the book evaluates Gregory's distinctive doctrine of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit's role in the work of Christian theology, focusing on the soteriological character of ... More


Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Thomas McCall and Michael Rea (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Classical Christian orthodoxy insists that God is Triune: there is only one God, but there are three divine Persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — who are somehow of one substance with one another. ... More


Conclusion?

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Humankind, still adapted to the hunter-gatherer life, has moved with astonishing speed into an utterly different lifestyle, offering numerous advantages but also multiplying dangers: civilization. ... More


 Spirits as Concepts

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 6 considers the form and spread of spirit concepts, drawing heavily on ethnographic data and emerging theories within epidemiological studies of culture. This chapter suggests why spirit ... More


Prayer according to Cassian

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which Cassian related the monastic experience of prayer to his theological project as a whole. Occasional comparisons are made to others who propagated the tradition ... More


Religious Belief and Unbelief

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

According to the Christian faith, the reason why certain people do not believe in God is willful unbelief, i.e., spiritual blindness. Christians hold that God is ultimate reality and that God makes ... More


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