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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


The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology

Stephen Bullivant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652563
eISBN:
9780191740725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Since the Second Vatican Council (1962–5), the Catholic Church has formally declared the possibility of salvation for atheists: ‘those who, without fault, have not yet arrived at an express ... More


Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Johannes Quack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In academic no less than popular thought, India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Disenchanting India qualifies this representation through an analysis of the ... More


Introduction

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction provides an overview of the structure and arguments of the book. On the basis of a brief description of the Indian rationalist movement and the relevance of the work of Ulrich ... More


Modes of (Non-)Religiosity and Unbelief

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This theoretical chapter builds upon the argument of Ulrich Berner that it is often more fruitful to heuristically structure religious fields not just along the lines of religion, but by ... More


Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

Michael Hunter and David Wootton (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227366
eISBN:
9780191678684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227366.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, History of Religion

The rise of atheism and unbelief is a key feature in the development of the modern world, yet it is a topic which has been little explored by historians. This book presents a series of studies of ... More


Poverty and the Ideal Self

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The 1880s were the pivotal years in Victorian moral thought. A new wave of awareness of the plight of the urban poor was expressed in a range of both practical and intellectual activities. Some, such ... More


Belief and Believing

Paul Helm

in Faith with Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256631
eISBN:
9780191698330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256631.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Faith requires beliefs of two sorts: beliefs which depend upon evidence of what is true, and beliefs about what the believer wants or needs, his goals and ideals. This chapter explores the idea that ... More


A Vision of Progress

Andrew Lincoln

in Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines The Four Zoas and the developments in its narrative that can be compared to developments in natural philosophy during the 17th and 18th centuries wherein the principle of ... More


A Project of Thought

Murray A. Rae

in Kierkegaard's Vision of the Incarnation: By Faith Transformed

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269403
eISBN:
9780191683633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269403.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter investigates the account of transition from unbelief to faith and account of how one learns the Truth presented in Chapter 1 of Søren Kierkegaard's Philosophical Fragments. In this ... More


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