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Commentary 5.2: Faith and Tipping Points

David Atkinson

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Responding to the onset of tipping points evokes a combination of fear, bravado, greed, wonder, and worship. The Christian ethos bestows responsibility and care upon the human conscience and ... More


Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry

Thomas H. Troeger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195398885
eISBN:
9780199866236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398885.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores an issue at the nerve of the long-term health of all churches: how godly wonder can be reborn through renewed attention to the place of beauty in preaching and worship. The book ... More


Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More


The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

William P. Brown

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Funded by the Henry Luce III Foundation, this study explores the significance of the ancient creation traditions of the Hebrew Bible in light of the discoveries and perspectives of science. The aim, ... More


Cosmic Wonder and Cosmological Arguments for God

C. Stephen Evans

in Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199217168
eISBN:
9780191712401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217168.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that a theistic natural sign pointing to God's existence lies at the core of cosmological arguments; this sign is called “cosmic wonder” and is sometimes elicited by considering ... More


Introduction: From Wonder to Wisdom

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter explores how science and faith can be related positively, despite the deep polarization that exists on the cultural level, thanks to the constant skirmishing between creationism and ... More


 Wonder and the Moral Emotions: The Genesis of Aesthetic Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The emotion of wonder is among our genetically encoded programs for responding to unexpected features of the environment. Wonder is distinct from other emotions in its ability to foster receptivity, ... More


TRANSCENDING OUR STORIES: TRANSCENDING OUR STORIES: THE POETICS OF SPIRITUAL AGING

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that spiritual aging is ultimately a narrative endeavor. After considering the relationship between spirituality and wisdom, aging, and religion, it proposes that spirituality has ... More


Wonder Reborn through Beauty

Thomas H. Troeger

in Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195398885
eISBN:
9780199866236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398885.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The final chapter returns to themes of the first chapter: the overtones of beauty and a theologically informed aesthetic. But now the author examines these concepts in light of the illustrative ... More


Introduction

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Introduction briefly outlines the history of the Tazza and its changing fortunes from a prized possession of the mightiest rulers to little known ancient artifact today. It acknowledges the gaps ... More


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