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Naming God

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219285
eISBN:
9780191711664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is about arguments for the existence of God. It shows how grammatical Thomists like Herbert McCabe and Denys Turner make proving that God exists into a matter of proving that it is ... More


Taking the Long View of History

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 examines the sense of history (awareness of the heights and depth of our existence) set forth in Niebuhr’s masterful book, The Nature and Destiny of Man, as an ever-present motif of his ... More


1532–1535: Conversion

Gregory B. Graybill

in Evangelical Free Will: Phillipp Melanchthon's Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589487
eISBN:
9780191594588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In his Commentary on Romans of 1532, Melanchthon began to teach that the human will had limited freedom in both the temporal and spiritual realms. He further fleshed this out in the Loci communes of ... More


Conclusion

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali did not present his teachings on cosmology in any cohesive way. The reason is that the details of cosmology were not one of the important matters of his theology and ethics. It is most ... More


Cosmology in Early Islam: Developments That Led to al-Ghazālī’s Incoherence of the Philosophers

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

This chapter presents the two most important views about cosmology held by Muslims in the era of al-Ghazali. The first is the cosmology of the Ash’arite school of Muslim theology, which developed ... More


The Power of Reality: The Idea of Compulsion

Tapio Luoma

in Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151893
eISBN:
9780199834419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151895.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Torrance's realism is characterized by his idea of compulsion, which, in turn, is strongly based on his Barthian interpretation of Calvin's doctrine of election. Reality compels us to know itself ... More


Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

S. Min Chun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This book proposes a methodological framework for an ethical reading of Old Testament narrative and demonstrates its benefits and validity by providing an exemplary reading of the story of Josiah in ... More


The Fallen Self: In Search of Lost Being

Kate Kirkpatrick

in Sartre on Sin: Between Being and Nothingness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198811732
eISBN:
9780191848544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 (on Being and Nothingness Part II) examines Sartre’s for-itself in greater depth. It explores the character of consciousness as ‘existing for a witness’ and then turns to Sartre’s notions ... More


Extended Example: An Ethical Commentary on the Story of Josiah in 2 Kings 22: 1–23: 30

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 8 offers an ethical reading of the whole story of Josiah in 2 Kings 22:1-23:30. Contingency and crisis in life are two themes that prevail in the story. (1) Many events in the story can be ... More


Conclusion

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The importance of Old Testament narrative ethics and the validity of the approach proposed in this book can be summarized in terms of contingency in life. When ethics is understood in terms of ... More


Freedom, Necessity, and Suffering in God

Keith Ward

in Within the Love of God: Essays on the Doctrine of God in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709565
eISBN:
9780191779794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709565.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter aims to set out some agreements and some disagreements with Professor Fiddes’s concept of the freedom and suffering of God. First, it suggests that God is not free in the sense that God ... More


Thomas Aquinas on Natural Contingency and Providence

Ignacio Silva

in Abraham's Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190277154
eISBN:
9780190277185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277154.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas’s engagement with newly received Arabic commentaries on Aristotle and Neoplatonic ideas shaped his distinct approach to God’s action in the world. Aquinas understood divine providence ... More


Darwinian Evolution and a Providential God: The Human Problem

Michael Ruse

in Abraham's Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190277154
eISBN:
9780190277185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277154.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

God can do as he likes. He can create a world and make humans special in that world. But God cannot make 2 + 2 = 5 or make an elephant that jumps like a cat. Decisions made constrain decisions to be ... More


Abraham’s Dice in the Flow of Life: The Experience of the Tragic and Its Theological Interpretation

Reinhold Bernhardt

in Abraham's Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190277154
eISBN:
9780190277185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277154.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Randomness often plays an important role in situations experienced as tragic. But if God’s providence is said to reign over the life of each individual, how can there be contingency in general and ... More


Divinity Inhabits the Social: Ethnography in a Phenomenological Key

Don Seeman

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that theologians and anthropologists should consider themselves natural (if sometimes conflictual) conversation partners because “divinity inhabits the social,” which means that ... More


Why Is There Anything at All?

Joshua Rasmussen and Christopher Gregory Weaver

in Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190842215
eISBN:
9780190874445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842215.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter marks out a two-stage argument from contingency for a maximally great being. In the first stage, the authors support premises in a modal cosmological argument for a Necessary Foundation ... More


Christianity and History

Andrew Meszaros

in The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786344
eISBN:
9780191828645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786344.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Chapter 4 seeks to continue unpacking the relationship between the two overarching themes of the book: the subject and history. The first section discusses the subject as a historian, and so treats ... More


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