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Beneficial Order and Teleological 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/9780199217168.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the theistic natural sign of “beneficial order” lies at the foundation of many of the teleological arguments for God's existence. This sign provides more content about God ... More


Creation and Angst in Kierkegaard

Charles K. Bellinger

in The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134988
eISBN:
9780199833986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134982.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Christian idea that creation is an ongoing event is found at the heart of Kierkegaard's thought. The incompleteness of creation lies behind the uniquely human emotion: angst (which arises out of ... More


Darwinian Tensions

Anthony O'Hear

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

There are conceptual tensions in Darwin's own writings on natural selection. It is not clear how far his reading of the theory still has teleological overtones or presupposes a direction of evolution ... More


Beyond the Naturalistic Fallacy: The Rediscovery of Aquinas

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter aims to undertake an explication of the structural philosophy on moral theory in analytic philosophy with emphasis on Thomas Aquinas' natural law ethic of self-actualization. It ... More


Conclusion

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269427
eISBN:
9780191683640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the English Enlightenment. It investigated the religious controversies during this period and suggested that the traditional and ... More


The Human Form of Life and the Experience of Value

Mark R. Wynn

in Renewing the Senses: A Study of the Philosophy and Theology of the Spiritual Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669981
eISBN:
9780191744297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669981.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter returns to some quotations which appear at the head of the book. These texts are taken from David Hume, Henry Vaughan, William James, and Thomas of Celano’s Life of St Francis, and they ... More


Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Kent Dunnington

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198818397
eISBN:
9780191859533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818397.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book proposes an account of humility that relies on the most radical Christian sayings about humility, especially those found in Augustine and the early monastic tradition. It argues that this ... More


Afterword: not Enough?

Peter J. Steinberger

in The Problem with God: Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163545
eISBN:
9780231535205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163545.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This afterword recommends additional reading materials that provide a more extensive introduction to idea that God does or does not exist. A good place to begin would be Book Lambda of Aristotle's ... More


Skeptical Demonism:: A Failed Response to a Humean Challenge

Wes Morriston

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Drawing on materials in Hume’s Dialogues, this chapter develops an argument for saying that it is unreasonable to accept either the hypothesis that the universe is ruled by perfect benevolence, or ... More


Mundane Humility

Kent Dunnington

in Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198818397
eISBN:
9780191859533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818397.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Christian humility was repurposed in the early modern period to suit the goals of the emerging liberal state. After sketching how Thomas Hobbes achieved this repurposing, this chapter shows how David ... More


Humility and its Discontents

Kent Dunnington

in Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198818397
eISBN:
9780191859533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818397.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The most powerful critique of a radical Christian view of humility is the Humean critique, according to which proper pride is an essential aspect of moral formation and consistent moral action over ... More


Hume, Happiness, Heaven, and Home

Jerry L. Walls

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

David Hume, by all accounts, went to his death cheerfully and with no regrets. The accounts of his life and death were very controversial since they suggested that we do not need God either to live a ... More


An Edinburgher

Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison

in The Moral Argument: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190246365
eISBN:
9780190246396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246365.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison touched a number of chords similar to those of other notable moral apologists, while distinguishing himself in a few salient respects. He lauded Kant on the issue of ... More


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