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The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Over the last two decades, scientific accounts of religion have received a great deal of scholarly and popular attention both because of their intrinsic interest and because they are widely viewed as ... More


Theology in the twentieth century

Rowan Williams

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses theology in the twentieth century, which was largely dominated by a set of issues that were generated ultimately by the diffusion of the critical approach to the Bible. The ... More


A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Ernest Nicholson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The chapters in this book give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century – by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, ... More


Philosophy of religion in the twentieth century

Stewart Sutherland

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the philosophy of religion during the twentieth century. The influence of Immanuel Kant and David Hume on the discussion of theological and religious issues by philosophers is ... More


Theological and religious studies at the founding of the British academy

Ernest Nicholson

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter discusses theological and religious studies at the founding of the British Academy. The first section focuses on the rise of critical methods in British theology during the ... More


The Reformation

Patrick Collinson

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the Reformation and introduces Leopold von Ranke, who started several scholarly endeavours years before the British Academy was founded. Theology during the Reformation and ... More


Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Anne M. Blankenship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629209
eISBN:
9781469629223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Anne M. Blankenship's study of Christianity in the infamous camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II yields insights both far-reaching and timely. While most Japanese ... More


Calvin: Fifth Latin Doctor of the Church?

Diarmaid MacCulloch

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Calvin aspired to construct a presentation of Christian doctrine of a scope and catholicity comparable to that of the great early doctors of the Western church, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and ... More


Reception and Response Referencing and Understanding Calvin in Seventeenth-Century Calvinism

Richard A. Muller

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This is an examination of the reception of Calvin's thought in the works of seventeenth century Calvinist theologians. The chapter focuses on four ways in which Calvin's work was received: (1) the ... More


Calvin and British Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

David Bebbington

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although certain currents of modern British Evangelicalism owed a strong debt to the views on predestination and saving faith conventionally labelled “Calvinist,” the figure of Calvin himself was ... More


Christian Theologies of Salvation: A Comparative Introduction

Justin S. Holcomb

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724439
eISBN:
9780814760642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book introduces the reader to the great variety of distinctive interpretations within the Christian tradition regarding theologies of salvation, distinctive interpretations expressed by a wide ... More


Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book introduces the reader to the great variety of distinctive interpretations within the Christian tradition regarding theologies of sacraments, distinctive interpretations expressed by a wide ... More


‘The Seventh Angel’: David Koresh and the Mystery of God

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

When David Koresh was thirty-three years old, he managed to assume the position of the leader of the Branch Davidians. This prophetic status was embraced by many. He also acquired control of the Mt. ... More


‘For Behold the Lord Will Come with Fire’ (cf. Isaiah 66.15): Theology and the Waco Inferno

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although information regarding who initiated the Mt. Carmel fire can only be stated with uncertainty, it appears reasonable to believe that the fire was indeed initiated by the Branch Davidians ... More


‘A Sure Word of Prophecy’ (cf. 2 Peter 1.19): the Bible, Prophecy Belief, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The images of the Branch Davidians and their leader — David Koresh — as discussed in popular sources proved to be wrong. In spite of how they had certain beliefs and had been involved in some actions ... More


Islam

JOHN BOWKER

in The Religious Imagination and the Sense of God

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266464
eISBN:
9780191683046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266464.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

This chapter discusses the influence of alGhazali's theology in the history of Islam. He was one of the earliest in the western tradition to understand the empiricist challenge to theology, and the ... More


Theology and Evolution: How Much Can Biology Explain? 1

John Haught

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter talks about how human minds have crossed the line of being scientifically naturalistic, and begins to think about how unnatural events can be explained. It presents an overview of what ... More


Cognitive Science and the Evolution of Religion: A Philosophical and Theological Appraisal

Nancey Murphy

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores how cognitive science accounts for the existence of religion, by focusing on the works of Pascal Boyer (writer of Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ... More


Introduction

Mona Siddiqui

in Christians, Muslims and Jesus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169706
eISBN:
9780300189261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169706.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores how the two religions of Christianity and Islam perceive the role of Jesus Christ. It also examines how Christians discuss the role of Jesus and how the Muslims respond. It ... More


Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Jonathan B. Edelmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Western intellectual history has benefited from a rich and sophisticated conversation between theology and science, leaving us with centuries of scientific and theological literature on the subjects. ... More


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