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A Summit Observed

John Wilkins

in The Resurrection: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269854
eISBN:
9780191600517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269854.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

John Wilkins observes that the Resurrection Summit, as the essays in this book show, was concerned to do much more than simply offer a riposte to the reductionist conclusions of the Jesus Seminar. ... More


Debating Politics and the Christian Faith

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/9780195379679.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 treats Niebuhr’s mixed reception among Protestant Christians during his lifetime and today, in popular as well as academic circles. The “positive thinking” and naïve optimism of Norman ... More


Becoming Catholic Persons and Learning to Be a Catholic People

Philip Sheldrake

in Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning: Exploring a Way for Contemporary Ecumenism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216451
eISBN:
9780191712173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216451.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that Catholic Learning and Receptive Ecumenism are more than purely ecclesiological concepts. Catholicity does not concern merely a certain style, distinct from other competing ... More


The Grammar Of Practice

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Bourdieu’s concept of Habitus provides a framework for understanding the nexus of practice and belief in early Judaism and how a shared set of practices and world-view can encompass multiple ... More


Jesus Means Freedom: Spring 1951–Summer 1961

Timothy Gorringe

in Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The four volumes of Church Dogmatics which entailed Barth's ideas regarding the notion of reconciliation were written during the period between 1951 and 1959. The fourth part, and the parts that have ... More


Sanctification of Lay Person and Monk

Roman Cholij

in Theodore the Stoudite: The Ordering of Holiness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199566976
eISBN:
9780191701993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566976.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes Theodore's spiritual theology, with its anthropological and sacramental presuppositions, using a descriptive exposition with annotations. Theodore believes that the very act of ... More


The Christian Life of Faith, Hope, and Love

Sylvia Walsh

in Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter puts the qualifications of Christendom's minor premise — works of love, witnessing, and suffering for the truth into a larger view so that a true understanding and expression of the ... More


Learning Love and Justice

Thomas St. and Dame Julian

in By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134865
eISBN:
9780199853472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134865.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Two of the ablest medieval theologians who set to work on the meaning of the cross for the Christian life were Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225–74) and Dame Julian of Norwich (b. 1342). St. Thomas's ... More


The Universal Presence of Christ and the Spirit

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter aims to exploit the language of ‘presence’ to give an understanding on the mysterious activity of Christ and the Holy Spirit in the whole world. It mentions that St. Paul pictured the ... More


Return to Allegory

ANDREW LOUTH

in Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261964
eISBN:
9780191682261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the Church Fathers' use of allegory in interpreting the Scriptures. It explains that for the Fathers allegory is not merely a stylistic habit but rather it is bound ... More


The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual Among the Yakoba

Susan Viswanathan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647990
eISBN:
9780199080663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647990.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book explores the practice of Christianity among the Yakoba in the small region of Kerala. It uses the categories of time, space, architecture, and the body as a means of identifying the ways in ... More


Just as I Am: Southern Baptist Women’s Experiences of Salvation and Baptism

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the beginnings of a life as a Christian and as a Southern Baptist. In this description these are marked by two distinct and essential experiences: conversion and a believer's ... More


God: The Sovereignty of God

W. P. Stephens

in Zwingli: An Introduction to His Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263630
eISBN:
9780191682629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263630.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the sovereignty of God, a fundamental element in Zwingli's thought that affects all aspects of his theology. For Zwingli, the life of the church and the teaching of the church ... More


Fictions of the Divided Mind

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112938
eISBN:
9780191670879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Langland's sensitivity to conflicting considerations and apparently irreconcilable truths. The poem is able to create an imaginary space within which the irreconcilables can ... More


General Conclusion

William Johnston

in The Mysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220748
eISBN:
9780823236824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220748.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The principal point made in this book is that the author's doctrine leads to a form of prayer that is no more than an intensification of the ordinary Christian life. The first part of the book ... More


Religious Roots of New Left Radicalism

Joshua Z. Gahr and Michael P. Young

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joshua Z. Gahr and Michael P. Young’s chapter provides a historical analysis of the somewhat counterintuitive, yet central, role that Protestant institutions played in the emergence of the new Left. ... More


Conclusion

Steven A. Long

in Natura Pura: On the Recovery of Nature in the Doctrine of Grace

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231058
eISBN:
9780823237012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231058.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book has articulated how central will be our understanding of the relation of nature and grace for the proper contemplation and living of Christian life, and for the ... More


Constructing the Sacred in Space and Place

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how sacred space is socially constructed in an urban context in different types of buildings from historic churches to former commercial buildings adapted for religious ... More


Responding to Brown: The Recalcitrant Parish

Carolyn Renée Dupont

in Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708415
eISBN:
9780814723876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708415.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how the endorsement of the Brown case in St. Louis contrasted sharply with the criticism the Southern Baptist Convention's (SBC) Christian Life Commission (CLC) report met in ... More


Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ

Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199213146
eISBN:
9780191762734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213146.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Thomas Aquinas is widely recognized as one of history’s most significant Christian theologians and one of the most powerful philosophical minds of the western tradition. But what has often not been ... More


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