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Christian Hope and Public Reason

Robert Gascoigne

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter is concerned with the relationship between Christian hope and public reason, especially as articulated in John Rawls's essay ‘The Idea of Public Reason Revisited’. With reference to ... 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


The Virtue of (Erotic) Love

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

I suggest that erotic love is (or can be) a virtue. I contest both the cynicism and the vacuousness in much of the love literature. I argue that love is a historical emotion, involving a great deal ... More


Luther versus Caritas

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After analyzing four concepts of Christian love, this chapter aims to achieve a relevant synthesis. In order to attain this synthesis, the elements are put back together and their relationships with ... More


Nomos: Submission to God’s Will

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512725
eISBN:
9780262315111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512725.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses how religion turns the idea of love into a form of submission. In Christianity, all must believe that man is created in the likeness of God; because a likeness is always ... More


What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Platonic Love?

Daniel Boyarin

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In his celebrated study of Christian love, Anders Nygren identifies the emergence of heresy with the perversion of agape. In Plato's Symposium, the term “heavenly Eros” ... More


I love you more than a big sheriff

Noëlle Vahanian

in The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256952
eISBN:
9780823261444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256952.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This final chapter explores the politics of love at the heart of a secular theology of language. It evaluates interpretations and critiques of Christian universal love. In order to do so, love is ... More


Eros Transformed: Same-Sex Love and Divine Desire: Reflections on the Erotic Vocabulary in St. Gregory of Nazianzus’s Speech on St. Basil the Great

Jostein Børtnes

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the issues of same-sex love and divine desire in Gregory of Nazianzus' funeral oration for Basil of Caesarea. It suggests that Gregory's understanding of friendship as a ... More


Christian Love and Criminal Punishment

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764396
eISBN:
9780190267575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764396.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter speculates on the role of Christian love (agape, i.e. love of neighbor) in the context of criminal law and justice. In particular, forgiveness is explored as a virtue that might apply to ... More


Invisible Man and the Politics of Love

Robert Butler

in The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806796
eISBN:
9781496806833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806796.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Robert Butler’s “Invisible Man and the Politics of Love” rebuts the critique of Ellison as insufficiently engaged politically and alienated from authentic black culture, voiced most recently in ... More


The New Testament: Matthew

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 11 explores the revolution in human thought that took place with the birth of Christianity. The chapter begins with a general account of the New Testament and its modern critics. A general ... More


The Case of Dostoevsky’s General: Some Ruminations on Forgiving the Unforgivable

Jeffrie G. Murphy

in Punishment and the Moral Emotions: Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764396
eISBN:
9780190267575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764396.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the moral question of forgiving the unforgivable, using Dostoevsky's story of a general's cruelty towards a child and thus its mother. Recognizing the Christian gospel of love, ... More


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