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Will to Mercy

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The book has so far shown that Thomas Aquinas had plenty to say about what we need to affirm of God from a philosophical viewpoint and without explicit reference to, or dependence Christian ... More


Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself

Lenn E. Goodman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328820
eISBN:
9780199870172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328820.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this expanded text of his 2005 Gifford Lectures, the well‐known philosopher Lenn Goodman details how the Torah and the rabbinic Sages flesh out the demands of the Bible's core ethical imperative: ... More


Grace

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Grace is conceived here as love that is not completely explained by the excellence of its object. This chapter argues that authentic love, divine as well as human, necessarily has something of the ... More


Faith, Hope, and Love

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Faith, hope, and love are the terms most often used by Augustine to describe man's response to divine revelation, including the revelation of divine beauty. They have in common the fact that their ... More


Eros

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Eros is an intrinsically excellent as well as beneficial form of love that deserves a place in our conception of God's love and in our ideal of human love. As Eros is ... More


The Meals Are the Message:: God's Love We Deliver, 1985 to 1994

in Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042817
eISBN:
9780226042831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042831.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter chronicles God's Love We Deliver's (GLWD) cultural and physical expansion from its origins until field research in 1994. GLWD developed its official repertoires to respond to particular ... More


Better to Light a Candle: Ganga Stone and the Joy of Service at God’s Love We Deliver

Lana Dee Povitz

in Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653013
eISBN:
9781469653037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653013.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how an ideology of service was essential to the success of God’s Love We Deliver, a home meal delivery program founded in 1986 for people with AIDS. Under the charismatic ... More


Why Should We Care about Godly Love?

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explains the rationale and methodology behind this study about godly love. The authors interviewed over one hundred Christian men and women from all walks of life across the country who ... More


Conclusion: The Remaining Desiderata and Final Reflection

Eleonore Stump

in Atonement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198813866
eISBN:
9780191851605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813866.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter examines the way in which the interpretation of the atonement argued for in this book, here baptized as ‘the Marian interpretation,’ fits with well-known biblical texts about the ... More


Who Tells You Who You Are?

William Sloane Coffin Jr.

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows how some people need money to tell them who they are. There are, of course, two ways to be rich: one is to have a lot of money; the other is to have few needs. As the second option ... More


Diversities in the Experience and Expression of Godly Love

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 1 discussed how loving God and experiencing God's love leads to expressing benevolent love in collaboration with other people, and these dynamic interactions were referred to as “godly love.” ... More


The Ascendancy of Dr J. H. Rigg

John T. Smith

in Methodism and Education, 1849–1902: J. H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269649
eISBN:
9780191683725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269649.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In his adult life, some of the common characterizations of Dr James Harrison Rigg involved how he was often aggressive when it comes to arguments, self-opinionated yet self-confident, loyal, devoted ... More


Human Partners and Godly Love relationships forming fluid networks

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the benevolent activities associated with godly love, especially as these are carried out with human partners. It shifts the spotlight away from personal experiences of divine ... More


Conclusion: Cultural grids and biblical holes

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter reflects on the lessons learned from research on godly love in light of the “big questions” raised at the beginning of the book. These questions involved the meaning of life, our ... More


The Breath of Prayer energizing godly love

Matthew T. Lee, Margaret M. Poloma, and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how godly love is energized through prayer that seemingly releases what sociologist Pitirim Sorokin has called “love energy.” As shown by survey statistics and through the ... More


Partnering with the Divine spiritual transformation and godly love

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on spiritual transformation and personal experiences of a loving God. Spiritual transformation usually begins in a quest for the sacred, often leading to the experience that ... More


Introduction

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Americans's never ending struggle with spirituality. It then sets out the purpose of the study presented in this book, which is to ... More


Introducing the Exemplars of Godly Love

Lee Matthew T., Poloma Margaret M., and Stephen G. Post

in The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931880
eISBN:
9780199980611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931880.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter employs the survey findings to create a typology with which to classify the five primary exemplars whose narratives appear throughout the book. The typology consists of four distinct yet ... More


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