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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


Divine Omnipotence and Laws of Nature

Amos Funkenstein

in Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181356
eISBN:
9780691184265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181356.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how eternal truths are created in a radical sense of the word; even mathematical theorems are contingent upon God’s will. What the most radical defenders of divine omnipotence ... More


Goodness and God

Hugh Rice

in God and Goodness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250289
eISBN:
9780191598302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250282.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Discusses the relationship between God and morality. I argue that the most satisfying view identifies the will of God with the basic facts about goodness. This, I claim, yields an abstract conception ... More


Conclusion

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali did not present his teachings on cosmology in any cohesive way. The reason is that the details of cosmology were not one of the important matters of his theology and ethics. It is most ... More


“And the Shout of a King Is Amongst Us”

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Gathering as a sect in England in the 1650s, Quakers believed that each person had a “light within,” illuminating not only his own evil but also available as an inner Christ to lead him to God's ... More


Monotheism and the Dialectics of Love and Law

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/9780300169706.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explains that during the early twentieth century, Christian missionaries travelled to Muslims lands where they formulated their own ambivalent opinions on the Muslim faith and the Muslim ... More


God and Morality

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the idea that we should act morally in accord with God's will, even if doing so is likely to lead to personal unhappiness. Most people, out of either fear or respect, would wish ... More


The Importance of Rational Belief

Hugh Rice

in God and Goodness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250289
eISBN:
9780191598302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250282.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Argues that rational belief is important in so far as we are interested in the truth, and that deference to authority does not provide an attractive alternative. Also argues that it cannot be made ... More


The Antinomy of Kant’s Modal Metaphysics

Nicholas F. Stang

in Kant’s Modal Metaphysics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198712626
eISBN:
9780191781100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712626.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In §§76 and 77 of the Critique of Judgment Kant claims that an intuitive intellect would not cognize modal properties in its objects. This is in tension with one of the key tenets of Kant’s Critical ... More


The Path of Clarification

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews several processes that change the Islamic tradition, not only by molding it into a new format, but also by folding the child's experience of daily life into his understanding of ... More


Studying “God's Contrivances”

in Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226116396
eISBN:
9780226116419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the works and views of Robert Boyle and John Locke on the study of the entirety of “God's works” and of Scripture. It explains that Boyle devoted a section to the advantages of ... More


The Testimony of the Spirit and Moral Knowledge

C. Stephen Evans

in The Testimony of the Spirit: New Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190225391
eISBN:
9780190225421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225391.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the multiple roles the Spirit plays in giving humans moral knowledge—more precisely, how the Spirit makes possible an understanding of God’s requirements for his human ... More


Taking Jesus Public: The Neoliberal Transformation of Korean Megachurches

Eun Young Lee Easley

in Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839475
eISBN:
9780824869731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839475.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the growth of starter megachurches in Korea in relation to the social upheavals and financial crisis of the late 1990s, with particular emphasis on the impact of neoliberalism ... More


The New Rabbis: A Postscript

Benay Lappe

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0061
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This concluding chapter commends queers who interpreted the Torah with “bent lenses” and fought for LGBT rights. These queer Rabbis took their outsider insights—their sensitivity to those ... More


Gandhi’s Work, Gandhi’s Message, Andrews, Tagore

Uma Das Gupta (ed.)

in Friendships of 'Largeness and Freedom': Andrews, Tagore, and Gandhi : An Epistolary Account, 1912-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199481217
eISBN:
9780199091133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481217.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The letters in this chapter focus on Gandhi’s ideals along with discussions on how an ‘inner voice’ directed his work. That Gandhi was guided first and foremost by God’s will is best expressed in his ... More


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