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“Witnesses to the Life of Innocency”: A Testimony from Rhode Island Quakers

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.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Some Rhode Island Quakers issued a “testimony” during the war elucidating the peace testimony and criticizing their brethren in government. The testimony stressed that peace was the fruit of ... More


The Kingdom of God

Johannes Zachhuber

in Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641918
eISBN:
9780191752490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter seeks to show how the dogmatic content of Ritschl’s system is closely bound up both with his historical and his philosophical ideas. To this end, the chapter is focused on Ritschl’s ... More


Dreaming the Common Good/s: The Kin-dom of God as a Space of Utopian Politics

Melanie Johnson-Debaufre

in Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

As the central metaphor of Jesus’ teaching in the synoptic gospels, the “Kingdom of God” (basileia tou theou) has inspired and authorized both Christian empire building and its anti-imperial ... More


The Doorkeeper

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter links the parable of the Doorkeeper and other “parables of vigilance” with the eighteenth‐century spiritual writer Jean Pierre De Caussade's “spirituality of the present moment.” It ... More


From Church to Kingdom: Robert Flint's New Model for the Church's Engagement with Society

Johnston McKay

in The Kirk and the Kingdom: A Century of Tension in Scottish Social Theology 1830–1929

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748644735
eISBN:
9780748676705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644735.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

If the Presbyterian churches were to develop a social theology that was capable of contributing to the urban crisis, they had to find a different model that would enable them to become engaged with ... More


The Beatitudes: Happiness and the Kingdom of God

Carl R. Holladay

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the problems besetting any study of the Beatitudes. Most important among these is the fact that the Beatitudes are found in two distinct places: in Matthew 5 and Luke 6. One ... More


Jesus and Empire: The Teacher and the Man of Deed

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jesus appeared as a prophet, proclaiming the Kingdom (Sovereignty) of God. As regards foreign rule over Israel, he stood within the biblical and prophetic tradition and seems to have accepted the ... More


Christ and the Kingdom

Paula Fredriksen

in Paul: The Pagans' Apostle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300225884
eISBN:
9780300231366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225884.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Paul's conviction that Jesus Christ was about to return in the way that a warrior-messiah—a messiah son of David—should return: conquering, triumphant, establishing the Kingdom ... More


The Church

Porter-Szücs Brian

in Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399059
eISBN:
9780199896844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399059.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The concept of “the Church” has remained among the small handful of unassailable keywords at the very core of Catholicism. The faithful argue about the relative power of the papacy, the episcopate, ... More


The Poetics of the Impossible and the Kingdom of God

John D. Caputo

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222063
eISBN:
9780823235605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the concept of the Kingdom of God and the poetics of the impossible. It explains that the Kingdom of God follows a divine logic and it may be ... More


Taking the (Inner) City for God

Omri Elisha

in Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267503
eISBN:
9780520950542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267503.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The chapter explores the religious and cultural significance of the inner city for white suburban and socially engaged evangelicals, linking it to coterminous evangelical concerns regarding the ... More


Systematic Theology and The Kingdom of God: Frank D. Macchia

Christopher A. Stephenson

in Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916795
eISBN:
9780199980284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916795.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 is devoted to the method of making the kingdom of God the starting point for all other doctrinal loci. The representative of this approach is Frank D. Macchia. He articulates a theology of ... More


The Nation Penitent

Porter-Szücs Brian

in Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399059
eISBN:
9780199896844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399059.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The 19th-century Church preached political docility and deference and was generally hostile towards a Polish national movement that repeatedly staged violent insurrections. Even setting aside ... More


The Jacobin Jesus

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

One of the auxiliary themes in Shelley's essay entitled ‘On Christianity’ is how human fraternity is expressed through the nature of God's Kingdom. The early Church, which may be viewed as a ... More


The Experience of The Kingdom Of God

Kevin Hart

in The Experience of God: A Postmodern Response

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225187
eISBN:
9780823237135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225187.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins by pondering a man knocking on your door and saying, simply, “I have experienced God”. What could this mean? At the least, it signals that, if we are to ... More


When God Hides His Face: The Inexperience Of God

Michael Purcell

in The Experience of God: A Postmodern Response

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225187
eISBN:
9780823237135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225187.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God does not usually present Himself as an object to be experienced. Far more common, for mystics as well as for the faithful in general, is a complete lack of experience in ... More


Introduction

Robert C. Fuller

in Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109795
eISBN:
9780199853281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

From the earliest times, the concept of the Antichrist has captured the popular Christian imagination. The Antichrist represents the ultimate enemy of Christ who will appear in the final chapter of ... More


Israel and the Nations

Paula Fredriksen

in Paul: The Pagans' Apostle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300225884
eISBN:
9780300231366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225884.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the story of redemption by focusing on the characters of its three chief dramatis personae: God, the nations, and Israel. Drawing on stories in the Jewish Bible, attending to ... More


Paul: Mission and Persecution

Paula Fredriksen

in Paul: The Pagans' Apostle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300225884
eISBN:
9780300231366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225884.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter reconstructs the views of Paul's communities and especially of his opponents, taking into consideration the fact that he had a good education, he was passionate in his convictions, and ... More


A Century of Social Theology

Johnston McKay

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198759355
eISBN:
9780191819902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759355.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter explores the ways in which the Presbyterian churches moved towards a more critical and engaged social theology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, becoming less ... More


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