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The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Graham Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first Schweich Lectures were given by Professor S. R. Driver of Oxford University in 1908 and the British Academy celebrated the centenary of the lectures with a single lecture in 2008. This book ... More


The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. This book, based ... More


Strategic Learning and its Limits

H. Peyton Young

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269181
eISBN:
9780191699375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269181.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book is based on the Arne Ryde Lectures in 2002. The book suggests a conceptual framework for studying strategic learning and highlights theoretical developments in the area. It discusses the ... More


Will and Free Will in Antiquity: A Discussion of Michael Frede,

Jaap Mansfeld

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Michael Frede's posthumously published Sather Lectures discuss the origin and scope of the concept of a free will in antiquity, from the Stoics to Augustine via, among others, Alexander of ... More


The Birth of Greek Individualism: A Turning-Point in the History of Political Thought

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first of the three Storrs Lectures that Berlin gave at Yale University in 1962. It is part of the version of intellectual history that he developed to underwrite his views about politics. ... More


Archaeology and the Bible: A Broken Link?

Graham Davies

in The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter, while not losing sight of the Schweich Lectures and their influence, explores some more general issues that are raised particularly by the study of archaeology in connection with the ... More


The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Commissioned by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, this book is derived from the inaugural Jean Clark Lectures, hosted by the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Across three lectures, the text ... 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


‘The Church in Danger’: Latitudinarians, Socinians, and Hobbists

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter opens with an analysis of the intellectual climate in late 17th‐century England, beginning with politico‐religious debates, in particular the complex struggles inside and outside the ... More


Yorkshire Writers: Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture

Ralph Hanna

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the selective procedures that underlie a narrow range of later fourteenth-century Yorkshire books. It follows up a typically elliptical discussion from Ian Doyle's Cambridge ... More


  Personal Knowledge: 1948–1959

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski

in Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195174335
eISBN:
9780199835706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517433X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In view of his work in the humanities, Polanyi was transferred from the Chemistry Department at the University of Manchester to a chair in the Faculty of Economics and Social Studies in 1948. Thanks ... More


Religious Philosophers and Speculative Atheists

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume's early critics strongly associated the skepticism of the Treatise with “atheistic” or anti‐Christian intentions. Moreover, they took Clarke's philosophy to be a particularly obvious and ... More


The Monster of Atheism: Its Being and Attributes

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The early responses to the Treatise show that the issue of “atheism” was neither peripheral nor irrelevant to the way that Hume's own contemporaries understood his aims and objectives. Most ... More


“The Righteous Will Live by Faith”: Luther's Search for a Gracious God

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on Martin Luther and his search for a gracious God. It surveys Luther’s life as a prelude to his theological and biblical studies which culminated in a new understanding of his ... More


Theorizing Art and Punctuation: Gertrude Stein’s Breathless Poetry

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Gertrude Stein proposes an expansive and novel aesthetic theory of meaning’s autonomy by pointedly refusing normal punctuation in Lectures in America (1935) and Tender Buttons (1914). She rejects ... More


A Man in Dark Times

Barry Seldes

in Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257641
eISBN:
9780520943070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257641.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter shows how Bernstein was able to bounce back despite experiencing a number of dark times. It notes that it was his optimism that helped him pull through, and takes a look at his later ... More


The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward

C. Vann Woodward

Natalie J. Ring and Sarah E. Gardner (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190863951
eISBN:
9780197537169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863951.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This collection presents two sets of lectures that Woodward delivered at mid-century, LSU's Fleming Lectures in 1951 and Cornell's Messenger Lectures in 1964 along with one lecture taken from Yale’s ... More


Introduction

Richard Tuck

in The Rights of War and Peace: Political Thought and the International Order from Grotius to Kant

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248148
eISBN:
9780191697715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248148.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book is based on the Carlyle Lectures delivered at Oxford University in the Hilary Term 1991. The Carlyle Lectures were an attempt to characterise the relationship between the modern, liberal ... More


Introduction

Robert Alter

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book focuses on Sir Frank Kermode's Tanner Lectures concerning pleasure and change as a means of exploring the aesthetics of canon. The issue of the canon had been repeatedly debated in academic ... More


Early Writings: Science and the Role of the Imagination  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Lectures on Rhetoric clearly illustrate Smith's interest in the principles of human nature and the emphasis that he placed upon the faculties of reason and imagination, together with man's ... More


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