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Punishment, Revenge, and Organizational Injustice

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The notion that “punishment works” is simply taken for granted as true, part of our existing mental model for dealing with other people. Here this chapter asks whether punishment actually is ... More


Lightbreakfastbringer

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

When Shaun reappears, he has acquired a new name, “Jaunty Jaun”, after a long and wearing journey. He then speaks at great length, almost without interruption. As the beginning makes clear, the ... More


Back to Normal: Cultural Work in the Erasure of John Horne Burns

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Disrepute, then obscurity, were the eventual fate of John Horne Burns, despite the considerable acclaim that greeted The Gallery, his first published novel, in 1947. This chapter describes and ... More


The Angels in the Plan of Salvation

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although not previously known as such, Edwards is a major interpreter of angels and demons in the Christian tradition, especially in relation to redemptive history. Functioning sometimes as ... More


Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

M. David Litwa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190467166
eISBN:
9780190467180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Perhaps no declaration incites more theological and moral outrage than a human’s claim to be divine (or self-deification). Those who make this claim in ancient Jewish and Christian mythology are ... More


Luciferian Witchcraft: At the Crossroads between Paganism and Satanism

Fredrik Gregorius

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses Luciferian Witchcraft, which is to a great extent a spin-off from the Wicca movement, but with a satanic twist. While Wicca has created a “medium tension” towards society, by ... More


The Early History of Satan: Before the satan Was Evil

Esther J. Hamori

in Evil: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199915453
eISBN:
9780190248383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199915453.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

ha-satan (the adversary) is an ambiguous figure in the earliest Hebrew texts. Far from being the malevolent, majestic embodiment of pure evil imagined by Milton, the figure we confront in the Hebrew ... More


Romantic and Socialist Satanism

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 3 treats the fact that from the very start, literary Satanism has had a pronounced political dimension. It provides an overview of the radical Romantics who made Satan a symbol of rebellion ... More


Theosophical Luciferianism and Feminist Celebrations of Eve

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 4 deals with Theosophical Lucifierianism and its feminist implications. The argument is that Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s explicit sympathy for the Devil should be understood not only as part ... More


Choose the Right

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The younger Primary classes encompass children in the age-groups from four through seven years and have as their central theme the making of “right choices.” This Primary class level is symbolized by ... More


What Lucifer Wanted: Anselm, Aquinas, and Scotus on the Object of the First Evil Choice

Giorgio Pini

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199661848
eISBN:
9780191765339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661848.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This paper discusses the views of three medieval thinkers—Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus—about a specific aspect of the problem of evil, which can be dubbed ‘the Lucifer problem’. What ... More


Likeness and Collectivity in the Play of Wisdom

Eleanor Johnson

in Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter reads the little-loved play Wisdom as a poetically and theologically sophisticated staging of participatory contemplation on the likeness between man and God. To export a feeling of ... More


Vindicating Autonomy: Kant, Sartre, and O’Neill

Karl Ameriks

in Kantian Subjects: Critical Philosophy and Late Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841852
eISBN:
9780191881435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841852.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter follows a suggestion, by Onora O’Neill, that Kant’s notion of autonomy should be interpreted neither in an anarchic “radical existentialist” way nor in terms of an authoritarian “panicky ... More


“Woe to You, World, for You are Perishing!”: Early Donatists at the End of the Age

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on apocalyptic motifs which are present in Donatist writings from the early years of the schism. This was a period bracketed by two persecutions; that of Constantine, which ended ... More


Other Beings

Terryl L. Givens

in Wrestling the Angel: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199794928
eISBN:
9780199378432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794928.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Mormon cosmos, like that of the Church Father Origen, is replete with heavenly beings and diabolic entities. Mormons espouse a literal understanding of a pre-mortal War in Heaven that was ... More


Unmasking the Synagogue of Satan

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter tells the story of Palladism, a masterful hoax by French prankster Léo Taxil that purported the existence of a secret inner core of organized Satanism within Freemasonry. Finding ... More


“I Will Be Like the Most High!”: The Self-deification of Helel

M. David Litwa

in Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190467166
eISBN:
9780190467180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the myth of Helel, later called Lucifer, who contemplates a self-deifying ascent in Isaiah 14. The historical and literary setting of Isaiah 13–14 (two oracles against Babylon) ... More


The Satanic Bible

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

in The Invention of Satanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Satanic Bible is the key text of Satanism, but it is rarely presented more than in passing. This chapter gives an overview and extended analysis of style, content, and organization of the four ... More


Texts for Torturers: PHILIP ZIMBARDO (2007), The Lucifer Effect: How Good People Turn Evil

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book The Lucifer Effect: How Good People Turn Evil (2007), by Philip Zimbardo. In August 1971, the Stanford University psychologist Philip Zimbardo and his team of ... More


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