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WYCLIF’S LIFE AND WORK

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides the basic biographical material necessary to understand the course of Wyclif’s life. The first section traces Wyclif’s career at Oxford University, specifically at Merton and ... More


The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton

Monica Weis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130040
eISBN:
9780813135717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130040.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Nature was always vital in Thomas Merton's life, from the long hours he spent as a child watching his father paint landscapes in the fresh air, to his final years of solitude in the hermitage at Our ... More


Authority and Experience

John Levi Martin

in The Explanation of Social Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 3 begins by examining the most egregious case of a lack of confidence in the adequacy of the conceptual structure of actors to explicate their own action, the doctrines of ... More


Heschel, Hasidism, and Halakha

Samuel Dresner

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221158
eISBN:
9780823236749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221158.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Born in Warsaw, Abraham Heschel earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Berlin, and taught in Berlin and Frankfurt. After being deported by the Nazis to Poland in 1938, ... More


America

Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter completes the history of Schuon’s Maryamiyya (formerly the Alawiyya), covering events from the 1970s to Schuon’s death in 1998. It considers the spread of the Maryamiyya, its involvement ... More


John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, 1916–1985

Ian Wood

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0017
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Michael Wallace–Hadrill's career was marked by a series of distinctions, notably an Oxford D.Litt. in 1967, his election to the British Academy in 1969, and his CBE in 1982. He would also later ... More


Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors

John Y. Campbell and Luis M. Viceira

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296942
eISBN:
9780191596049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296940.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

One of the most important decisions many people face is the choice of a portfolio of assets for retirement savings. The leading academic paradigm of portfolio choice, the mean‐variance analysis of ... More


Models in Finance

GREGORY C. CHOW

in Dynamic Economics: Optimization by the Lagrange Method

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101928
eISBN:
9780199855032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101928.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Using stochastic differential equations instead of utilizing stochastic difference equations, most of the models involved in finance follow Merton’s work and are developed in continuous time. In this ... More


Logic in Late Medieval Oxford

E.J. Ashworth and P. V. Spade

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses three main periods in the history of Oxford logic that occurred approximately between 1330 and 1500. It talks about three Merton authors who were accountable for the course of ... More


Focus Groups

Cindy Dell Clark

in In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195376593
eISBN:
9780199865437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376593.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

A method attributed to Robert Merton, focus groups first disseminated in applied, commercial inquiry. In recent decades, focus groups have also infiltrated academic circles, including for ... More


Mystics

William Harmless

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Mystics are path-breaking religious practitioners who claim to have experience of the infinite, word-defying mystery that is God. Many have been gifted writers with an uncanny ability to communicate ... More


 A Bouquet of Scientific Values

Noretta Koertge

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter reviews the attempts of sociologists of science such as Parsons and Merton, and philosophers of science such as Kuhn, Lakatos, and Popper, to characterize the norms that guide the ... More


Myron S. Scholes: 1941–: Professor of Derivatives

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter traces the major role of Myron Scholes in the development of investment derivatives.


All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Una M. Cadegan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Until the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church toward the social, cultural, economic, and political developments of the twentieth century was largely ... More


Merton College’s Control of its Tenants at Thorncroft 1270–1349

RALPH EVANS

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Merton College, Oxford, held an estate of middling size formed in the later 13th century of manors in several parts of England, which had been held previously by various lords. The tenurial structure ... More


Mystic as Fire Watcher: Thomas Merton

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at a recent mystic, the American monk Thomas Merton (1915–1968). He was arguably the most popular spiritual writer of the twentieth century and is best known for his autobiography, ... More


Mysticism and Zen Buddhism: Dōgen

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of Sōtō Zen and Japan's finest spiritual writer. The term zen as Dōgen once noted, is short for zazen which means “seated meditation”. Zen is thus ... More


Living the Question

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the 20th century, the United States undertook one of the most expansive programs of higher education ever witnessed. In the next century, whether such expansion continues or not, the ... More


Reinventing Anthropology in the Seventies

Laura Nader

in Laura Nader: Letters to and from an Anthropologist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752247
eISBN:
9781501752254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752247.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter talks about Dell Hymes, who put together a book of collected essays called Reinventing Anthropology at the invitation of Pantheon Books' “anti-text” series. It describes Reinventing ... More


Realism, Science, and Society

Ilkka Niiniluoto

in Critical Scientific Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251612
eISBN:
9780191598098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251614.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Besides systematic philosophical arguments, there are various extra‐scientific reasons that have been presented for or against realism. This discussion about the relations of knowledge and happiness ... More


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