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Early Greek Theology: God as Nature and Natural Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The study examines the place of gods in Early Greek philosophy, with attention paid to breaks and continuity with the inherited beliefs from the Homeric age. Beyond the well-known rejection of ... More


The Idea of Semitic Monotheism: The Rise and Fall of a Scholarly Myth

Guy G. Stroumsa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192898685
eISBN:
9780191925207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898685.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this work, a sequel to my A New Science: The Discovery of Religion in an Age of Reason (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010), I study some major aspects of the scholarly study of ... More


Freud's Mahābhārata

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878337
eISBN:
9780190878368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

This book has a three-part structure, with the first and last chapters being the first and third parts, respectively. Chapter 1 examines Freud’s essay “The ‘Uncanny,’ ” and works back from it to the ... More


Īśvara

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The one ultimate reality can be visualized either in personal or impersonal terms. However, the chronological order of priority of Brahman (neuter) and Brahman (masculine) cannot be determined with ... More


Freud’s Spinoza/Freud’s Illusions

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Freud’s relation to the Renaissance and argues that Freud was drawn into debates about political theology by the events of the second World War. It analyzes the influence of ... More


Introduction: Incarnation and Incarnational Thinking

Shaul Magid

in Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791304
eISBN:
9780804793469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791304.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Introduction sets out the basic argument regarding the development of Hasidism outside the Christian gaze. It also deals extensively with the question of comparison, in particular the use of ... More


Thought Fossils: Psychoanalytic Approaches

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the use of psychoanalysis to investigate the origin of the Jews. Psychoanalysis is described as a theory of the mind, a therapeutic practice, or a set of techniques used to ... More


The Caliphate

Andrew Marsham

in The Oxford World History of Empire: Volume Two: The History of Empires

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197532768
eISBN:
9780197532799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532768.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The first Muslim empire—the Caliphate—began with the conquests of the mid-seventh century CE and fragmented in the mid-tenth century. This chapter outlines the Caliphate’s political and economic ... More


Heine and Freud: Deferred Action and the Concept of History

Willi Goetschel

in Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Freud’s Moses and Monotheism engages in a critical examination of the function of deferred action for the construction of narratives of tradition. This paper explores how Freud’s study illustrates ... More


A Leap of Faith into Moses: Freud’s Invitation to Evenly Suspended Attention

Yael Segalovitz

in Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Moses and Monotheism invites its readers to approach it in a state of “evenly-suspended attention,” the mindset that Freud recommends his colleagues practice in the ... More


Immunization and Violence

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 5 explores philosophy's task as what Michel Foucault called an ontology of actuality, according to which the present becomes the basis for identifying the difference between the essential and ... More


Inventions of the Symbolic: Lacan’s Reading of Freud

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines two claims: that the analytic experience constitutes a “passage”—a transformation of the subject's position with respect to the fantasy—only on the condition that the subject ... More


Practicing “Intertextuality”: Ernst Cassirer and Hermann Cohen on Myth and Monotheism

Almut Sh. Bruckstein

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the influence of Hermann Cohen on Ernst Cassirer's work on myth and monotheism. It suggests that Cohen's reading of Jewish literature was a formative influence on Cassirer's ... More


Introduction

A. David Napier

in Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Where global priorities have suppressed the veracity of experiential differences, the field of religious studies has returned repeatedly to acknowledge them. Though many contemporary anthropologists ... More


H.D.’s Incidents

C.D. Blanton

in Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199844715
eISBN:
9780190231590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844715.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

When Ezra Pound renamed Hilda Doolittle in 1912, as “H.D., Imagiste,” he established both the terms of her critical reputation and imagism’s central orthodoxy. But H.D.’s wartime trilogy is troubled ... More


Biological Diversity

Bryan G. Norton

in Toward Unity among Environmentalists

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195093971
eISBN:
9780197560723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195093971.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

As a philosopher who has written on the subject of endangered species policy, I am asked from time to time to join a panel discussion on “the value of biological diversity.” Consider a ... More


Moralists and Aggregators: The Case of Muir and Pinchot

Bryan G. Norton

in Toward Unity among Environmentalists

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195093971
eISBN:
9780197560723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195093971.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Gifford Pinchot first met John Muir in 1896, while on a trip through the West to study possible sites for new forest preserves. Pinchot was much impressed by Muir, twenty-seven years his senior, ... More


Nigerian Preachers (2006–2008)

Michael Nwankpa

in The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190908300
eISBN:
9780190943189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908300.003.0079
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides a historical background to Boko Haram’s insurgency by discussing its theological rationale and argument. Particularly, it focuses on the last three years before Boko Haram ... More


Initial Desiderata on Metatheology

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in Depicting Deity: A Metatheological Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896452
eISBN:
9780191918896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896452.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, we develop desiderata to be used in rating each approach. We look for what can be gleaned from each starting point, and assess each competitor in terms of what is generated by other ... More


Creator Theology and the Shared Ground

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in Depicting Deity: A Metatheological Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192896452
eISBN:
9780191918896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896452.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The focus of this chapter is Creator Theology’s implications regarding the issues of monotheism, personhood, and embodiment. The plan is to use these primary elements as stage-setting, showing that ... More


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