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The Saints in Our World

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/9780195096514.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If one of the serious ethical challenges facing Christians in the 21st century is having personal stories that tell Christians how to be caring and compassionate, then a similar challenge exists as ... More


Extra minimos nulla salus

Stephen Bullivant

in The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652563
eISBN:
9780191740725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652563.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Two further difficulties with D’Costa’s account – at least when transferred to the case of a non-religious atheist – are addressed in this chapter: (i) the atheist’s seeming lack of opportunities to ... More


Praying in the Dark: Depression and Divine Abandonment

Robert N. McCauley and George Graham

in Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind: What Mental Abnormalities Can Teach Us About Religions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190091149
eISBN:
9780190091170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

Prayer as a purported form of communication with God has long been of interest to religious persons and in studies of religious behavior. Careful examination of prayer’s peculiar challenges and ... More


Concluding Notes for a Pilgrim People

David C. Steinmetz

in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199768936
eISBN:
9780190258276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768936.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter reflects on the revelation that Mother Teresa of Calcutta suffered from long periods of spiritual desolation in which she felt utterly abandoned by God, and how her experiences resembled ... More


Stories of Call: From Dramatic Phenomena to Changed Lives

Charles Pinches

in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines a range of “call stories” in order to provide a more precise account of the process of vocational discernment. What is a call, and what would count as receiving one? What does ... More


A Moral Majority

Neil J. Young

in We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199738984
eISBN:
9780190262341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738984.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While the 1980s seemed a triumph for religious conservatism, deeper divisions and challenges lurked below the surface. Evangelicals and fundamentalists worked to patch up their differences, but the ... More


Introduction

David L. Weddle

in Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The book begins with an example of sacrifice enacted in the Roman Catholic Mass, celebrated and lived out by young nuns from India of the order of Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa, ... More


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