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Trusteeship, International Society, and the Limit of Obligation

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Offers some thoughts about the idea of trusteeship and its place in the history of international society. The first section, Unity, Progress, and Perfection of Humankind, puts forward the claim that ... More


Doctrines and Divisions

Alan Harding

in The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion: A Sect in Action in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263692
eISBN:
9780191601149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263694.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The chapter analyses the differences between Wesley’s Arminianism, and the moderate and hyper-Calvinism held by other sections of the Revival. All groups believed in the Fall of man and in man’s ... More


The Salvific Spirit

Anthony Briggman

in Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641536
eISBN:
9780191738302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641536.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 6 analyzes, for the most part, the salvific role ascribed to the Holy Spirit in Against Heresies 5. This chapter contains a narrative that ties together many aspects of Irenaeus’ pneumatology ... More


“She Is the Mother and Begetter of the Conquerors”: Pregnancy, Gestation, and Enlightenment

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the use of pregnancy and gestation as metaphors for the attainment of buddhahood by looking at five different “metaphorical pregnancies” that define the Buddhist path. Two of ... More


Plato

Filippo Del Lucchese

in Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456203
eISBN:
9781474476935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456203.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Grounded on the reading of Timeus, book X of The Laws, and book V of The Republic, this chapter analyses the process of invention of idealism, which consists first and foremost in the subordination ... More


Stoicism

Filippo Del Lucchese

in Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456203
eISBN:
9781474476935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456203.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Stoics contribute to the debate on monstrosity forging original intellectual tools to explain imperfection and evil in the framework of a rational cosmos providentially built and guided by a divine ... More


Scepticism

Filippo Del Lucchese

in Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456203
eISBN:
9781474476935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456203.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Scepticism presents itself as a monstrous philosophy whose aim is to destroy the ground on which every other dogmatic system is based. Developing an analysis of the concept of phenomenon, this ... More


Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640829
eISBN:
9780748653263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions — the journey that every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The author ... More


On Spurious Geneses: Nawal El Saadawi

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Nawal El Saadawi denounced excision as a medically dangerous practice intended to control female sexuality. She is the first woman writer to provide a first-person account of her own excision in her ... More


Baking Bread and Writing in Los Angeles

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After the Trumbo family moved to Los Angeles, Trumbo’s father contracted a fatal illness, and Dalton had to go to work in a bakery to support the family. During his eight years at the bakery, he ... More


Walter Hilton: England’s Mystic Theologian

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Walter Hilton, England's mystic theologian. Walter Hilton is regarded as the actual theologian of English mysticism. His intellectual and literary activity belongs to the last ... More


Murdoch and the Monolith

Jami Bartlett

in Object Lessons: The Novel As a Theory of Reference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226369655
eISBN:
9780226369792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369792.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter returns the concept of the novel as a theory of reference to its beginning, and argues that, for the philosopher and novelist Iris Murdoch, narrative itself is a theory of reference. The ... More


Infinity and Life: The Role of Infinity in Leibniz’s Theory of Living Beings

Ohad Nachtomy

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this article, I argue that Leibniz connects the notion of infinity and life so that, after the New System of Nature, infinity figures as a mark of living beings. I examine Leibniz’s sources for ... More


Non-purposive Supernaturalism

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter articulates non-purposive conceptions of meaning that a God-centred theorist should find attractive, granting Chapter 6’s objection to purpose theory. It also specifies the strongest ... More


Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Christopher Hatchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Naked Seeing investigates visionary yogas in the Tibetan Bön and Buddhist traditions: practices in which a meditator dwells in a dark room or gazes at the open sky, with the goal of experiencing ... More


Saving Perfection from the Alchemists: Shakespeare’s Use of Alchemy

Margaret Jones-Davies

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In this chapter devoted to the “abstract riddles” of alchemy (Ben Jonson, The Alchemist, 2.1.104), Margaret Jones-Davies argues that Shakespeare uses the poetics of alchemy at a time when it begins ... More


Advice on the Six Lamps

Christopher Hatchell

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides full English translations of the Bön Great Perfection texts Advice on the Six Lamps, and Drugyalwa’s commentary to this text. The text discusses how a luminous awareness, ... More


Commentary on the Intended Meaning of the Six Lamps

Christopher Hatchell and Drugom Gyalwa Yungdrung

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides full English translations of the Bön Great Perfection texts Advice on the Six Lamps, and Drugyalwa’s commentary to this text. The text discusses how a luminous awareness, ... More


Introduction

Christopher Hatchell

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the 11th century religious renaissance in Tibet, and the rise of esoteric visionary practices. It provides a basic introduction to the three major groups examined in the book: ... More


Tantra of the Blazing Lamps

Christopher Hatchell and Yumo Mikyo Dorjé

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a full English translation of the Nyingma Great Perfection text entitled the Tantra of the Blazing Lamps. The text discusses how a luminous awareness, located at the heart, can ... More


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