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The Creation Song

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Presents Maximus' understanding of the universe; the theme of the logoi of beings; immanence and participation; providence; and the Porphyrian Tree in relation to Maximus' cosmology.


 The Civil War: Redeemer President and Warrior Prophet: Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, and Evangelical Protestantism

Wayne Wei‐siang Hsieh

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the relationship between evangelical Protestantism and the American Civil War through the lives of Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman. The jeremiad script of evangelical ... More


“A Bulit out of Everi Bush”: War, Continued

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The local towns of Warwick and Providence showed resentment toward the Rhode Island central government for its failure to adequately protect them. Both towns were destroyed in the spring of 1676; the ... More


Providence and Predestination

Paul Helm

in Calvin at the Centre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter begins by offering an explanation of why Calvin chose in the 1559 Institutes to treat the doctrines of providence and predestination separately when they had not been considered ... More


“How Mysterious Are the Ways of Providence”: Civilian Attitudes toward the Assassination of Lincoln

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Lincoln's assassination silenced any leanings toward leniency toward the South. In sermons delivered on Easter Sunday and in the weeks after the murder, ministers called for harsh punishment of Rebel ... More


Providence and Love: Studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin

John Beer

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184362
eISBN:
9780191674228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book provides a collection of studies that are connected by common underlying themes: the sense of Providence, the growing awareness of its loss in the 19th century, and the pressure on the ... More


Providence Displaced

John Beer

in Providence and Love: Studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184362
eISBN:
9780191674228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184362.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the changing views about the theme of Providence in fiction from the 17th century onwards. Providence became so obvious a concomitant of the natural and artistic order that it ... More


Providence

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Vico believed in the historical importance of Divine Providence. His writings give considerable importance to theological conceptions and he himself was a religious person. The question of God's ... More


Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

Christopher Curry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054476
eISBN:
9780813053110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054476.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A popular misconception about the American Revolution is that it was largely contained within the continental boundaries of North America. However, the American Revolution neither ended with the ... More


Hierocles of Alexandria

Hermann S. Schibli

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249213
eISBN:
9780191719417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249213.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book surveys the 5th-century Neoplatonic philosopher Hierocles of Alexandria. It contains a survey of his life, writings, and pagan and Christian surroundings, and examines the major tenets of ... More


Of a particular Providence and of a future State

Stephen Buckle

in Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271146
eISBN:
9780191699498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271146.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The explicit subject of this section is the prospect of those special future rewards and punishments, beyond the ordinary rewards and punishments to be expected in the common course of life, that are ... More


The Schoolmistress (1837–1838)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the life and career of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1837 to 1838. It describes her teaching at the Greene Street School in Providence, Rhode Island, and her ... More


The Life of Hierocles

Hermann S. Schibli

in Hierocles of Alexandria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249213
eISBN:
9780191719417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249213.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

For the life of Hierocles, there are only two chronological points of reference. Both derive from his treatise On Providence, which has been preserved in short summaries and extracts by Photius, the ... More


Providence, Fate, and Free Will

Hermann S. Schibli

in Hierocles of Alexandria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249213
eISBN:
9780191719417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249213.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The remnants of Hierocles’ On Providence are naturally a main source for his thoughts on providence, fate, and free will. In addition, chapter XI of the Commentary on the Golden Verses of the ... More


For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Alexander B. Haskell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469618029
eISBN:
9781469618043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618029.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book resituates the beginnings of English colonization in America in a Renaissance and post-Reformation context in which providential thought and conceptualizations of sovereignty were complexly ... More


The Nation Penitent

Porter-Szücs Brian

in Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399059
eISBN:
9780199896844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399059.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The 19th-century Church preached political docility and deference and was generally hostile towards a Polish national movement that repeatedly staged violent insurrections. Even setting aside ... More


Darwin, God, and Chance *

Phil Dowe

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603213
eISBN:
9780191725388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603213.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers the options for a person who believes in God's providence, prayer and also free will, to accept Natural Selection. It argues that it is possible. The chapter focuses on the ... More


Rhode Island Beginnings

Sheldon S. Cohen

in Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034331
eISBN:
9780813038322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034331.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The origins of the Whipple family in New England could be traced to England, and the surname is said to have initiated with variant spellings during the Norman times. During the “Great Migration,” ... More


The Passage from Peacetime to Rebellion, 1763–1775

Sheldon S. Cohen

in Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034331
eISBN:
9780813038322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034331.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

After the end of the French and Indian War, Sarah and Abraham Whipple, along with their two daughters, were able to settle into their Providence community. The wartime efforts of Abraham Whipple had ... More


Whipple’s War, at Home and Abroad, 1775–1778

Sheldon S. Cohen

in Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034331
eISBN:
9780813038322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034331.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Abraham Whipple commanded the Rhode Island Navy, particularly the warships the Katy and the Washington. To their enemies, these ships were perceived as an unlikely force in their cruise that began in ... More


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