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Epilogue: The Purpose‐Driven Life?: Predestination and the Decline of Mystery

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

The Epilogue explores the new frontier of American religion: the Protestant megachurch, pioneered by figures like California pastor Rick Warren. Because megachurches downplay doctrinal distinctions ... More


Problems of Tribal Adjustment

S.C. Dube

in The Kamar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the problems of tribal adjustment brought about by the Kamars' cultural contacts. It notes that the Kamars would have to pay close attention to the four primary sources of ... More


Understanding a University

Matt Reed and Joss Langford

in The University Partnership Playbook: How to build strategic research relationships

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781789621266
eISBN:
9781800852587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621266.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Each university is different, with each having a specific history, focus, and culture, and slightly different ways of working. In this section, we explore some of the common characteristics and ... More


Production of the River

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the introduction of Multi-Purpose River Valley Development (MPRVD) and the Hirakud Dam in particular as being centrally involved in the political shaping of hydraulic ... More


The Search for New Meaning: The Value for People

Roberto Verganti

in Overcrowded: Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035361
eISBN:
9780262335829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035361.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Design

This Chapter shows why finding a new direction and innovating the meaning of things is central in the life of people. Why innovation of meaning is important for customers? Why they fall in love with ... More


“I Love to Tell the Story:” Teaching Theater at a Church-Related College

John Steven Paul

in Teaching as an Act of Faith: Theory and Practice in Church-Related Higher Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222209
eISBN:
9780823236800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222209.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this chapter the author introduces his drama troupe, which is called Soul Purpose. This group travel to different places performing plays ... More


Rediscovering liberal education

Joe Earle, Cahal Moran, and Zach Ward-Perkins

in The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526110121
eISBN:
9781526120748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110121.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Chapter 5 sets out a vision of a pluralist, critical and liberal economics education. However, it also shows how higher education has been reshaped in ways which makes positive reform increasingly ... More


Rule 260 Examination by the Registry of its own motion

Andreas von Falck and Christian Stoll

in Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198755463
eISBN:
9780191927706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755463.003.0428
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Where the Registry notes that two or more actions concerning the same patent or patents are initiated before several divisions (whether or not between the same parties), it shall as soon as ... More


Meaning in Life

Thaddeus Metz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

It is only in the last 50 years that life’s meaning has become a distinct field in Western philosophy, and merely in the last 25 or so that debate with real substance and complexity has appeared. ... More


Outsourcing on steroids: regeneration meets the Private Finance Initiative

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter introduces the controversial background and evolution of the PFI model in public housing regeneration. A first section outlines the basic workings of PFI and how it emerged as part of ... More


The Concept of Meaning

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/9780199599318.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter articulates what contemporary philosophers are asking when enquiring into the meaning of life, or what the concept of meaning in life is that unites competing conceptions of it. The ... More


Them and Us

Alan Allport

in Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the civics education offered to British soldiers. In June 1941, the Army Bureau of Current Affairs (ABCA) was established to produce a regular supply of pamphlets, newssheets, ... More


Second Comings

Steven P. Miller

in The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199777952
eISBN:
9780199362615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777952.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

George W. Bush spoke to the fullness of evangelical relevance at the start of the twenty-first century. Bush's faith-based language of compassionate conservatism garnered appeal beyond the Christian ... More


Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose

William M. Sullivan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190499242
eISBN:
9780190499273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499242.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a remarkable experiment lasting over a decade, a group of 88 independent campuses, ranging from comprehensive universities to intimate colleges, have demonstrated the value of an emerging ... More


The varieties of plant behaviour

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes the varieties of behaviour exhibited by plants, all of which indicates a remarkable degree of sensory perception, assessment, forecasting, and purpose. Higher plants can ... More


More Debt Benefits, Less Burden

Gregory Smith

in Where Credit is Due: How Africa's Debt Can Be a Benefit, Not a Burden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197619971
eISBN:
9780197633045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197619971.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Increasing debt risks suggest African countries’ hard-won market access should not be taken for granted over the next decade. While debt crises, defaults, and severe restructurings would not leave ... More


Exchange of written pleadings (infringement action)

Clemens Plassmann and Steffen Steininger

in Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198755463
eISBN:
9780191927706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755463.003.0203
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Rule 12 UPCARoP contains a list of all written pleadings that are possible in a written procedure in a patent infringement dispute, thus giving the parties an overview of the course of the written ... More


Introduction

Fernando Rosenblatt

in Party Vibrancy and Democracy in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190870041
eISBN:
9780190870072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870041.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents and develops the research question, What explains the ability of a given party to remain a vibrant organization over time and across junctures? It defines the dependent variable ... More


The Theory

Fernando Rosenblatt

in Party Vibrancy and Democracy in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190870041
eISBN:
9780190870072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870041.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines in detail the theoretical factors that explain party vibrancy: Purpose, Trauma, Channels of Ambition, and moderate Exit Barriers. Purpose fosters prospective loyalty. A party ... More


Costa Rica

Fernando Rosenblatt

in Party Vibrancy and Democracy in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190870041
eISBN:
9780190870072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870041.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the trajectory of the major political parties in Costa Rica: PLN, PUSC, PAC, and, more briefly, ML and Frente Amplio. The chapter reviews the critical effect of the 1948 civil ... More


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