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Introduction

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the book. It begins by describing apophatic theology (approaching the divine through negation) in relation to kataphatic theology (based on affirmation) or ... More


Chapter 6: Contradictory Pairs

C. W. A. Whitaker

in Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199254194
eISBN:
9780191598654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254192.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter, which concludes the introductory section of the work, narrows the focus to simple assertions. Aristotle demonstrates with brilliant neatness that all such assertions either affirm or ... More


What We Are Responsible for

Christopher Lake

in Equality and Responsibility

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241743
eISBN:
9780191599743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241740.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Ch. 3 moves on from the question of why responsibility matters to that of what we are responsible for. It asks what a political, rather than a metaphysical, account of responsibility demands in terms ... More


Loyalty Oaths: The Creedal Affirmations of Constitutional Faith

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents an extended treatment of our feelings about a variety of oaths and affirmations. Oaths are a mixture of pure form and substantive content. Their formal nature may remind us of ... More


Mindfulness, Literature, and the Affirmation of Ordinary Life

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the conditions under which Buddhist practices of mindfulness have come to take on a new significance within the context of modernity’s broad affirmation of the ordinary world. ... More


The Groundwork for an Alternative Way

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians are called to relate to the world within the dialectic of affirmation and antithesis. If there are benevolent consequences of our engagement with the world, it is precisely because it is ... More


Ending and Renewal

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Opera

Two of the five endings shown in Wagner’s Ring are evidently celebratory. Although this ecstatic mood is carried over two operas later, this chapter observes how these instances exhibit a deceptive ... More


Beyond Selflessness

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter concerns the persuasiveness of Nietzsche's critique of morality, and the new values he advocates in its place. The prime effect of Nietzsche's critique is likely to be not the ... More


Justification, Regret, and Moral Complaint: Looking Forward and Looking Backward on (and in) Human Life

R. Jay Wallace

in Luck, Value, and Commitment: Themes From the Ethics of Bernard Williams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599325
eISBN:
9780191741500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599325.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Consider a teenage girl who is contemplating motherhood. Prior to her becoming pregnant, it seems that she might truly judge that it would be a bad thing on balance to have a child at this stage in ... More


Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship

Kátia da Costa Bezerra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276547
eISBN:
9780823277223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276547.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Postcards from Rio examines the complex interconnections between notions of citizenship and space in the works of photographers and video makers. It dialogues with a large body of scholarship on Rio ... More


"Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Anna Servaes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Travel with La Guiannée in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and Prairie du Rocher, Illinois to glimpse the Franco-American cultural identity in these two Midwestern communities that have continued for over ... More


Stigma, Oppression, Resilience, and Deaf Identities

Irene W. Leigh

in A Lens on Deaf Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195320664
eISBN:
9780199864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320664.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The constructs of stereotyping, stigma, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, and resilience and their roles in deaf identity formation are explored in this chapter. The concept of normalcy has ... More


Pessimism, Depression, and Salvation

Barbara Hannan

in The Riddle of the World: A Reconsideration of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378948
eISBN:
9780199869589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378948.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Schopenhauer's pessimism and his doctrine of salvation as denial of the will. Schopenhauer's “single thought,” the insight at the heart of his philosophy, is supposedly ... More


Identity, Belief, and Bias

Geoffrey L. Cohen

in Ideology, Psychology, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737512
eISBN:
9780199918638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents research on the social psychology of identity and belief. Beliefs tied to long-held identities resist change and bias the processing of new information. Theoe phenomena help ... More


Spiritual Affirmation and Empowerment: The Mexican American Cultural Center

Socorro Castañeda-Liles

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study of Mexican Americans demonstrates that, despite the structural problems of the US Catholic Church, US Latina/o Catholics find empowerment through spiritual affirmation. Latino/a practices ... More


The View from Here: On Affirmation, Attachment, and the Limits of Regret

R. Jay Wallace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199941353
eISBN:
9780199333141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941353.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is a study of the retrospective point of view, and of the attitudes that emerge when we look back from it on our lives. The leading idea is that this standpoint is shaped fundamentally by ... More


The Mystical Theology

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a selected translation of John of Scythopolis' Prologue to the Dionysian corpus by Dionysius the Areopagite concerning mystical theology. John provided a running commentary on ... More


Introduction to apophasis

J. P. Williams

in Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This book contributes to the budding renaissance of apophatic theology by providing an analysis of certain central source-texts and deriving therefrom a definition of apophasis that has clear support ... More


Maximus the Confessor

J. P. Williams

in Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269991
eISBN:
9780191683855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269991.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter presents a reading of Maximus the Confessor's apophatic theology based on a broad spectrum of his writings. It focuses on three texts that offer slightly different versions of a ... More


doing dignity therapy

Harvey Max Chochinov

in Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195176216
eISBN:
9780199933181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176216.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Chapter 4 outlines the specific roles of the dignity therapist. Dignity Therapy is a highly facilitated intervention, such that the role of the therapist is critical. The chapter describes how the ... More


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