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Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

M. Jamie Ferreira

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This commentary on Søren Kierkegaard's Works of Love (1847), a series of 15 deliberations on the love commandment (to love one's neighbor as oneself), argues that Works of Love provides resources for ... More


Redemption as Transforming Love

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The self‐giving love of God deployed in the redemptive events creatively brings about a new and lasting mode of existence. The powerful and ‘performative’ language of Jesus transformed people. Then ... More


Postscript: What Would Jesus Do?

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This brief final chapter entertains the question: What might Jesus do about migrant deaths, illegal immigration, and the U.S.–Mexico border. The question is particularly important since many of the ... More


Almsgiving by Monks and Lay Christians

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at almsgiving by monks and lay Christians. It demonstrates the power to attract alms for redistribution won by those who in self-dispossession gave away their wealth to the poor on ... More


Love's Law—Equality

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The sharp distinction between preferential love (erotic love and friendship) and love of one's neighbor (agape) is mitigated by the claim that neighbor‐love should be preserved in erotic love and ... More


The Social World: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Beloved Community

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a beloved community made another holistic declaration. “In a real sense all of life is interrelated,” he contended, as he sought to unite race‐divided America. ... More


The Virtue of (Erotic) Love

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

I suggest that erotic love is (or can be) a virtue. I contest both the cynicism and the vacuousness in much of the love literature. I argue that love is a historical emotion, involving a great deal ... More


Words for Love in Biblical Greek

James Barr

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament: Studies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263265
eISBN:
9780191682452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the words for love in biblical Greek focusing on the Septuagint (LXX). The noun for love is scarcely found in Greek before the LXX and a common traditional argument ... More


Solitude and Interaction

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the Desert Fathers' reactions to situations in which they were forced to choose between the conduct of relationships and the practice of solitude. It considers three main ... More


God is Love: The Word Agape in the New Testament

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

In the Patristic period, the education and background of the writers are reflected in their writings. The same is also true of the New Testament, which was not written in a vacuum. The New Testament ... More


Arrows, Eros, Agape

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

In the prologue to the Commentary on the Song of Songs, Origen raises the question of how far and in what context we might be justified in using the language of Eros to describe the relationship ... More


Philanthropia, God’s Love for Mankind in Origen

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter turns to a third route of enquiry and asks whether it is really correct to say that Origen has very little to say about love that is directed from God towards humankind. It argues that ... More


Conclusion The Search for Harmonization

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: The Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512749
eISBN:
9780262315135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512749.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter concludes the book by determining how the systematic and historical approaches fit together. If we limit ourselves to bestowal, the great event in the history of thinking about love is ... More


Ricoeur: Reciprocity and Mutuality—From the Golden Rule to Agapē

Marcel Hénaff

in The Philosophers' Gift: Reexamining Reciprocity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286478
eISBN:
9780823288922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286478.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses Paul Ricoeur's Oneself as Another (1992), in which he presents his most profound problematization of reciprocity through a questioning of the concepts of solicitude, promise, ... More


The Pragmatic Importance of Peirce's Religious Writings

Doug Anderson

in Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Peirce's writings on religion are often dismissed as an aberration in his work. Here, it is argued that these writings actually play an integral role in Peirce's overall outlook on philosophy and ... More


Love of Nature: The Generality of Peircean Concern

Doug Anderson

in Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Unlike other pragmatists, Peirce is not known for his application of philosophical ideas to everyday affairs. However, he also was not opposed to this use of philosophy so long as the application did ... More


Teamwork

Fiona Randall and R.S. Downie

in Palliative Care Ethics: A Companion for All Specialties

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192630681
eISBN:
9780191730078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630681.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines why specialist carers work in teams, the common problems in specialist palliative care teams, patient-centred or management-centred teams, working in a patient-centred team, ... More


Science and Religion on the Nature of Love

Don S. Browning

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Foundationalism sets aside the possible truths of all aspects of a culture's traditions and assumes that all scientific and moral truth will be discovered and gradually assembled on the basis of sure ... More


The Tradition of Agape

Stephen G. Post

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Altruistic love is the epitome of human altruism. It implies acts on behalf of the other, but beneficent acts can flow from a variety of motivations. The evolution of altruism across species is ... More


Praying Is Joying: Musings on Love in Evagrius Ponticus

Virginia Burrus

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Especially in the painful disciplines of asceticism and the prayerful fantasies of mysticism, there emerges a sublimely sadomasochistic eroticism played out on a charged ... More


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