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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Predestination in New England Puritanism

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/9780195174274.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter begins by examining the predestinarian orthodoxy, codified by the confessions of Dort and Westminster, that Puritans brought to America. As Calvinists, Puritans insisted on unconditional ... More


‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the ‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the Early Methodist Preachers

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The spiritual autobiographies of the early Methodist lay preachers, penned in the last decades of the eighteenth century, were memoirs of a substantial portion of their lives, interpreted in terms of ... More


Four Notes on Chaucer's Sir Thopas

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198111870
eISBN:
9780191670657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses four different notes on one of Chaucer's works, namely Sir Thopas. The notes discussed in this chapter are ‘An Agony in Three Fits’, ‘Listeth, Lordes’, ‘The Title Sir’, and ... More


The Personal Advertisements: Advertisements, Agony Columns, and Sensation Novels of the 1860s

Matthew Rubery

in The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369267
eISBN:
9780199871148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369267.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at the reading communities formed through the personal advertisements on the newspaper's front page. Its second column came to be known in the late 19th century as the “agony ... More


The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Joseph A. Fry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Place matters in how Americans have responded to and sought to influence US foreign policy. The dynamic of domestic regional influence on US foreign relations was especially apparent in the American ... More


Public Theodicies and Private Particulars

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the book of Job three forms of the theodicy have been distinguished, each supplying a vindication or justification of the ways of God to suffering humanity. First, there is the justification ... More


From Self-Relinquishment to the Entry into the Flesh

Emmanuel Falque

in The Guide to Gethsemane: Anxiety, Suffering, Death

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281961
eISBN:
9780823284917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281961.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Suffering, including that of suffering humankind, is not simply moral suffering but also fleshly. The taking in charge of physical suffering by the Son is a taking on board of the human body, ... More


Parfit's Case against Subjectivism 1

David Sobel

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics: Volume 6

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606375
eISBN:
9780191729478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606375.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Derek Parfit, in On What Matters, argues that all subjective accounts of normative reasons for action are false. This chapter focuses on his “Agony Argument.” The first premise of the Agony Argument ... More


Afterthoughts: The Experience and Agony of Fieldwork

Hammoudi Abdellah and John Borneman

in Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter deals with the general practice of anthropology and fieldwork. Various accounts of fieldwork from diverse and converging angles make the case for a fresh look at fieldwork encounters. ... More


Elective Affinities and Uninvited Agonies: Mapping Emotion with Significant Others onto Health

Carol D. Ryff, Burton H. Singer, Edgar Wing, and Gayle Dienberg Love

in Emotion, Social Relationships, and Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195145410
eISBN:
9780199848201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145410.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Love governed by the heart, in the context of possible dictations by society, is what Goethe calls elective affinities. While it is true that the ... More


On Being Not Depressed

Charles Foster

in Depression: Law and Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198801900
eISBN:
9780191840456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801900.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is written from the perspective of someone who claims never to have suffered from depression. When asked if he has ever been depressed, the author of this chapter reports that he ... More


Ending and Unending Agony

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

in Ending and Unending Agony: On Maurice Blanchot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264575
eISBN:
9780823266807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264575.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In this chapter, Lacoue-Labarthe contrasts and compares two versions of a fragmentary text by Blanchot, the final version of which appears in The Writing of the Disaster. The comparison enables ... More


Cultural Case Studies in the Macabresque: Variations of Human Violation in the Twentieth Century

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines seven case studies of the macabresque during the twentieth century. The macabresque is portrayed within each by adopting the “vignette” as a narrative form. A vignette is a ... More


Parfit’s Case against Subjectivism

David Sobel

in From Valuing to Value: Towards a Defense of Subjectivism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198712640
eISBN:
9780191780998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712640.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I maintain that Parfit’s “Agony Argument” does not provide a good reason to reject subjective accounts. Parfit claims that subjectivists cannot vindicate the categorical nature of our reasons to ... More


Subjectivist Reasons

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines some arguments made in favour of subjectivism. It considers the claim that, if we were fully procedurally rational, we would want to avoid future agony because such agony would ... More


Subjective Theories

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume One

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572809
eISBN:
9780191809866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572809.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter deals with subjective theories, which appeal to facts about our present desires, aims, and choices. On the simplest subjective theory, which we can call the desire-based theory, we have ... More


Further Arguments

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume One

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572809
eISBN:
9780191809866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572809.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents further arguments about reasons, including the all or none argument and the incoherence argument. We have reasons to have certain telic desires, such as a reason to want to ... More


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