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Friends Abroad: Food, Commerce, and the Economics of Benefaction

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers how the Athenian polis was able to extract economic advantage from its relations with foreign individuals and communities. The chapter is divided into four sections. The first ... More


Rousseau's Quarrel with Gratitude

Patrick Coleman

in Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the tension between Rousseau's two approaches to gratitude. The first, developed in political works from Discours sur l'inégalité to the Contrat social, is that the personal ... More


The Jewish Diaspora in Graeco‐Roman Antiquity

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter portrays the Jewish diaspora communities of the Graeco-Roman age. They were the milieu which the Greek Bible served and where it was developed, revised, and completed. Once again, ... More


‘Forgotten Benefactors’: The Dictionary of National Biography

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The final chapter considers the crowning achievement of Victorian biography: the Dictionary of National Biography. The chapter stresses the divergent biographical interests of the DNB's editors, ... More


Religion First—and Last

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter documents the religious essence of intelligent design and establishes its true identity as creationism, based on the words and publications of the intelligent design creationists ... More


Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Jack Morrell

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Oxford University has not always possessed the high reputation in the sciences for which it is now renowned: it was not until the period between the last century's two world wars that science was ... More


The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Cork (part 2)

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In February 1883, the Good Shepherd Monastery in Sunday's Well lost its most generous benefactor when Richard Devereux, the Mother Superior's uncle, died, ending his initial contribution of £4,000 ... More


Perfectly Good and a Source of Moral Obligation

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The morally good action is the overall good action, one that there is overriding reason to do. Morally, good actions include both obligatory actions and supererogatory good actions. There are three ... More


Holy and Worthy of Worship

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A being with the properties described in Chapters 7–14 of this book would be worthy of worship, both because of his nature and status and because he is our supreme benefactor. And finally, he would ... More


The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Zina Weygand

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The integration of the blind into society has always meant taking on prejudices and inaccurate representations. This anthropological and cultural history introduces us to both real and imaginary ... More


College Estates and University Finances 1350–1500

T. A. R. Evans and R. J. Faith

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses how the lands of the church financially support colleges. It evaluates the cost of establishing a new college, including the costs of lawsuits. It also discusses the benefactor ... More


Obligation and Involvement

David Owens

in Shaping the Normative Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691500
eISBN:
9780191744938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691500.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An involvement is a chosen relationship valuable for its own sake that entails rights and obligations. For example friends are obliged to do various things for one another in situations where it is ... More


The Roman Slogan of Greek Freedom against Nabis and Antiochos III

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

in The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195375183
eISBN:
9780199896721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375183.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 illustrates how the Romans came to use the slogan of freedom in diverse ways. In the case of Nabis, the slogan of freedom served to justify an aggression against Sparta, which the Romans ... More


The Slogan of Freedom from the King’s Peace to the Pax Romana

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

in The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195375183
eISBN:
9780199896721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375183.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Epilogue outlines general trends in the development of the Greek slogan of freedom from its inception in the fifth century to the Hellenistic period and through its diverse uses by the Romans. ... More


Composers, Patrons, and the Venetian Music Press

Jane A. Bernstein

in Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102314
eISBN:
9780199853113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102314.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Composers quickly became aware of the possibility of addressing a larger audience through the press. With the commercialization of music printing, they no longer had to rely solely on their ... More


Conclusion

Peter McDonough

in The Catholic Labyrinth: Power, Apathy, and a Passion for Reform in the American Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199751181
eISBN:
9780199345076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751181.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The official culture of American Catholicism has remained intact since Vatican II. But with the drop in the number of priests and nuns, lay personnel have taken over church-affiliated ministries. ... More


Emergency Help

Phyllis Birnbaum

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.003.0025
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Kawashima Yoshiko's relationship with Sasakawa Ryōichi, a Japanese entrepreneur who became her benefactor. Sasakawa supplied all the money required to clean up the mess ... More


Bankers and Robber Barons

Vincenzo Ruggiero

in Dirty Money: On Financial Delinquency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198783220
eISBN:
9780191826252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783220.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

We are now in the century of railways and robber barons, of iron, steel, empire, deadly wars, and financial distress. Innovation and development are accompanied by speculation, periodical crises, ... More


How Do Buddhas Help?: Bodhisattva as Benefactor and Christ as Savior

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter directly addresses the soteriological question: how do bodhisattvas help other beings and how might this affect how Christians understand the work of Christ and the life of the disciple? ... More


Conclusion: Crucified Wisdom

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A brief conclusion reviews and summarizes the content of prior chapters. It affirms the three main points of the study: that Christian learning from the bodhisattva path will involve 1) developing a ... More


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