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Intermediate States

Paul Helm

in Calvin at the Centre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers Calvin's view of the intermediate state of men and women between death and resurrection, and Christ's ‘intermediate state’ between his Ascension and Second Coming. Calvin is ... More


Death and the Afterlife

Lynne Rudder Baker

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Monotheistic conceptions of an afterlife raise a philosophical question: In virtue of what is a postmortem person the same person who lived and died? Four standard answers are surveyed and ... More


Imagery

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Introduces the various images and metaphors of Maximian theology. These are metaphors that describe the reality of simultaneous union and distinction, and of oneness and multiplicity. The following ... More


Personal Identity, Time, and Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The doctrine of purgatory raises distinctive issues of personal identity since it assumes conscious survival between death and resurrection. This survival must be sufficient to make sense of the ... More


Nestorianism Countered: Cyril's Theology of theDivine Kenosis

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Having briefly surveyed various inadequate approaches to the Nestorian controversy, the author shows that the protection of the unqualified divine impassibility from being compromised by any ... More


The ontological view of the self: Scholastic and Cartesian conceptions

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter compares and contrasts Cartesian and Scholastic conceptions of the person in the seventeenth century and discusses the role that consciousness plays in these accounts. For all their ... More


The Body

Christopher Shields

in Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253074
eISBN:
9780191598401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253072.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Shields begins the investigation of the practical application of homonymy by considering the principle use of discrete, seductive homonymy; the body, for Aristotle, is a discreet homonym. Aristotle's ... More


Body and soul: from doctrine to debate in medieval Welsh and Irish literature

Helen Fulton

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In debates of the body and soul, the binary opposition between the flesh and the spirit implies that sanctity is limited to very few selected people only. While the soul strives for sanctity, the ... More


The Burial of the Dead (Cath. 10)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: body and soul and their separation in death; Christian care for burial rites and tombs; belief in human bodily resurrection; the perfection of the ... More


Death and the Afterlife

D. L. D’ AVRAY

in Death and the Prince: Memorial Preaching Before 1350

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203964
eISBN:
9780191676055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203964.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter casts some light on attitudes to death and to the body-soul relationship. Death and the afterlife are treated in numerous places in medieval theological writings, but it tends to be ... More


Desire in Action: Aristotle’s Move

David Charles

in Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546541
eISBN:
9780191728600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546541.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When Aristotle's description of how the animal is moved in De Motu Animalium is considered in light of his discussion of passions ‘common to body and the soul’ in De Anima one is able to sketch in ... More


What Is Resurrection?

Outi Lehtipuu

in Debates over the Resurrection of the Dead: Constructing Early Christian Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724810
eISBN:
9780191792274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724810.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Understanding what “resurrection” means in different sources forms the keynote to the analysis of the early Christian resurrection debates. This chapter treats an array of early Jewish and Christian ... More


Medicalising enthusiasm

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 6 explores the medical debate on the nature and causes of religious enthusiasm that emerged with the scientific revolution. As Anglican ministers and divines increasingly resorted to a ... More


Soul and Body

Jacqueline Broad

in The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716815
eISBN:
9780191785382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716815.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mary Astell’s arguments concerning the true nature of the self ground her moral views about the cultivation of proper self-esteem, self-love, and self-satisfaction. This chapter examines her argument ... More


The Fate of the Flying Man: Medieval Reception of Avicenna’sThought Experiment

Juhana Toivanen

in Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 3

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743798
eISBN:
9780191821011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743798.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the reception of Avicenna’s well-known “flying man” thought experiment in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Latin philosophy. The central claim is that the argumentative role of ... More


Soul and Body: Traditional Archaeological and Textual Evidence for Soul-Body Dualism

Edward Slingerland

in Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190842307
eISBN:
9780190922955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842307.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents traditional archaeological and textual evidence against the strong soul-body holist position—that is, the claim that the early Chinese lacked any sense of a qualitative ... More


Anne Conway (1631–79)

Jacqueline Broad (ed.)

in Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190673321
eISBN:
9780190673369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673321.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter contains selected letters from the correspondence of Anne, Viscountess Conway, and the Cambridge Platonist and philosopher-theologian Henry More. The letters span the period from 1650 to ... More


A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left

Paul Buhle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223837
eISBN:
9780520936928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223837.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When he was summoned before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1951, Abraham Lincoln Polonsky (1911–1999) was labeled “a very dangerous citizen” by Harold Velde, a congressman from ... More


Is an Aristotelian Philosophy of Mind Still Credible? (A Draft)

M. F. Burnyeat

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay argues that the Putnam-Nussbaum thesis that modern functionalism is Aristotelian is false. It fails as an interpretation of Aristotle since it fails to notice that Aristotle’s conception ... More


The Creative Imagination: Unique Expression of Our Soul-Body Unity

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter engages in a philosophical exploration of the creative imagination in human beings, seeking to discern its basic structure and its significance for the understanding of what it means to ... More


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