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Episodic Ethics

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some live their lives in a ‘Narrative’ and ‘Diachronic’ fashion. They intuitively feel they're the same self or person across long periods of time. Others live in a decidedly ‘non–Narrative’ and ... More


‘To a Lord for a Lettre Leue to Haue’: Lordly Conscience and the Friars in B 20 1

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter draws on variety of antimendicant sources, from chronicles to Wycliffite polemic, to examine Conscience's struggle with the friars at the end of Piers Plowman. Langland here returns to ... More


Cranmer’s Medieval Inheritance: Contrition as Repentance

Ashley Null

in Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270218
eISBN:
9780191683954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270218.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Thomas Cranmer was originally baptized into Catholicism in line with the beliefs in Western Christian teaching. In his youth, Cranmer was exposed to the penitential teaching in the English church ... More


Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance during the 1520s: Erasmian Penitence

Ashley Null

in Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270218
eISBN:
9780191683954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270218.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In the 1530s, Thomas Cranmer rejected the notion that penitential acts helped a sinner become worthy of forgiveness because of Erasmus's teachings. According to Erasmus, true Christianity was drawn ... More


Affectivity

Christina M. Gschwandtner

in Welcoming Finitude: Toward a Phenomenology of Orthodox Liturgy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286430
eISBN:
9780823288946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286430.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 focuses on the role of emotion, affect, mood, and disposition in liturgical experience. It briefly considers the ambivalent role pathos plays in the tradition and then goes on to focus on ... More


Confession: Catholics, Repentance, and Forgiveness in America

Patrick W. Carey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190889135
eISBN:
9780190889166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889135.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

Confession is a history of penance as a virtue and a sacrament in the United States from about 1634, the origin of Catholicism in Maryland, to 2015, fifty years after the major theological and ... More


The Furnace of Affliction, 1805–1823

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.6
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on an anonymous dialogue published in Sword of Justice, Wielded by Mercy. It was between Newgate prison inspectors and an inmate about to be released. Reflecting on the sentence ... More


‘Messages of the Soul’: Tears, Smiles, Laughter and Emotions Expressed by them in Byzantine Literature

Martin Hinterberger

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Both in real life and in literature, tears and laughter only rarely carry an ambiguous message: usually tears express sorrow, and laughter joy. This chapter investigates whether this is also the case ... More


Hooker and Stone Preach Conversion

Baird Tipson

in Hartford Puritanism: Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and Their Terrifying God

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190212520
eISBN:
9780190212544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212520.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

Despite a long interpretive tradition that sees Hooker as encouraging human initiative in conversion; close attention to his preaching discovers the opposite: humans were “passive” in the initial ... More


“I will choose what they ridicule”: The Theme of Suffering in Martin Luther’s First Theological Protests

Vincent Evener

in Enemies of the Cross: Suffering, Truth, and Mysticism in the Early Reformation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190073183
eISBN:
9780190073213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073183.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After discussing the interaction of concepts of humility and faith in Luther’s theological development up to 1517, this chapter analyzes Luther’s critique of indulgences and scholastic theology in ... More


Trent and Penance in the Colonial Period

Patrick W. Carey

in Confession: Catholics, Repentance, and Forgiveness in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190889135
eISBN:
9780190889166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889135.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

The Catholic penitential tradition in colonial America was influenced by the Council of Trent (1545–63), which was itself affected in part by the polemics of the Protestant Reformation. The entire ... More


Penitence for Bad Conscience in Pagans and Christians, First to Thirteenth Centuries

Richard Sorabji

in Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199685547
eISBN:
9780191765704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685547.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 5 shows Christ preferring private forgiveness or rebuke, but gave Peter and other disciples power to forgive sins or not. Church absolution through public penitence was initially designed to ... More


Preaching and the Liturgy

James Daniel Cook

in Preaching and Popular Christianity: Reading the Sermons of John Chrysostom

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198835998
eISBN:
9780191873362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835998.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 6 turns to the immediate setting of the sermon, its place within a corporate act of worship. Although a number of studies have drawn attention to the possibilities sermons present for ... More


Articulating Sin

David A. Lambert

in How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190212247
eISBN:
9780190212261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212247.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Confession is commonly assumed to be an expression of contrition. Actually, its basic formula, “I have sinned,” may not address a category of interiority at all. This chapter develops alternative ... More


A Popular Asceticism: Antoine Arnauld’s and Jeremy Taylor’s Doctrine of Repentance

Thomas Palmer

in Jansenism and England: Moral Rigorism across the Confessions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198816652
eISBN:
9780191858307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816652.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Jeremy Taylor cited Arnauld’s famous work on frequent communion in his Unum Necessarium of 1655, and made use of the French writer’s arguments in a later work, The Worthy Communicant. This chapter ... More


Quodlibet VIII

Turner Nevitt and Brian Davies

in Thomas Aquinas's Quodlibetal Questions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190069520
eISBN:
9780190069568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069520.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents Thomas Aquinas’s Quodlibet I, which dates from his second Parisian regency (the second time Aquinas functioned as a master in Paris). It contains Aquinas’s answers to questions ... More


Models of Emotionality in Action in Religious and Lay Sources on Criminal Justice

Lidia Luisa Zanetti Domingues

in Confession and Criminal Justice in Late Medieval Italy: Siena, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192844866
eISBN:
9780191937224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844866.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In Chapter 3, attention is paid to the way religious people presented emotions and Christian virtues, such as humility, penance, and mercy, as strategic and ‘manly’ tools to ensure that conflicts ... More


Forgiveness as Renunciation of Moral Protest

Derk Pereboom

in Forgiveness and Its Moral Dimensions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190602147
eISBN:
9780190602178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190602147.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, Derk Pereboom defends the claim that forgiveness is essentially the renunciation of a stance of moral protest. Forgiveness need not be preceded by actual resentment or by any angry ... More


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