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Providence and the Problem of Evil

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Unless he has very strong reason for supposing that there is a God, a theist needs a theodicy (or at least needs to begin to develop one) in order justifiably to believe that there is a God. Part 2 ... More


“Rare and Delectable Places”: Thoreau's Imagination of Sacred Space at Walden

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Walden Pond, the obvious focal point of Thoreau’s worship and spiritual discovery, qualifies thereby as a sacred place in the author’s celebrated account of “where he lived.” Thoreau’s ... More


Cosmos and Canon

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses so-called ‘Indo-European perceptions of the world, and their codification’. The first part deals with cosmology and cosmogony. The second part deals with the forms of ... More


Creation: Myth, Science, and Modernism

David Leeming

in Myth: A Biography of Belief

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Creation myths from several traditions – Zuni, Vedic, Christian, and Icelandic, for example – reveal several ways by which humans through the ages have attempted to identify themselves culturally in ... More


Religious Criticism

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Lays out a theoretical orientation that allows Friesen to compare the evidence for the imperial cult institutions of mainstream society with a visionary religious text like Revelation, which was ... More


Imperial Cults as Religion

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The four components of Lawrence E. Sullivan's comparative model allow us to summarize the role that imperial cults played in the polytheistic religious systems of Asia. Imperial cults had some ... More


Worship and Authority

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The cosmogony of Revelation manifests two strategies similar to those employed in imperial cults for the emperor. In both cases, the human is connected to a high God(s) of the tradition and the human ... More


Two Catalogues of Women

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages in which characters catalogue women or heroines (Iliad 14.315–28, Odyssey 11.225–329). In the first (Zeus recounts his past erotic conquests), the discussion ... More


God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Ray L. Hart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony challenges and contests traditional understandings of God in favor of a God in process: a God determinately unfinished. The author deconstructs and radically ... More


The Existence of God

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239635
eISBN:
9780191598609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239637.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book assesses the worth of arguments for and against the existence of God. Evidence confirms (makes more probable) a hypothesis that explains that (1) given the hypothesis, the evidence is to be ... More


Cosmogony and Colonialism: Charting Non-Places

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

in Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035390
eISBN:
9780813038933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035390.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter explores the two phenomena of cosmogony and colonialism and it does this by looking at Conrad's and Joyce's texts. In an attempt to explain the mechanism of political and military ... More


The Study of Nature as Vaishnava-Yoga

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Explains how and why the study of the natural world is important within the Bhāgavata Purāṇa’s theology and practice, arguing that the text sees the development of an analytic and quantitative ... More


/ Pacing the Void: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictée

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows how Cha's novel/poem Dictée, unquestionably the most important transpacific document of American Postmodernism has not been adequately contextualized within the explicit East Asian ... More


False Gods of Imperialism in Conrad

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

in Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035390
eISBN:
9780813038933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035390.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter looks closely at Conrad's texts and tries to analyze the subject of presence of false gods of imperialism prevalent in the texts. Occurrence of false gods in Conrad's writings points ... More


Introduction

Paul M. Blowers

in Drama of the Divine Economy: Creator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660414
eISBN:
9780191745980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660414.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This introductory chapter sets out a rationale for approaching the theology of creation in the early church comprehensively, as a “kaleidoscope” of various themes and emphases. It also identifies ... More


Philosophy in the Cosmogonies

Maria Michela Sassi

in The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the origins of Greek philosophy in the context of the cosmogonies. It begins with an analysis of Hesiod's poem Theogony, which describes the genealogies of the Greek gods and ... More


Creating Assyria in Its Own Image

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter proposes that practicing a consistent style, distinct from the varied stylistic practices of the Levant, helped to bolster Assyrian state consolidation as a community of culturally ... More


Pre-facing the Divine

Ray L. Hart

in God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Three principal words used in this book are God, being, and nothingness. How each of these words has its own potentiating force, and how each qualifies the others, is the problematic to be addressed. ... More


Cosmogony (Κοσμογονία‎): God and Creature

Ray L. Hart

in God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The notion of creatio ex nihilo arose in Western monotheisms to protect God the Creator from a coeval power, while leaving unthought the standing of the nihil. Severely qualifying the classical ... More


Critical-Systematic Core: The Meontic—in Methodology and in the Recasting of Metaphysics

Ronald Bruzina

in Edmund Husserl and Eugen Fink: Beginnings and Ends in Phenomenology, 1928-1938

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092097
eISBN:
9780300130157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092097.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses music as the Play of Being in its closest coming to that Absolute of Transcendent Form, the Absolute that lies originative in the coursing of humanity's living its world. It ... More


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