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Divine and Human Agency and the Workings of Causality

Silvianne Aspray

in Metaphysics in the Reformation: The Case of Peter Martyr Vermigli

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197266939
eISBN:
9780191953842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266939.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focusses on Peter Martyr Vermigli’s anthropology. It shows that in his commentary on Aristotle’s Ethics and in selected scholia from his Old Testament commentaries, Vermigli sometimes ... More


Materialism and Dualism

Peter Forrest

in Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter rejects reductive materialism (in favour of moderate materialism), as are various kinds of dualism. It discusses the correlation of the mental with the physical, together with the qualia ... More


Prophecy and Gender

Martti Nissinen

in Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808558
eISBN:
9780191846083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808558.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter demonstrates that prophecy was a gendered phenomenon, but the prophetic role was not generally gender-specific, which is remarkable in the patriarchal cultures within which prophecy ... More


Divine Agency and Contemporary Neo-Thomism

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume I: Exploring and Evaluating the Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786504
eISBN:
9780191828706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786504.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, the author explores the severe criticism directed at those who would talk of God as a being, or a person, and therefore also as an agent. The author engages the work of Thomist ... More


Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

William J. Abraham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book builds upon the groundwork laid in the first volume, where it was established that no generic concept of action will suffice for understanding the character of divine actions explicit in ... More


“The Messenger of Great Counsel”: A Trinitarian Theology of Revelation

Matthew R. Crawford

in Cyril of Alexandria's Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198722625
eISBN:
9780191789328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722625.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter’s argument centers on a conundrum. Cyril espouses a very traditional theology of the Son making the Father known, emphasizing the agency of the Son as revealer, which initially appears ... More


Happiness and Its Discontents in the Psalms

William P. Brown

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book of Psalms is replete with lament and complaint over suffering. Even so, it is also full of beatitudes and happy- (or ʾašrê-) sayings so that it can be seen as a “guide to the blessed life.” ... More


Divine Action and Pneumatology in the Cappadocians

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Building on the work of the previous chapter, where it was shown that Athanasius held that actions make manifest the identity and nature of the agent who performs them, the author turns to the ... More


Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

William J. Abraham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198786528
eISBN:
9780191828805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Volume III of Divine Agency and Divine Action articulates a vision of systematic theology focused on divine action from creation to eschatology. Volume I developed the foundational conceptual work by ... More


Introduction: Orientation

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This introduction forms the bridge between the first and second volumes. The author points us back to his argument in Volume One that a central mistake in debates about divine agency and divine ... More


Agential-Being Models of Ultimate Reality

Wesley J. Wildman

in In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198815990
eISBN:
9780191853524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815990.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Agential-being models of ultimate reality affirm that ultimate reality is an aware, agential being. The Central Result of the scientific study of religion—that human beings will spontaneously create ... More


Bearing with the Divine Wisdom of the Ages: The Divine Inspiration of Scripture

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

One significant divine action borne out in the pages of the New Testament is the divine inspiration of Scripture, attested most clearly in 2 Timothy 3:16. The author asks what set of divine actions ... More


Epilogue

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The author briefly examines why “special” divine action came under fire in the modern period, and suggests that the problems with the contemporary debate about divine action in analytic philosophy ... More


Passivity, Agency, the Gift, and God

Joel Robbins

in Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198845041
eISBN:
9780191880407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

This chapter argues that theological claims about humanity can open up a new realm of thought for anthropology. This point is illustrated by considering Lutheran theological discussions of the role ... More


Divine Universal Causality and Libertarian Freedom

W. Matthews Grant

in Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198743958
eISBN:
9780191803956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743958.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the traditional doctrine of divine universal causality (DUC), God directly causes all being distinct from himself, with the implication that God directly causes all creaturely actions. ... More


Divine Action, Grace, and Human Agency

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume IV: A Theological and Philosophical Agenda

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198786535
eISBN:
9780191828812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786535.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter illumines the old problem of the relation of human freedom to divine grace by looking at it from the perspective of God as an agent. The traditional problem of freedom and grace is this: ... More


Dancers Dancing

Aditya Malik

in Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment: Oral Narratives from the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325092
eISBN:
9780190231903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325092.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 7 presents and discusses narratives relating to the origin and emergence of dancers and priests involved in the performance of jāgars. This chapter also contains an ethnographic account of a ... More


Challenging Exclusionary Inclusion: Sikh Women, Religious Community, and Devotional Acts

Natasha Behl

in Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence in Democratic India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190949426
eISBN:
9780190949457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949426.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

Chapter 5 uses interview and participant observation data to demonstrate how Sikh women uphold and resist exclusionary inclusion in religious community. Sikh women often struggle to escape ... More


Conclusion: Anthropology, the Secular, and Transformative Dialogue

Joel Robbins

in Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198845041
eISBN:
9780191880407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845041.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

The conclusion considers what the limits to transformative dialogue set by different theological and anthropological understandings of human and divine agency suggest for the future of the ... More


Studying Resurrection Today

C. D. Elledge

in Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199640416
eISBN:
9780191822872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640416.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

This chapter defines the parameters of the concept of resurrection in early Judaism and charts its reception within various literary genres. Within a diverse conceptual environment of attitudes ... More


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