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Ethical Reflection and Instruction

Gerald McKenny

in The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth's Moral Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199582679
eISBN:
9780191722981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582679.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

How and by whom is it decided which among the possible courses of action available to the agent in a situation of choice is the one that God commands? This question is made both difficult and urgent ... More


Homo Fictor Deorum Est: Envisioning the Divine in Late Antique Divinatory Spells

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter starts by examining the fact that for most of Greek history, gods’ visits to humans were hard to discern--one never could be sure when or if a god were present, even within divinatory ... More


Angel Awakenings

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter considers experiences of mystery and miracle. It states that miraculous experiences help reassure people that there is more to life than meets the eye, and presents several examples of ... More


Halakhic Change and Meta-Halakhah

Chaim I. Waxman

in Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about a prominent English theologian named Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs, who asserted that the Torah is the result of the divine–human encounter through the ages. It clarifies current ... More


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