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Calvin the Compatibilist

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/9780199532186.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although Calvin does not avow compatibilism in so many words, his views on providence and predestination, as well as his doctrine of the bondage of the will to sin and the need for efficacious grace, ... More


The ‘House of Nanak’—An Expression of Divine Grace: Guru Ram Das

J.S. Grewal

in History, Literature, and Identity: Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070740
eISBN:
9780199080427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Guru Ram Das’s bānī is incorporated in the Gurū Granth Sāhib in thirty Rāgs, in addition to the Rahirās and the Kīrtan Sohilā. His composition contains metaphors and similes, many of which relate to ... More


The ‘Becoming’ of Being

Charles Conti

in Metaphysical Personalism: An Analysis of Austin Farrer's Metaphysics of Theism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263388
eISBN:
9780191682513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263388.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the question of why‘becoming’-concepts are metaphysically preferable to a ‘theology of being’. It shows how Farrer revitalized ‘being’-talk on ordinary language premises while ... More


Deathbeds: Tokenography and the Science of Dying Well

Sarah Rivett

in The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835241
eISBN:
9781469600789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835241.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents deathbed testimonies containing evidence of faith. Ministers and laypeople tried to capture the essence of divine revelation in the moment before death, especially those of ... More


The Doctrine of Atonement

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter examines the Christian doctrine of atonement in relation to Judaism and Islam. Christianity firmly believes in atonement or the redemption of humanity by the suffering and death of ... More


Discerning Women

in Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762821
eISBN:
9780226762951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762951.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In early modern Europe, the guides for exorcists and the manuals for the discernment of spirits were addressed strictly to male clerics—theologians, Inquisitors, and exorcists. Their descriptions of ... More


Introduction

Bridget Morris (ed.)

in The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume II: Liber Caelestis, Books IV–V

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195166262
eISBN:
9780199868223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166262.003.0149
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Book V, also known as the Liber Quaestionum (The Book of Questions), comprises sixteen “interrogations,” each divided into questions and answers, and a number of separate “revelations” that are ... More


Erasmus vs. Luther: Philo-logos vs. Faith

John H. Smith

in Dialogues between Faith and Reason: The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449277
eISBN:
9780801463273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449277.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the debate between Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536) and Martin Luther (1483–1546) over the status of the free will. Erasmus claimed that the actions of human beings ... More


Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

John Newton

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0046
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Sound), a hymn composed by John Newton. Known for his preaching, Newton also devoted considerable time to writing hymns. His sermons often ... More


Introduction: Religion and Culture: Popular Culture and Religiosity

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter discusses the reforms made in the church and the eventual adaptation of the reformists's ideas triggered by Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor of theology at Wittenberg. ... More


The Spiritual Aspect

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the spiritual aspect of Tantra. Although Tantra is fundamentally ritualistic, it does not ignore other, more direct, ways to the divine. Devotion and mystical experience are ... More


Determining Divine Grace

Sarah Osborn

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Sarah Osborn's The Nature, Certainty and Evidence of True Christianity. In a Letter from a Gentlewoman in New-England, to Another Her Dear Friend, in Great ... More


Perceiving Things Divine: Towards a Constructive Account of Spiritual Perception

Frederick D. Aquino and Paul L. Gavrilyuk (eds)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198802594
eISBN:
9780191840883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802594.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Sensory language is commonly used to describe human encounters with the divine. Scripture, for example, employs perceptual language like ‘taste and see that the Lord is good’, ‘hear the word of the ... More


Rational Hope, Moral Order, and the Revolution of the Will

Andrew Chignell

in The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934409
eISBN:
9780199367740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934409.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Andrew Chignellconsiders Kant's views on how it can be rational to hope for God's assistance in becoming morally good. If I am fully responsible for making myself good and can make ... More


Natural versus Moral Necessity in the Will

Jonathan Edwards

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Jonathan Edwards's A Careful and Strict Enquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of Will, Which is Supposed to Be Essential to Moral Agency, ... More


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