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Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Jason A. Mahn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book deconstructs and reconstructs the fortunate Fall (felix culpa) theme of Western thought, using Kierkegaard as a guide. Dating back to the fifth century Easter Eve Mass, the claim that ... More


Introduction: Fault and Fallibility

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces the interconnected themes of fortunate Fall and fortunate fallibility and argues against the moralization of theological accounts of sin. While scholars such as David Kelsey ... More


Figuring a Fortunate Fall

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins to disambiguate various rhetorical functions of felix culpa: proclaiming the joy of salvation (the Easter vigil, Milton's Paradise Lost, Karl Barth), justifying past sin (Hegel ... More


God

John Leonard

in Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970: Volume I: Style and Genre; Volume II: Interpretative Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666553
eISBN:
9780191748967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666553.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that the debate about Milton’s God is triangular. Most critics have written as if there were a simple binary—God’s party vs. Satan’s, Miltonists vs. anti-Miltonists—but not ... More


“Plain and Precious Truths”: The Book of Mormon as New Theology, Part 1—The Encounter With Biblical Christianity

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Perhaps surprisingly, most readers saw the Book of Mormon as embodying – not contesting – doctrines of the Bible. Most distinctive beliefs associated with Mormonism are absent from the Book of ... More


Felicitas: Between Cross and Resurrection

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes how the existential via negativa mapped throughout this book (through human fragility, fallibility, and the possibility of offense) is nonetheless compatible with Christian ... More


‘[T]o see the work of God / Achieved for others’: Sacrifice, (Self)-Censorship, and Sacred Closet Drama

Jan-Melissa Schramm

in Censorship and the Representation of the Sacred in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198826064
eISBN:
9780191878176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826064.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Hone’s work exerted a profound influence over the nineteenth-century antiquarian and almanac traditions. Perhaps more importantly, his influence was also felt in the sacred dramatic literature of the ... More


Fifth Crossroad: Sin

Tzachi Zamir

in Ascent: Philosophy and Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695088
eISBN:
9780190695118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695088.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The conceptual puzzles plaguing original sin are discussed. Claims regarding sin as avoidance of gratitude (defended in earlier chapters) enable us to overcome these puzzles by endorsing an ... More


Conclusion: On Tragedy in the Nineteenth Century

Jan-Melissa Schramm

in Censorship and the Representation of the Sacred in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198826064
eISBN:
9780191878176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826064.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter suggests that all the works discussed in this study—both canonical and minor, composed in verse or in prose—ask profound questions about the nature of the tragic mode and its relation to ... More


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