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Human Destiny in Christianity

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/9780198269618.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter examines the view of Christianity on human destiny. It suggests that there are conflicting accounts of the life after death in Christian tradition. There are accounts which hold that ... More


Human Destiny in Judaism and Islam

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/9780198269618.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter examines the view of Judaism and Islam on human destiny. Judaism holds little interest in life after death but Jewish philosopher Maimonides has included in his list of basic beliefs ... More


Epilogue

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the religious thoughts and beliefs of certain philosophers. It does not offer a systematic theory of the philosophers' ... More


To the Galactic Center: From Earth to Eternity

George Slusser

in Gregory Benford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038228
eISBN:
9780252096037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the next four novels in Gregory Benford's Galactic Center series: Great Sky River (1987), Tides of Light (1989), Furious Gulf (1992), and Sailing Bright Eternity (1995). The ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois: Humans as Centers of Value and Creativity

Carol Wayne White

in Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269815
eISBN:
9780823269853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269815.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter four aims to show that aspects of W. E. B. Du Bois’s anti-transcendental approaches to black religiosity dovetail with the theoretical aspects of the sacred humanity concept. One way of ... More


Karma

Johannes Bronkhorst

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835705
eISBN:
9780824870256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835705.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Karma has become a household word in the modern world, where it is associated with the belief in rebirth determined by one's deeds in earlier lives. This belief was and is widespread in the Indian ... More


Resurrection and the Book of Watchers

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/9780199640416.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

Since the Book of Watchers (1 En. 1–36) can be dated to a compositional process that transpired in the third century BCE, the work anchors an early hope in human revivification at least a generation ... More


The Nineteenth-Century Perspective

Gerrit L. Verschuur

in Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195101058
eISBN:
9780197561232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195101058.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

If comets and asteroids have a habit of wandering dangerously close to the earth, why wasn’t the danger recognized a long time ago? It was. In fact, before the ... More


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