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The Salvific Spirit

Anthony Briggman

in Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641536
eISBN:
9780191738302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641536.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 6 analyzes, for the most part, the salvific role ascribed to the Holy Spirit in Against Heresies 5. This chapter contains a narrative that ties together many aspects of Irenaeus’ pneumatology ... More


Friedrich Schiller: The Citizen and the Dancer

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents an account of German philosopher Friedrich Schiller as a reader of Adam Ferguson's works. It analyses Schiller's place in the context of contemporary German discourse and the ... More


The Imitation of God: Maimonides on the Active and the Contemplative Life

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Moses Maimonides's philosophical reflections on active life and contemplative life. Maimonides struggles to reconcile the contemplative and the active ways of life. He accepts ... More


On Liberty: The Summum Bonum of Modern Liberalism

Robert Devigne

in Reforming Liberalism: J.S. Mill's Use of Ancient, Religious, Liberal, and Romantic Moralities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112429
eISBN:
9780300133905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112429.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses what can be gleamed from John Stuart Mill's On Liberty in relation to the topic of modern liberalism. Modern liberal thought does not center on human perfection or the best ... More


Maimonides in the Sultan’s Palace

Steven Harvey

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the paradox that is Maimonides’ life. The same thinker who taught that the true human perfection and the ultimate end of man is only achieved through solitude and isolation, ... More


From Shelomo Ben Yehoshua to Solomon Maimon

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In his autobiography, Salomon Maimons Lebensgeschichte, Solomon Maimon describes his own struggle for enlightenment and offers insights into Jewish religion and culture at a critical period in the ... More


Human Perfection in Byzantine Theology: Attaining the Fullness of Christ

Alexis Torrance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198845294
eISBN:
9780191880568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845294.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christian theology has from its inception posited a powerful vision of humanity’s ultimate and eternal fulfilment through the person and work of Jesus Christ. That said, how precisely to understand ... More


Maimonides’ Governance of the Solitary

Ralph Lerner

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the final section of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed, which states that the pursuit of human perfection is necessarily private. According to this account, man can become ... More


A Largely Unremarked Part of the Problem of Evil: The Problem of Mourning and the Felix Culpa View

Eleonore Stump

in The Image of God: The Problem of Evil and the Problem of Mourning

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192847836
eISBN:
9780191943218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847836.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains why there is a part of the problem of evil that would remain even if there were a successful theodicy. That is because there is something to mourn in the post-Fall world even if ... More


Introduction

Joel L. Kraemer (ed.)

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Moses Maimonides’ discourse. Was the ideal of human perfection theoretical or practical? For Maimonides, it appears, the ultimate vision vouchsafed ... More


Perfection at the Cost of Excellence: Implications of Disability-selective Abortions

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The wider implications of prenatal tests and disability-selective abortion in an already prejudiced society against persons with disabilities have been analysed in this chapter. Scientific ... More


Introduction

Menachem Kellner

in Must a Jew Believe Anything?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774495
eISBN:
9781800340398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774495.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter contains reflections on Jewish legitimacy in response to a growing crisis looming within the Jewry and Judaism. This crisis refers to the growing number of mutually ... More


On Caves and Histories: Strauss’s Post-Nietzschean Socratism

Richard L. Velkley

in Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852546
eISBN:
9780226852553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852553.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Leo Strauss’ account of the roots of his inquiries in the German situation of philosophy after the First World War. Strauss acknowledges that his greatest philosophic debt is ... More


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