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Lessing's Basic Thought in The Education of the Human Race

Toshimasa Yasukata

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144949
eISBN:
9780199834891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144945.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Explicates Lessing's basic thought as set forth in his theological and religious‐philosophical manifesto, The Education of the Human Race. A meticulous and thoroughgoing analysis of the text unravels ... More


Christ’s Relationship to the Human Race

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ: An Essay in Analytic Christology

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261988
eISBN:
9780191682278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues in defence of traditional Christology against criticism concerning Incarnation and Jesus Christ’s relationship to the human race. It suggests that it is impossible to assert a ... More


Decoupling Behavior from Nature

Carl N. Degler

in In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195077070
eISBN:
9780199853991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the shift in the study of nature towards the issue of social and environmental factors. This shift led to the abandonment of the sexual explanations for differences in human ... More


The Precept of Marriage and Sufficient Multiplication

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

Peter Brown's The Body and Society delineates the ideal of sexual renunciation in early Christianity, traced through the writings of the Greek and Latin fathers. Interwoven with this theme is the ... More


Perfectible Apes in Decadent Cultures: Rousseau’s Anthropology Revisited1

Robert Wokler and Christopher Brooke

Bryan Garsten (ed.)

in Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147888
eISBN:
9781400842407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The diffusion of Rousseau's influence over the past two centuries has been so wide and so substantial that hardly a subject or movement appears to have escaped his clutches. Rousseau perceived a ... More


The Paragon of Animals

J. David Archibald

in Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines how perceptions of our place in nature evolved over time as we discovered and attempted to understand the vast living and nonliving world that surrounds and defines us. How the ... More


F. D. Maurice and Unitarianism

David Young

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263395
eISBN:
9780191682520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263395.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

F.D. Maurice (1805–72) was one of Victorian Britain's most controversial thinkers. Although he came from a Unitarian family and counted leading Unitarians as his friends, their influence on his work ... More


The Linguistic Creation of Man: August Schleicher and the Missing Link in Darwinian Theory

Robert J. Richards

in Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History of Evolutionary Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226058764
eISBN:
9780226059099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059099.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the Origin of Species, Darwin briefly compared the descent of human races with the descent of language and suggested that natural selection might explain both. His great friend, Charles Lyell, ... More


The Drink Problem

in Visions of Filth: Deviancy and Social Control in the Novels of Galdos

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237181
eISBN:
9781846314384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237181.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how ‘controlling’ discourses on the issue of drinking in Spain during the late nineteenth-century were reflected in Benito Pérez Galdós' novels Fortunata y Jacinta and Angel ... More


Bengel and the Classification and Racialization of Texts

Yii-Jan Lin

in The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190279806
eISBN:
9780190279820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279806.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses Bengel, known as the father of modern textual criticism, who proposed the classification of texts into “families, tribes, and nations” in order to better adjudicate between ... More


You can'T get here from there: The Logical Paradox of Hindu Creation Myths 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In creation myths, the problem of the beginning of life out of non-life is addressed at three levels: creation of the universe, of the human race, or of the individual human being, the embryo. ... More


Emerson as Journalist

Joel Porte

in Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Ralph Waldo Emerson's Representative Men, a collection of his seven lectures that was published in 1850. It suggests this collection provides representative figures from ... More


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