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Why Believe in a Suffering God?

Paul S. Fiddes

in The Creative Suffering of God

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263470
eISBN:
9780191682568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The belief that God is a suffering God has become compelling for recent theology. Centuries of traditional belief about the impassability and the immutability of God have been overturned in this age. ... More


The Nature of Suffering

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses suffering and the nature of suffering, which has been given little attention despite the fact that physicians are obligated to relieve human suffering. The majority of the ... More


The Question of Shared Human Sensibility

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

If animal pain was discounted by vivisectionists in the face of physiological knowledge, then the pain of particular groups of humans could also be ... More


Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Concepts and Issues

RAIMO VÄYRYNEN

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the concepts and issues related to the so-called complex humanitarian emergencies. It explains that complex humanitarian emergencies are the ultimate manifestation of the ... More


The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257461
eISBN:
9780191598616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257469.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead involved a violation of natural laws, and so could have happened only if natural laws depend for their operation on God, who set them aside on this ... More


The Plot of Suffering

David B. Morris

in Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208698
eISBN:
9780520926240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208698.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

There is no doubt that AIDS has reshaped the postmodern era. No contemporary affliction illustrates better than AIDS how the biology of human illness intersects with cultural practices that ... More


Divine Awareness and Bliss

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

Some views of divine perfection require that God should be unaware of suffering in any experiential sense. For such awareness would lessen the quality or intensity of the divine bliss, and make the ... More


An Age of Human Rights?

Upendra Baxi

in The Future of Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690439
eISBN:
9780199081059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690439.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Much of the twentieth century of the Christian Era, especially its latter half, is hailed as the Age of Human Rights. In some ways, human rights sociolect emerges, in this era of the end of ideology, ... More


The Argument by Human Suffering

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the argument that human rights are Western in the way in which it construes human suffering. The emphasis on civil rights and the neglect of social and economic rights seem ... More


Expelling the Germans: British Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context

Matthew Frank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233649
eISBN:
9780191716294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233649.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book focuses on how Britain perceived the mass movement of German populations from Poland and Czechoslovakia at the end of the Second World War. Drawing on a wide range of British archival ... More


What is Living and Dead in Relativism?

Upendra Baxi

in The Future of Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690439
eISBN:
9780199081059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690439.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The assertion that ‘contemporary’ human rights are ‘universal’ has come under attack from the standpoints of relativism, anti-foundationalism, and multiculturalism. The idea of the universal in human ... More


Are Human Rights Enough?

Oche Onazi

in Human Rights from Community: A Rights-Based Approach to Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748654673
eISBN:
9780748693870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654673.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter singles out and discusses a particular problem – largely overlooked by dominant communitarian critiques of liberalism – with human rights through the writings and insights of Simone ... More


Human Rights Movements and Human Rights Markets

Upendra Baxi

in The Future of Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690439
eISBN:
9780199081059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690439.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines whether specific forms of collective social action named as practices of human rights activism amount to a ‘social’ movement and, if so, how we may understand the relation ... More


Two Notions of Human Rights: ‘Modern’ and ‘Contemporary’

Upendra Baxi

in The Future of Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690439
eISBN:
9780199081059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690439.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

It is important to identify at the outset the strong and the weak hegemonic claims in the stories of the origin of human rights. The strong claim (the ‘impossibility thesis’) insists that human ... More


War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

E. Wayne Nafziger, Frances Stewart, and Raimo Väyrynen (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Civil wars in developing countries are amongst the most significant sources of human suffering in the world today. Although there are many political analyses of these emergencies, this text studies ... More


Too Many or Too Few Human Rights?

Upendra Baxi

in The Future of Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690439
eISBN:
9780199081059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690439.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Do we have too many human rights enunciations, resulting in overproduction of human rights standards and norms? What ‘politics of production’ and ‘production of politics’ informs human rights ... More


Altruism and Suffering in the Context of Cancer: Implications of a Relational Paradigm

Madeline Li and Gary Rodin

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0107
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Altruism is most often defined as unselfish concern for others. This can be considered pathological when it is judged to be excessive and self-damaging, although such judgments are inevitably ... More


The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Jonathan Lamb

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book draws on the book of Job as a touchstone for the contradictions and polemics that infect various 18th century works — poetry, philosophy, political oratory, accounts of exploration, ... More


Talking with Philosophers: How Philosophers Discuss Farm Animal Welfare

F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk

in Compassion, by the Pound: The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199551163
eISBN:
9780191808593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551163.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explains the opinions of philosophers on farm animal welfare. Many philosophers use ethical reasoning in their arguments, arguing that there are inconsistencies in how people perceive ... More


Paying for the War: Economic Policy in Poor Countries Under Conflict Conditions

Valpy FitzGerald

in War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Macroeconomic policy in wartime is concerned with reducing human suffering, particularly in poor countries where a large proportion of the population is near or below the poverty line. This chapter ... More


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