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Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book aims at clarifying what Christians mean when they call Christ ‘our Redeemer’. That entails asking: How did the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus transform humanity's relationship with ... More


Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Matthew Levering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book serves as an introduction to natural law theory. The Introduction proposes that natural law theory makes most sense in light of an understanding of a loving Creator. The first chapter then ... More


Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

Phillip Cary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336481
eISBN:
9780199868438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336481.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Rather than constituting a break with his Platonism, Augustine's doctrines of grace and free will are formed from the beginning by Platonist conceptions of happiness, wisdom, intellect, virtue, ... More


Introduction

Phillip Cary

in Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336481
eISBN:
9780199868438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336481.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

To bring the conceptual structure of Augustine's doctrine of grace into focus one must avoid several common strategies for minimizing his Platonism, such as assuming that no philosophy or religion ... More


Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Stefan Tilg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

No issue in scholarship on the ancient novel has been discussed as hotly as the origin of the Greek love novel, also known as the ‘ideal’ novel. The present book proposes a new solution to this old ... More


Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book situates Acts’ story of Stephen’s death within the emerging discourse of early Christian martyrdom, challenging the historicity of this narrative and arguing for its significance in ... More


Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Frisbee Sheffield

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is concerned with Plato's examination of the nature and aims of human desire, and the role that it plays in our ethical lives. For Plato, analysing our desires is a way of reflecting on the ... More


De Doctrina Christiana

Saint Augustine

R. P. H. Green (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263340
eISBN:
9780191601125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263341.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This is a completely new translation of the work that Augustine wrote to guide the Christian on how to interpret Scripture and communicate it to others, a kind of do‐it‐yourself manual for ... More


Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons

Bennett W. Helm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567898
eISBN:
9780191722387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Recent Western thought has consistently emphasized the individualistic strand in our understanding of persons at the expense of the social strand. Thus, it is generally thought that persons are ... More


Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

M. Jamie Ferreira

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This commentary on Søren Kierkegaard's Works of Love (1847), a series of 15 deliberations on the love commandment (to love one's neighbor as oneself), argues that Works of Love provides resources for ... More


Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology

Bernard Cooke

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195174519
eISBN:
9780199835119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174518.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Both the Hebrew Bible and Christian scriptures equate the Spirit of God with power. Power is a diverse phenomenon in human experience; several instances of power are examined here with the help of ... More


Conclusion: Romance in a Moralizing Culture

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter summarises the key findings of the book, arguing that the conception of masculine and feminine roles in the historico-realist romances of the later middle ages changed markedly from that ... More


Postscript

Bennett W. Helm

in Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567898
eISBN:
9780191722387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567898.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This Postscript reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters. It focuses on the individualist conception of persons, which has two central components: the egocentric conception of intimate ... More


Happiness and the Good Life

Mike W. Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Happiness in Good Lives explores happiness as an important dimension of fully desirable lives. Happiness is defined as loving one’s life, valuing it in ways manifested by ample enjoyment ... More


Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Simon Gaunt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval literature is fascinated with the idea that love may be a fatal affliction. Indeed, it is frequently suggested that true love requires sacrifice, that you must be ready to die for, from, and ... More


Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

First published in 1986, this ground-breaking work addresses two complex and very human emotions—love and erotic passion—as these appear in the great love stories of the world. Starting with the ... More


Concluding Remarks

Daniel Schwartz

in Aquinas on Friendship

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199205394
eISBN:
9780191709265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205394.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It attributes Aquinas' broadening of friendship to the unsuitability of Aristotelian friendship to accommodate successfully the Christian ideal of ... More


Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan und Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's ... More


True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book states that we live our lives through our emotions, and that it is our emotions which give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, ... More


Predestination: Biblical and Theological Paths

Matthew Levering

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604524
eISBN:
9780191729317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604524.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Why have Christian theologians returned again and again over the course of the centuries to the topic of predestination? This book argues that the reason for the recurrent interest in predestination ... More


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