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The Mission: Moral and Religious Formation

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores three issues: first, how the leaders of public schools have largely abandoned the teaching of religion but have worked at moral formation, and the difficulties they've ... More


The Future of Catholic High Schools

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Three things have to be achieved for Catholic high schools to flourish: clarity about their distinctive mission, care in the recruitment and formation of lay leadership and faculty, and a critique of ... More


Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

Mark D. Jordan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273782
eISBN:
9780823273836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273782.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book is an original reading of the Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas. It reads the main parts of the Summa backwards, starting from the conclusion, to discover Thomas’s purpose: the unification ... More


Introduction

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker

in Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine’s Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198804994
eISBN:
9780191843105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804994.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This is an introduction to the key themes of the book as well as to the scholarly context. It includes some notes on the translation of peregrinatio and its range of meanings, including (but not ... More


Second Persons: The Work of Identity Formation

Hilde Lindemann

in Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199754922
eISBN:
9780199349463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754922.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter describes how children learn to hold themselves and others in their identities. The concept of second nature is explained, with an examination of the central role played by language ... More


Conclusion: Trajectories and Trade-offs

Andrea L. Turpin

in A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter asserts that the United States has changed significantly since the 1830s, when American women first entered collegiate education. Both the antebellum period and the late ... More


Interlude

Larry L. Rasmussen

in Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199917006
eISBN:
9780199980314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917006.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The communities of moral formation needed for the hard transition to ecological civilization require laboratories of learning. When these are Earth-honoring, they are “anticipatory communities” that ... More


Humility and its Discontents

Kent Dunnington

in Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198818397
eISBN:
9780191859533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818397.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The most powerful critique of a radical Christian view of humility is the Humean critique, according to which proper pride is an essential aspect of moral formation and consistent moral action over ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker

in Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine’s Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198804994
eISBN:
9780191843105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804994.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This is a concluding reflection on how beauty and moral formation are integrally linked in Augustine’s pilgrimage image, as well as an exploration of the implications for interpreting Augustine’s ... More


Moral Responsibility without Basic Desert

Derk Pereboom

in Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685516
eISBN:
9780191765674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685516.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There are senses of moral responsibility other than the basic desert sense that the free will skeptic rejects, and this chapter develops such a notion in detail, with a focus on blame. When an agent ... More


A Notion of Moral Responsibility Immune to the Threat from Causal Determination

Derk Pereboom

in The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199998074
eISBN:
9780190238933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998074.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter sets out a notion of moral responsibility that incorporates the central features of the answerability conception advocated by T. M. Scanlon, Hilary Bok, and Angela Smith, and of Michael ... More


Virtue, Character, Moral Formation, and the Ends of Life

John Barton

in Ethics in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660438
eISBN:
9780191787270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660438.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

It is argued that much of the Old Testament is concerned with what may be called moral formation, the inculcation of good attitudes and habits of conduct, and that this brings it quite close to ... More


Philosophy, Theology, and Christian Virtue

Michael W. Austin

in Humility and Human Flourishing: A Study in Analytic Moral Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198830221
eISBN:
9780191869792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830221.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter contains a preliminary discussion of the importance and centrality of humility for the Christian moral life, and examines some initial ways of understanding the nature of this virtue, ... More


Neither Sin nor Paradox

Marc LiVecche

in The Good Kill: Just War and Moral Injury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197515808
eISBN:
9780197515839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515808.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 3 demonstrates how the just war tradition can help warfighters navigate the moral complexities of combat without compromising deeply held normative commitments. Drawing on the classical ... More


The Role of Purpose Among Emerging Adults

Kendall Cotton Bronk and Rachel Baumsteiger

in Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood: Positive Development During the Third Decade of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190260637
eISBN:
9780190672737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260637.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The present chapter is concerned with one particular facet of thriving during emerging adulthood: the commitment to a purpose in life. We situate purpose within the broader context of emerging adult ... More


Gender and Cultural Memory in A. S. Byatt’s “Jael”

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter analyzes A. S. Byatt’s short story “Jael,” from her collection Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice. The story evokes the Jael-Sisera tradition to develop several themes including the ... More


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