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The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

John Paul Lederach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book poses the question, “How do we transcend the cycles of violence that bewitch our human community while still living in them?” Peacebuilding, in the view of this book, is both a learned ... More


Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

Jennifer Glancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195328158
eISBN:
9780199777143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328158.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

Drawing on representations of bodies in sources from Paul to Augustine, this book focuses on the question of what is known in the body and demonstrates why that question is significant for a cultural ... More


On Stating the Problem and Thesis

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with presenting some background on the painting September 11 used on the cover of this book, which is by Russian artist Akmal Mizshakarol. It then presents the question posed by ... More


Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Vigen Guroian

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As the popularity of William Bennett's Book of Virtues attests, parents are turning more and more to children's literature to help instill values in their children. This book provides the perfect ... More


Epilogue: A Conversation

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This epilogue presents some notable quotes regarding peacebuilding and moral imagination.


On This Moment: Turning Points

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on why a wide range of authors in a wide range of disciplines used the phrase moral imagination as the title or subtitle of their books. Three keys have linked diverse authors to ... More


Embodying Slavery from Paul to Augustine

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195328158
eISBN:
9780199777143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328158.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

Social location is known in the body. Such deeply held bodily knowledge is rarely subjected to conscious moral scrutiny. Chapter 3 argues that from the days of Paul to the days of Augustine, the ... More


On Simplicity and Complexity: Finding the Essence of Peacebuilding

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the essence of peacebuilding. This essence is composed of a small set of disciplines, or practices, out of which the complexity of peacebuilding emerges. When held together and ... More


The Impregnable Word: Genre and Moral Imagination in the Prose Tale

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 1 argued for reading Job as a polyphonically structured book. This structure is primarily produced by juxtaposing sharply differing genres in such a way that they cannot easily be read as ... More


On the Gift of Pessimism: Insights from the Geographies of Violence

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses two questions: what do people who live in settings that are moving from war to peace teach us about the challenge of understanding the nature of genuine constructive social ... More


On Conclusions: The Imperative of the Moral Imagination

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that if we are to survive as a global community, we must understand the imperative nature of giving birth and space to the moral imagination in human affairs. We must face the ... More


The Place of Emotion and Moral Intuition in Normative Ethics

Robert Audi

in Moral Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156484
eISBN:
9781400846320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses emotion and intuition, and offers an illustration of how they arise in several moral domains as well as a sketch of the place of moral imagination in bringing both to bear on ... More


Freedom as Constraint: The Morality of Autonomy

Katerina Deligiorgi

in The Scope of Autonomy: Kant and the Morality of Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646159
eISBN:
9780191741142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646159.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4 draws some of the broader consequences of the anti-naturalist assumptions of the theory of autonomy defended here, by looking both at alternative readings of Kant and at broader questions ... More


Ethics in a World of Bad Faith

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter Six places Du Bois’s revised Talented Tenth as an extension of tragic soul-life. In this context, the Talented Tenth is a pragmatic model of how to exercise soul-beauty—the moral practices of ... More


“Consolations of God”: The Moral Imagination of the Friends

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the perspectives of the friends in the book of Job. Criticized ever since Elihu, they have fared particularly badly in 20th-century readings. Frequently, the friends are ... More


On Time: The Past That Lies before Us

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the moral imagination requires us to develop the art of living in multiple time and space spheres. Multi-dimensionality is present even in the moments of greatest crisis, ... More


Introduction

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter describes both the narrative and the argument of the book. It also glosses the subtitle, A History of the Moral Imagination, by setting out the method of this study. Rather ... More


Critical Curiosity: Genre and Moral Imagination in the Wisdom Dialogue

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396287
eISBN:
9780199852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the genre, “the wisdom dialogue”, examples of which are the Babylonian Theodicy and the book of Job. The most distinctive generic markers that serve to sort this group of ... More


John Dewey and the Moral Imagination: Beyond Putnam and Rorty toward an Ethics of Meaning

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of imagination in the moral philosophy of John Dewey, R. M. Hare, and Hilary Putnam. It argues that Dewey has the most fully developed view, one that opens up a ... More


Haunting Echoes: Tragic Soul-Life and the Souls of Our Ancestors

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter Two defines tragic soul-life in detail and place it within a tradition within Negro spirituals that Du Bois called the sorrow songs. Tragic soul-life sheds light on the moral vision behind Du ... More


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