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Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More


The Coherence of Theism

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Investigates whether the claim that there is a God can be spelt out in a coherent way. Part 1 analyses how we can show some claim to be coherent or incoherent. God is supposed to be a personal being, ... More


 Divine Being and Becoming

Gloria L. Schaab

in Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195329124
eISBN:
9780199785711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329124.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 4 examines the impact of Arthur Peacocke's evolutionary cosmology, biology, epistemology, and methodology on Christian theology and demonstrates how these insights come to fruition in an ... More


Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 3

Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603213
eISBN:
9780191725388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This is the third volume of the Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion series. As with the first two volumes, these essays follow the tradition of providing a non-sectarian and non-partisan ... More


Worlds Enough: The Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel

Elaine Freedgood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193304
eISBN:
9780691194301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Now praised for its realism and formal coherence, the Victorian novel was not always great, or even good, in the eyes of its critics. As this book reveals, it was only in the late 1970s that literary ... More


The Homeric background

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' relationship with his major narrative model, Homer, whose techniques Herodotus appropriates and develops. Homer's depiction of motivation supplies a perspective in ... More


The Idea of God

Peter van Inwagen

in The Problem of Evil: The Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St Andrews in 2003

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199245604
eISBN:
9780191715310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245604.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers a more or less traditional list of the ‘divine attributes’. The following theses are defended: (i) this list represents an attempt to flesh out the Anselmian notion of a ... More


God as Supernatural Agent

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

in Supernatural Agents: Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380026
eISBN:
9780199869046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380026.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The anthropomorphic gods of the Israelite myths were gradually elaborated into the philosophical idea of a triune God. What remains the same in the various folk-psychological and theological ... More


Extrovertive Mystical Experience: Definition and Incidence

Paul Marshall

in Mystical Encounters with the Natural World: Experiences and Explanations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279432
eISBN:
9780191603440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279438.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Key questions about mystical experiences of the natural world are addressed.What are the experiences like? Some detailed accounts of extrovertive experience, and a feature list of their common or ... More


Modernity and the Mystical: Technoscience, Religion, and Human Self-Creation

Thomas A. Carlson

in Science, Religion, and the Human Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175325
eISBN:
9780199784707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175328.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay questions common assumptions about science as distinct from religion. Carlson starts by noting the intimate and practically inseparable connection between science and technology, arguing ... More


The Self‐Emptying of Love: Some Thoughts on Kenotic Christology

C. Stephen Evans

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Stephen Evans defends as religiously powerful and theologically legitimate, a ‘kenotic’ theory of the incarnation, arguing that some kind of divine ‘self‐emptying’ or ‘self‐limitation’ does justice ... More


Introduction: Making Mistakes

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction outlines the author's intentions in writing this book. This book, the Introduction says, is about mistakes, but not every single mistake. It presents instead an argument about the ... More


Some Blunders

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by looking at the social mistake in relation both to the novel and to the rather sudden appearance of the etiquette book in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. While ... More


Embarrassing Bovary

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a reading of the famous description of Charles Bovary’s cap in the early pages of Madame Bovary. Although the moment has been rightly understood as embarrassing for Bovary, ... More


Eternity and Personality

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is alleged that a timeless being could not act, or intend, or remember, and so could not be a person. R, C. Coburn, Richard Swinburne, and David Hume are cited. But the concept of a person can be ... More


Eternity, Immutability, and Omniscience

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Omniscience and indexicality of various types are discussed. Can an immutable God know what is happening to me? The indexicality objection to timeless omniscience is reduced to absurdity. ... More


Polynesia and Difference

Charles Forsdick

in Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The role of Polynesia in the French Empire was more strategic than economic, but its sensitive location was of great interest. Victor Segalen's own first ... More


‘An Outpost of Progress’: Distanced Authorial Narrative as Textual Concentration

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Joseph Conrad often started form a relatively isolated memory, an impression, an image; difficult even for him to foresee the eventual result of dramatization of the initial idea. In Conrad's fiction ... More


Divine Power, Goodness, and Knowledge

William L. Rowe

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam God is generally understood to be an eternal being, possessing maximal power (omnipotence), maximal knowledge (omniscience), and maximal goodness. This ... More


Intentional Operators

Graham Priest

in Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262540
eISBN:
9780191602672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262543.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Chapter 1 provides a world-semantics for intentional propositional operators. Impossible worlds of various kinds are deployed to ensure that the operators behave in various important ways; notably ... More


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