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Calvin at the Centre

Paul Helm

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532186
eISBN:
9780191714580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532186.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Calvin at the Centre explores the impact of various ideas on the thought of John Calvin and also that of later theologians who were influenced by him. The book therefore calls into ... 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


The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance

John E. Hare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269571
eISBN:
9780191683701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269571.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This book is about the gap between the moral demand on us and our natural capacities to meet it. The author starts with Kant’s statement of the moral demand and his acknowledgement of this gap. He ... More


The Creation Song

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Presents Maximus' understanding of the universe; the theme of the logoi of beings; immanence and participation; providence; and the Porphyrian Tree in relation to Maximus' cosmology.


Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Marking of the ‘signs of the times’ and the appointment of days for fasting and thanksgiving were characteristics of 17th-century Presbyterianism. Seceders and evangelicals in the 18th and 19th ... More


Samuel ibn Tibbon

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Despite the many difficulties presented by Ibn Tibbon’s discussion of the Book of Job in Ma’amar Yikkavu ha-Mayim, it is argued that with a close reading, his interpretation of Job can be deciphered. ... More


Gersonides

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a synopsis of Gersonides’ views on providence in his systematic work for the purpose of getting acquainted with the basic philosophical concepts that underlie his commentary ... More


Simon ben Ẓema ḥDuran

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Because Duran presents his systematic views on providence in his introduction to the commentary on Job, this chapter will deal with Duran’s thinking on this issue as part of the summary of the ... More


 The Heavens: Prediction and Providence

Peter Adamson

in Al-KindĪ

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows how al-Kindī interweaves ideas from Greek cosmology to give a theory that can explain the efficacy of astrology and how God’s providence is dispersed by means of heavenly ... More


The Teleological Ordering of the Family

Brent Waters

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the normative contours of the family with respect to its teleological and eschatological orientation toward broader spheres of social and political affinities. The principal ... More


The Church and the Family

Brent Waters

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the inherent tension between the church as eschatological witness and the family as providential witness. It is argued, however, that the distinctive and complementary nature of ... More


Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Jonathan Kvanvig (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century. ... More


 George Washington and Providential Agency

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although the religious convictions and practices of many presidents have been ignored, Washington’s have been closely scrutinized and endlessly debated. Some authors have portrayed the Virginian as ... More


 Abraham Lincoln: Saving the Last Best Hope of Earth

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like George Washington’s, Lincoln’s faith has been closely scrutinized, hotly debated, and often misunderstood. Both men attributed their success in war to divine providence, proclaimed days of ... More


Molinism: The Contemporary Debate

Ken Perszyk (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199590629
eISBN:
9780191731280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590629.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Molinism, named after the 16th century Spanish Jesuit Luis de Molina, re‐emerged in the 1970s after it was unwittingly assumed in versions of Alvin Plantinga's Free Will Defence against the Logical ... More


1 “Where Is Their God?”

Adiel Schremer

in Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter discusses the effects of the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, and the failure of the Bar Kokhba revolt in 135 CE, on the morale of Palestinian Jews, as reflected in earliest ... More


2 Conceptualizing <i>Minut</i>

Adiel Schremer

in Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter picks up the results of the previous one and suggests that early rabbinic literature constructs the doubts concerning God's power and providence, indeed His very being, as the heart of ... More


Providence and Freedom

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198267539
eISBN:
9780191600500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267533.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas maintains that God's mercy and love are aspects of his providence, but he has more to say about providence than that. In this chapter, his teaching on providence is examined, first ... More


 The Civil War: Redeemer President and Warrior Prophet: Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, and Evangelical Protestantism

Wayne Wei‐siang Hsieh

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the relationship between evangelical Protestantism and the American Civil War through the lives of Abraham Lincoln and William T. Sherman. The jeremiad script of evangelical ... More


 Christian Naturalism

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

William Bentley's Arminianism was hardly unique to him, but he also addressed other, more deep‐seated problems surrounding claims about God's attributes and God's power. These were problems that ... More


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