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The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

George M. Young

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, a controversial school of Russian thinkers emerged, convinced that humanity was entering an advanced stage of evolution and must assume a new, active, ... More


Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: God in History

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the influence of Adam Ferguson's work on the religious philosophy of German philosopher Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. It aims to determine which of Ferguson's books influenced ... More


The “Conception of God” Debate: Setting the Stage for Royce's Personalism

Dwayne A. Tunstall

in Yes, But Not Quite: Encountering Josiah Royce's Ethico-Religious Insight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230549
eISBN:
9780823235919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230549.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents a brief history of the Royce–Howison debate in 1895 and reconstructs George Holmes Howison's critiques of Royce's mostly epistemic arguments for ... More


‘External Religion’ and its Dangers

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side': A Life of George Tyrrell

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267287
eISBN:
9780191683176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267287.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses George Tyrrell's External Religion, a small book of addresses he had given to Oxford undergraduates. External Religion sets out some of Tyrrell's most fundamental convictions. ... More


Politics and Experience: Bergsonism beyond Transcendence and Immanence

Philip Goodchild

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222063
eISBN:
9780823235605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Bergsonism concepts of politics and experience beyond transcendence and immanence. It suggests that the fundamental human relations that ... More


‘A Painful Process of Necessary Readjustment’

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side': A Life of George Tyrrell

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267287
eISBN:
9780191683176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267287.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Tyrrell's life from 1901 to 1903. After the embarrassed and dishonest avowal on the part of his superiors that there had been no ‘ban’, Tyrrell, now totally disaffected, ... More


Reconciling Sufism with Theology: Abū l-Wafā al-Taftāzānī and the Construct of ‘al-Taṣawwuf al-Islāmī’ in Modern Egypt

Andreas Christmann

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins by analysing al-Taftāzānī's construct of ‘al-Tasawwuf al-Islāmī’. It focuses on his discursive strategies by which he tried to harmonise the mystical experiences of Sufism with ... More


Aquinas and God: The Question of Natural Kinds

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the question about the relation of the existence of God to a consistent account of natural law theory, particularly in the writings of Thomas Aquinas. The confusion about this ... More


Philosophy and Christianity (An Hour with Pascal)

David Tracy

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the views of mathematician and Catholic philosopher Blaise Pascal on the relation between philosophy and Christianity. It states that like, other great ... More


Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Lawrence Moonan

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What can or can't God do? What flexibility is there in the precise manner by which he executes his decrees? This book is a radically new interpretation of one of the key concepts of medieval ... More


Postscript

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reviews the lessons on the ‘Beat’ – or ‘beatific’ – vision that was discussed in the previous chapters. It examines the relationship between the fifties writers and the sixties ... More


The Future of Philosophy of Religion, the Future of the Study of Religion, and (Even) the Future of Religion

Robert McKim

in Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198738909
eISBN:
9780191802089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738909.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter makes a three-part case for a more ambitious, more comprehensive, and richer philosophy of religion than that with which we are currently familiar, at least in the English-speaking ... More


Philosophia

Giovanni Ferretti

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter challenges the traditional conception of the way in which philosophy and theology are and should be related. It examines these disciplines insofar as they are ... More


An ‘Apostleship of Protest’

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side': A Life of George Tyrrell

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267287
eISBN:
9780191683176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267287.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter details the changes in Tyrrell's life following the election of Guiseppe Sarto as Pope Pius X in 1903. As soon as Pius X began his reign, repressive policies began to be prosecuted with ... More


Islam in South Asia: Quest for Pluralism

T. N. Madan

in Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065104
eISBN:
9780199080182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065104.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The person who did most to link Islam with the Enlightenment in India was Sayyid Ahmad Khan, who attempted to overcome the hiatus between faith and reason without abandoning the fundamentals of ... More


‘A l'école de Jack’

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side': A Life of George Tyrrell

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267287
eISBN:
9780191683176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267287.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Tyrrell's continued clashes with the Catholic Church. More confidently than ever, Tyrrell entered the fray against the theological rationalism that his experience in the ... More


Tree Worship in India

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter begins with a consideration of tree worship as a worldwide phenomenon, exploring the sentience of trees in such practices as the worship of oak trees in Europe. The specific worldview ... More


Bonaventure's Contribution to the Twentieth-Century Debate on Apophatic Theology

Theo Zweerman

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the contribution of Saint Bonaventure to the 20th century debate of apophatic theology. It suggests that that a case study on Bonaventure's work can be ... More


A Sense of Devotion: From the Parsonage to Theology (1875–1903)

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the formative years of Schweitzer’s childhood and school years and his time as a student. He was born and raised in French Alsace in a family of pastors and musicians, where at ... More


Phenomenology, Religion, and Incomprehensibility: Derrida and Marion

Gary Gutting

in Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199227037
eISBN:
9780191809781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227037.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Twentieth-century French philosophy had always been inclined towards an anti-religious mentality; religion was viewed as not something to be taken seriously. During the time of Foucault, Deleuze, and ... More


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