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Conclusion

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the varying views of different religions on human nature and destiny. The analysis of four main religious views and one non-religious ... More


Turning the world upside down

Caroline Humphrey

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter introduces a radical approach in examining the differences between world-views and their impact for research in the social sciences and practice in caring professions. The first section ... More


Rethinking palliative care: A social role valorisation approach

Paul Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349217
eISBN:
9781447303244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349217.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This book's message is that palliative care does not deliver on its aims to value people who are dying and make death and dying a natural part of life. The book draws from wide social-science ... More


Suffolk and the Tudors: Politics and Religion in an English County 1500–1600

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229148
eISBN:
9780191678868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229148.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This study throws new light on the relationship between the counties and central government from 1500 to 1600 and on the changing political and religious views of both gentry and people at the time ... More


Studying religion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Maria Frahm-Arp

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In Sub-Saharan Africa, changes in the high rate of HIV/AIDS infection, economic instability, unemployment, and religion were spurred by the rise of African independent churches to the current ... More


Europe

Matthew J. Grow

in "Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136104
eISBN:
9780300153262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136104.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on Thomas L. Kane's travel to Europe between 1840 and 1844. It explains how exposure to European culture widened Kane's horizons, transformed his religious view, and led him to a ... More


Struggle

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about John Stuart Blackie's struggles after several years abroad and arrival in London at the beginning of November 1831. On his return to Scotland it was clear that his religious ... More


Religion

Alexander Gillespie

in International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713456
eISBN:
9780191781896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713456.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the role of religion in the environmental protection debate. Religion is still a very persuasive force in international discourse. At the global level, religion remains to be ... More


Philosophy as a Religious Point of View

Gordon Graham

in Wittgenstein and Natural Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713975
eISBN:
9780191782237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713975.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter moves to consider three approaches to “Wittgenstein on religion” that pursue a different kind of line. These are found in the work of Norman Malcolm, Phillip R Shields, and James C. ... More


War's Purpose

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter tells the story of one northerner who had never joined a church or even declared himself a Christian. He had begun to look at the whole relationship between divine and human intent with ... More


Does Submission to God's Will Preclude Biotechnological Intervention?: Lessons from Muslim Dialysis Patients in Contemporary Egypt

Sherine F. Hamdy

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a critique of the (Orientalist-derived) notion of Islamic fatalism through an ethnographic study of devout Muslims in contemporary Egypt and their flexible attitudes concerning ... More


Joseph Andrews and the Great Laughter Debate

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the spring of 1741, Henry Fielding made the decision to distance himself from his reputation for profanity, low humor, and spiteful personal satire. Joseph Andrews was the project through which he ... More


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