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Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Ara Paul Barsam

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Albert Schweitzer maintained that the idea of “Reverence for Life” came upon him on the Ogowe River as an “unexpected discovery, like a revelation in the midst of intense thought.” While Schweitzer ... More


 The New Quest for Schweitzer

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

It has been said that there is no ethics without meta‐ethics: too true, Schweitzer would say. The philosophical ground‐plan against which Schweitzer operates — particularly Schopenhauer's and ... More


 Conversations across a Doorway

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Engaging with reverence, far from being a peripheral subject, requires us to grapple with some frontline issues in theology and ethics. Few theologians have provided detailed analyses of Schweitzer's ... More


 Seeking the Kingdom

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Schweitzer's preoccupation with Jesus' eschatology is his overarching concern with the triumph of reverence over both the loss of ethics in human society (what he normally calls the “decay of ... More


 Rediscovering Lambaréné

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Contrary to the common view that reverence died in Lambaréné, modern theology, notably in its liberal Protestant and process forms, continues to be indebted to Schweitzer. In the telling confession ... More


 The Quest Goes On

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the last chapter we confront directly the challenges which Schweitzer's ethic poses to contemporary theology and ethics. Chief among these are the mystical apprehension of the value of life ... More


The Perfection of Wisdom

Dale S. Wright

in The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382013
eISBN:
9780199870332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on the perfection of wisdom, prajñāpāramitā. The second section seeks to articulate a ... More


Sacred Space

Paul Woodruff

in The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332001
eISBN:
9780199868186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332001.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Theater is the heir of a tradition that makes spaces sacred for religious ritual; only people who have been consecrated may enter such a space without transgression, that is, without a violation of ... More


The Emperor as Son of “tian” 《天子章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about the proper filial activities of the Emperor as the son of tian. According to Confucius, “The Emperor who loves (ai) his own parents would ... More


Post-Darwinian Visions of Divine Creation

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Beginning in the latter half of the nineteenth century, Darwinism had a varied impact on American sensibilities. John Muir, for example, studied science and accepted the transmutative premise of ... More


Imagined Worlds: The Lure of Numinous Exoticism

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Every landscape is exotic, from the standpoint of those who stand apart from it or cannot know it fully, so that encounters with strange or forbidding landscapes may have sacred rather than escapist ... More


Setting the Theme and Illuminating Its Meaning 《開宗明義章》‎1

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a brief conversation between Confucius and Master Zeng that sets the theme for the Classic of Family Reverence and extols the virtue of family reverence in both its personal and ... More


Clarendon: History, Religion, Politics

Blair Worden

in God's Instruments: Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570492
eISBN:
9780191739347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570492.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, was the foremost royalist statesman of his age and the writer of the most influential book on English history ever written, his ‘History of the Rebellion’ through ... More


The Scope of Ethics: Dialogue with Slote and Murdoch

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite the differences between Michael Slote and Iris Murdoch—and between them and the book's Neo-Confucian sources—Slote and Murdoch make excellent conversation partners on the subject of harmony, ... More


Learning to Look for Harmony

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

One recent trend in contemporary philosophy is thinking about the significance of the ancient practices that Pierre Hadot has labeled “spiritual exercises.” Just as philosophy was a “way of life” for ... More


Sages and Politics: A Way Forward

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter articulates a contemporary Confucian politics that allows the ideal of sagehood to inform both personal and public activities, without falling into the traps that have snared both the ... More


The Hereditary Lords 《諸侯章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about the family reverence of the hereditary lords. According to Confucius, hereditary lords who are not arrogant are not in jeopardy of being ... More


The Ministers and High Officials 《卿大夫章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are having a conversation about the family reverence of the ministers and high officials. According to Confucius, “If an article of dress is not sanctioned ... More


The Lower Officials 《士章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius is having a conversation with Master Zeng about the family reverence of the lower officials. According to Confucius, “The lower officials drawing upon their devotion to ... More


The Common People 《庶人章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about the family reverence of the common people. According to Confucius, “By making the most of the seasonal cycle (dao) and discriminating ... More


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