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Love's Gift

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Love is a gift to others, as well as a debt to them. Love is giving, rather than an exchange, and it is a giving that hides itself in sensitivity to the other's feelings. Love helps the other to ... More


Love's Transparency

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Transparency equals love of truth – the whole truth about self‐denial is that one can do nothing (without God) and that one can do everything (with God). The purpose of self‐denial is to reconcile ... More


Constructing an Ecclesial Community: Ambrose's Ethical Vision

Ivor J. Davidson

in Ambrose: De Officiis: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Two Volume Set)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199245789
eISBN:
9780191601453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245789.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

By the late 380s, Ambrose had emerged, to some extent, from the struggle to assert his authority that had marked his earlier years as bishop, though he still had enemies. De officiis is intended as a ... More


Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

David L. Weddle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814764916
eISBN:
9780814762813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764916.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Sacrifice is the cost of religion, paid in many ways, including donations, ascetic self-denial, prayer, fasting, mystical ecstasy, imitative suffering, ritual offerings, and martyrdom. Common ... More


“The Principal Remains for the Next World”: Delayed Gratification and Avoidance of Pleasure in Rabbinic Thought

Eliezer Diamond

in Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195137507
eISBN:
9780199849772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137507.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that the asceticism resulting from study dovetails with a general rabbinic tendency toward voluntary self-denial. This tendency is the result of the rabbinic belief in the world to ... More


Compassion and Selflessness

Bernard Reginster

in Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583676
eISBN:
9780191745294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of Nietzsche's chief objections to Schopenhauer's theory of compassion is that it rests on an indiscriminate devaluation of suffering. Another, more elusive, objection is that Schopenhauerian ... More


Children, Motherhood, and the Routinization of Pain and Sacrifice

Cecilia Menjívar

in Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267664
eISBN:
9780520948419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267664.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter concentrates on the San Alejo ladinas as mothers. It places emphasis on the self-denial and suffering their identity carries without relying on the uncritical binary of women as ... More


Feeling

John Corrigan

in Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226237466
eISBN:
9780226237633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237633.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Emotion is a key aspect of Christianity. The feeling of emptiness is an emotion. It has played an important role in the spirituality of persons throughout Christian history and is highly visible in ... More


Love and sex: McGahern’s personal and detached reflections

Tom Inglis

in John McGahern: Authority and Vision

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100566
eISBN:
9781526132321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100566.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While social scientists provide description and explanation of the institutions, discourses and long-term processes of social change that structure culture, McGahern gives his readers a sense of what ... More


Barnardo’s Bazaars: Desire and Restraint, Consumption and Self-Denial

Susan Ash

in Funding Philanthropy: Dr. Barnardo, Metaphor, Narrative and Spectacle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381397
eISBN:
9781786945433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381397.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter Five considers spectacle in Barnardo’s artfully constructed encounters with objects in his charity bazaars, analysing the notion of the Victorian consumer as a desiring agent in the context ... More


The Rise of the Holy Person in Late Antiquity

Aideen M. Hartney

in Gruesome Deaths and Celibate Lives: Christian Martyrs and Ascetics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675426
eISBN:
9781781380567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675426.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses asceticism, which involves the strict denial of the body's physical demands, such as the need for food and drink. It is manifested in behaviour which not only ignores those ... More


Self-Revelation and Self-Satisfaction in Montaigne and Descartes

Richard Strier

in The Unrepentant Renaissance: From Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226777511
eISBN:
9780226777535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777535.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In this chapter, the minds of Montaigne and Descartes are studied with the goal of exploring what rationales developed in each one to have them defend self-revelation and self-satisfaction. Both ... More


The Ontological Status of Will

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the ontological status of Arthur Schopenhauer’s doctrine of the will. It begins by addressing the question that has dogged Schopenhauer’s philosophy: how the will can be said to ... More


A life of death: Alfred Tennyson's ‘St Simeon Stylites’

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Alfred Tennyson's poem ‘St Simeon Stylites’, part of the second volume of Poems (1842) appears to exemplify religious madness made up from self-delusion. Using a first person monologue, it presents ... More


Ambition 1877–81

in Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226446998
eISBN:
9780226447018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447018.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jane Addams was clearly worried about how her sex would affect her ability to fulfill her ambition. She believed that women should claim a place for themselves in the “busy, active world” but she ... More


New Forms of Christian Holiness

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 5 is concerned chiefly with the distinctively Christian models of holiness offered by the founders of monasticism. It prefaces the examination of the lives of Antony and Pachomius with a ... More


Willing What God Wills: Eckhart and Aquinas

Eleonore Stump

in Atonement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198813866
eISBN:
9780191851605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813866.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter takes as its starting point the Thomistic interpretation of the doctrine of the atonement, on which the role of the atonement is to bring a human person into a life in grace; and it ... More


Grappling with a Tension: Love and the Self in Søren Kierkegaard

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 examines Kierkegaard’s thought on love and the self in order to better penetrate Tillich’s and Murdoch’s own ideas on the subject, which directly engage Kierkegaard and his more radical ... More


Kantian Moral Humility: Between Aristotle and Paul*

Robert B. Louden

in Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768714
eISBN:
9780190267599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768714.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the attempts to define Kantian humility, and the pitfalls thereof. One can indeed make a case for humility as one of the Kantian virtues, yet Kant’s discourses on humility are ... More


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