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To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

James Davison Hunter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how ... More


The Groundwork for an Alternative Way

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians are called to relate to the world within the dialectic of affirmation and antithesis. If there are benevolent consequences of our engagement with the world, it is precisely because it is ... More


Toward a New City Commons

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians are to maintain their distinctiveness as a community in a manner that serves the common good. A theology of faithful presence calls Christians to enact the shalom of God in the ... More


Defining Conversion

John G. Stackhouse

in Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Because apologetics is located within the larger context of Christian mission and conversion, a proper understanding of the nature of conversion is the first crucial step toward defining apologetics. ... More


The Safedian Revolution: Before Safed: A Brief Overview

Jonathan Garb

in Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the earliest roots of modern Kabbalah's psychology within and without the Jewish world. It then surveys the revolution in psychological thought in the sixteenth through ... More


“A Time for War and a Time for Peace”: Teaching Religion and Violence in the Jewish Tradition

Michael Dobkowski

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines violence, war, and power in Judaism and argues that Judaism has developed a range of perspectives on these issues. Certainly there is violence in the Hebrew Bible, most notably ... More


The Akedah Model

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter states how Abraham’s story and the Akedah Model are relevant to the study of Job as a historical counterfeit. It discusses how Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac and how his ... More


The Sword of Truth in a Sea of Lies: The Theology of Hate

Michael Jessup

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on how hate organizations theologically frame race and ethnicity, and provides a biblical response to hate theology. In particular, it describes white hate groups, examining ... More


Holy Language, Holy Place: To Franz Rosenzweig

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this tribute to Franz Rosenzweig, the author talks about a mosque where Moslems praise the Lord on a daily basis. The Dome of the Rock has come to symbolize Jerusalem, but the author says “we ... More


Shalom, Arama, and Yaveẓ

Menachem Kellner

in Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought: From Maimonides to Abravanel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113218
eISBN:
9781800340374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113218.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers three figures who have written on the principles of Judaism. All of them are late fifteenth-century Spanish Jews, who each composed theological works in which dogmatic questions ... More


Reconciliation in the Jewish Tradition

Daniel Philpott

in Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827565
eISBN:
9780199949779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827565.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a justification for the ethic of political reconciliation from the Jewish tradition. It seeks to show how the Jewish tradition provides a grounding for the concepts of ... More


The Other

Viola Shafik

in Popular Egyptian Cinema: Gender, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160530
eISBN:
9781617970108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160530.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Black-British scholar Stuart Hall clarified that the notions of difference and the “Other” are widely considered constitutive, on the linguistic, social, cultural, and the psychic level, of something ... More


Denial, Dogma, and the Heroic Myth

karin lofthus carrington and susan griffin

in Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251021
eISBN:
9780520949454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251021.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter deals with denial, dogma, and the heroic myth; three subjects that are interconnected, both historically and psychologically. Jointly these habits and assumptions shape and limit ... More


Naphtali Herz Wessely and the Cultural Dislocations of an Eighteenth-Century Maskil

Edward Breuer

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Naphtali Herz Wessely, who was best known for his book Divrei shalom ve'emet (Words of Peace and Truth). Regarded as the formative text of the Haskalah, this book was a ... More


Habad Approaches to Contemplative Prayer, 1790-1920

Naftali Loewenthal

in Hasidism Reappraised

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774204
eISBN:
9781800340787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774204.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the dialectic implicit in popularizing a contemplative approach to prayer. A system of contemplation suitable for an élite group of men of stature may well need modification ... More


A Time for War, and A Time for Peace

J. Leonard Levy

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates a sermon by J. Leonard Levy, delivered immediately after American entry into World War I. Despite his German sympathies, he supported Wilson's call for American neutrality ... More


Yitshak Abulafia’s Troubled Path to Rabbinic Office in Damascus

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Rabbi Yitshak Abulafia's struggle against the extended family of Rabbi Shalom Moses Hai Gagin of Jerusalem and the gevir Shemaiah Angel of Damascus. Rabbi Ephraim Mercado ... More


Journalist versus Advocate

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts begins to offer his first writing at length about the experience of lesbian women via “Conduct Unbecoming.” Shilts’s new book further unpacks cultural beliefs about the roles of men and women ... More


The Jerusalem Years, 1911–1914

Anita Shapira

in Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785273
eISBN:
9780804793131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785273.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Brenner moved to Jerusalem in 1911, where he stayed until the outbreak of World War I. He worked for Ha'ahdut, the organ of a Zionist Marxist party, Poalei Zion, a much more ideologically oriented ... More


Who's Who on the Playing Field

in Culture and Management in the Americas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760140
eISBN:
9780804771146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760140.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the collective attitudes that shape national character factors and the factors underlying cross-cultural management, focusing on the works of Shalom Schwartz, Geert Hofstede, ... More


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