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The Uses of Belief in God

Mitchell Silver

in A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226818
eISBN:
9780823236565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226818.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter enumerates all of the things that belief in any God might be expected to accomplish, things that belief in the old God did accomplish. The uses of a belief in ... More


Someone to Watch Over Me

Mitchell Silver

in A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226818
eISBN:
9780823236565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226818.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the solace and hope one can have from a new God and tries to examine things from God's perspective. It argues that the security that comes with ... More


Indian Sacrifice in an Age of Progress

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how the diversity of Indian tribes was reflected in their different responses to the daunting transformation of their circumstances; for instance, by the turn of the twentieth ... More


The Massacre of the Innocents: infanticide and solace in the seventeenth-century Low Countries

Stijn Bussels and Bram Van Oostveldt

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter a specific body will take centre-stage: the body of the child. Focusing on both theatre and visual arts in the Dutch Republic this contribution will discuss the most cruel and ... More


The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy

Jeffrey Green

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190215903
eISBN:
9780190600679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215903.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

In this sequel to his prize-winning book, The Eyes of the People, Jeffrey Edward Green draws on philosophy, history, social science, and literature to ask what democracy can mean in a world where it ... More


Solace for the Plebeian: The Idea of Extrapoliticism

Jeffrey Edward Green

in The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190215903
eISBN:
9780190600679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215903.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter addresses how plebeian citizens might prevent their second-class political status from altogether darkening the experience of their lives. Drawing on Homer, Herodotus, Plato, and ... More


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