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World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

Michael C. Rea

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247608
eISBN:
9780191601804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247609.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophical naturalism has dominated the Western academy for well over a century. However, there is an important sense in which naturalism's status as orthodoxy is without rational foundation. ... More


The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Linnie Blake

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the ways in which the unashamedly disturbing conventions of international horror cinema allow audiences to engage with the traumatic legacy of the recent past in a manner that has ... More


The Christian Revolution

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This first chapter of the book introduces the transformation that is occurring in Christianity worldwide. It describes how, over the past century, the center of gravity of the Christian world has ... More


Reasons for doubt

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The book begins with an honest look at the modern predicament for faith. Christianity is based on the belief that behind all things there exists an ultimate reality that in some sense intended us to ... More


Undead Ghosts and Living Prey: Fantasy and Horror

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the mental mechanisms that evoke fascination with film types such as fantasy and horror. It first discusses general reasons for the salience of fantastic and counterintuitive ... More


Global Awakenings: Divine Healing Networks and Global Community in North America, Brazil, Mozambique, and Beyond

Candy Gunther Brown

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Global Awakening (GA), founded by Randy Clark of the “Toronto Blessing,” headquartered in Pennsylvania, active in thirty-six countries, prominently Brazil, Mozambique, and India, exemplifies ... More


Afterword

Candy Gunther Brown

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Rather than replacing one litmus test (glossolalia or Prosperity) with another (healing), these essays generate and set the agenda for a new program of scholarly inquiry into some of the most ... More


Supernaturalistic Explanations

Phillip H. Wiebe

in Visions of Jesus: Direct Encounters from the New Testament to Today

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126693
eISBN:
9780199853366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126693.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter scrutinizes various explanatory proposals, either specifically for Christic apparitions or for apparition phenomena in general. It considers explanations suggesting transcendent causes, ... More


Belief and Behaviour

DAVID J. BARTHOLOMEW

in Uncertain Belief: Is it Rational to be a Christian?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270140
eISBN:
9780191683923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270140.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes on how these supernatural or religious beliefs are reasonable enough for people to allow this supernaturalism to affect their behaviour, especially in terms of commitment. It ... More


Science, Secularization, and Privatization: A Concluding Note

Ronald L. Numbers

in Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320374
eISBN:
9780199851379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320374.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter tries to disentangle the threads of secularization and privatization. Some scholars have taken the disappearance of God-talk from scientific publications as evidence of the secularizing ... More


Supernaturalism

Michael C. Rea

in World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247608
eISBN:
9780191601804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247609.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Supernaturalism is a research programme wherein one takes at least the methods of the natural sciences and religious experience as basic sources of evidence. Argues that embracing supernaturalism ... More


Physical and Metaphysical Understanding: Nature, Agency, and Causation in African Traditional Thought

I. A. Menkiti

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay contends that traditional African culture is largely misunderstood. It is not rooted in supernaturalism and its metaphysics are empirically grounded. Westerners should acquire a more ... More


Wayward Naturalism: Saving Dewey from Himself

Isaac Levi

in Pragmatism and Inquiry: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698134
eISBN:
9780191742323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698134.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

The most important contribution that the classical figures in the tradition of American pragmatism made is to the elaboration of models of problem-solving inquiry. Dewey made this clear by taking the ... More


The Challenge of Naturalism

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The central focus of this chapter is the comparison between a naturalistic worldview—on which only natural phenomena exist—and a theistic worldview on which God as supernatural exists. The chapter ... More


Fear of the Divine

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of the divine. With regards to fear of the divine, Epicurus is primarily concerned with plural ... More


Introduction

Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772322
eISBN:
9780199932528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772322.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The introduction lays out the thesis, which is that the evangelical missionary movement contained within it paradoxes of power, culture, and influence. New movements of world Christianity were more ... More


The Circuit-Riding Missionary and Gilded Age Methodism

Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772322
eISBN:
9780199932528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772322.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

William Taylor's antiformalist Methodism in India and Liberia embodied American characteristics of individual autonomy, democratization, religious disestablishment, and pragmatic attitudes toward ... More


Protestant Experimentalists and the Energy of Love

Pamela E. Klassen

in Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244283
eISBN:
9780520950443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244283.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines developments of liberal Protestants of forms of energetic healing that depended precisely on embracing modern medicine, and modern technologies more broadly, as conduits of the ... More


“Africa was a Land aʼ Magic Power Since de Beginninʼ a History”: Old World Sources of Conjuring Traditions

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the potential sources of black American supernaturalism, considering the African, European, and American sources of Conjure as it emerged among blacks in the United States. The ... More


“Medical Doctors Can't Do You No Good”: Conjure and African American Traditions of Healing

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the relationship between African American supernaturalism and healing. Ever since the slavery period, black people in the United States have retained distinctive ideas and ... More


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