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Substitute Faiths

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents and analyzes a variety of secular and religious “substitute faiths” embraced by modern (particularly American) Jews that have replaced classical Jewish beliefs, which have ... More


Hope Despite Experience

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For Judaism, ours is an unredeemed, pre-messianic world. This chapter focuses upon how hope, faith, and sacred deeds offer human beings an opportunity and a challenge to help move the world toward ... More


After the Evil—What?

Richard Harries

in After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199263134
eISBN:
9780191600616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263132.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Theological responses to the holocaust by scholars such as Fackenheim, Berkovits, Greenburg, and Rubenstein are all finally inadequate and it may be that silence and seeking to repair the world ... More


Shared Hope and a Common Task

Richard Harries

in After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199263134
eISBN:
9780191600616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263132.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jews and Christians have a shared hope and a common task. That hope has been interpreted in different ways in both religions: as the coming of the kingdom of God on earth and as a hope of life in the ... 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


Pragmatism and Islam in Peirce and Iqbal: The Metaphysics of Emergent Mind

Richard Gilmore

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter identifies parallels between the philosophies of Muhammad Iqbal and Charles Peirce. By emphasising the ‘by their fruits, ye shall know them’ evaluation of human actions, it distinguishes ... More


Religious People Are Climate Change Deniers

Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle

in Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190650629
eISBN:
9780190650650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650629.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Despite misconceptions espoused by media and political figures, a belief in God does not equate to a lack of concern for the environment. This chapter shows that, although belief in God and interest ... More


The Meaning of Community: Symbols of Initiation—Reciprocity

David G. Blumenkrantz

in Coming of Age the RITE Way: Youth and Community Development through Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190297336
eISBN:
9780190297367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190297336.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores the concept of reciprocity through examples contained in the vision quest narrative in chapter 3. It explores and expands on community psychology’s definitions for community to ... More


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