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Clement's Concept of God (I): The Apophatic Essence of the Father

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

It is central to Clement’s concept of God that God cannot be expressed by man since he is above both human speech and human thought, is ineffable, and transcendent. Clement applies different ... More


Properties, Modes, and Universals

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The distinction between properties and predicates, and how best to draw the distinction between universals and particulars are discussed. The notion that properties are most aptly characterized as ... More


 Sol

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Sol, the most metallurgical of the planets, in Lewis's scholarship, poetry and That Hideous Strength. Sol's association with gold, liberality, and light symbolizing philosophical and theological ... More


 Community Law: The Creation of a Collectivity

Charles Ramble

in The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The distinction that has been made in earlier chapters between the community as an assemblage of individuals and as a collectivity is developed further through an examination of local legal ... More


The Consummation of an Individual History of Freedom

Morwenna Ludlow

in Universal Salvation: Eschatology in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa and Karl Rahner

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270225
eISBN:
9780191600661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270224.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter aims to explain Rahner's complex idea of the perfection, or consummation of the human individual. He stresses that it has two aspects: immanent consummation (individuals determine their ... More


  Personal Knowledge: 1948–1959

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski

in Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195174335
eISBN:
9780199835706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517433X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In view of his work in the humanities, Polanyi was transferred from the Chemistry Department at the University of Manchester to a chair in the Faculty of Economics and Social Studies in 1948. Thanks ... More


Naturalizing Supernaturalism

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers competitor views concerning the existence of God, including: (a) the claim of Alvin Plantinga that God is “properly basic” and is not subject to having evidence adduced for or ... More


Forgiving Oneself & Forgiving God

Solomon Schimmel

in Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes two special cases of forgiveness, forgiving oneself and forgiving God, from logical, moral, and psychological perspectives. The author presents arguments that have been put ... More


An Old Mandate for a New State: On Jiang Qing’s Political Confucianism

Bai Tongdong

in A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues in defense of Confucian politics, but rejects Jiang Qing's interpretation of Confucian constitutionalism. Jiang argues for a kind of Confucian constitutionalism that is grounded ... More


Transcendent Heaven?: A Critique of Jiang Qing’s Grounding of the Right to Rule

Chenyang Li

in A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends another interpretation of heaven that is neither transcendent nor anthropocentric: it argues that heaven is necessarily interrelated in a “heaven–earth–humanity” triad. It calls ... More


Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Ṣadrā on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition

Ibrahim Kalin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199735242
eISBN:
9780199852772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735242.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The 17th-century philosopher Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, known as Mullā Ṣadrā, attempted to reconcile the three major forms of knowledge in Islamic philosophical discourses: revelation (Qurʼān), ... More


Indexicals and Spacelessness

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The claim that God does not know what time it is now, and hence is not omniscient, is considered. It is argued that if this is a sound argument then it is also sound with respect to the spatial ... More


Nature in Proclus:: From irrational immanent principle to goddess ⋆

Alain Lernould

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the prologue of his commentary on Plato’s Timaeus Proclus defines Nature as the last of the productive causes of the corporeal, as an incorporeal essence inseparable from bodies. Nature is both an ... More


The Sensuous Social Supernatural

Abby Day

in Believing in Belonging: Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199577873
eISBN:
9780191731143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577873.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Belief narratives relating to supernatural or paranormal events were common in the interviews, irrespective of informants’ religious or spiritual beliefs: even atheists sense ghosts. The findings and ... More


Clairvoyance versus Creativity

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the complex transformations which Andrei Belyi's theory of symbolism underwent. What changed from time to time was his view of the way in which the artist acquires knowledge ... More


Fundamental Ontology and Transcendent Beauty: An Approach to Kant’s Aesthetics

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter seeks to bring about a ‘fusion of horizons’ between the path from fundamental ontology to art and the aesthetics of Kant, to see if it can lead us to a better understanding of both. ... More


Anaphorically Unrestricted Quantifiers

Jody Azzouni

in Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187137
eISBN:
9780199850570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187137.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter deals with the formalization of anaphorically unrestricted pronouns. The result is a family of logical systems very close in their metalogical properties to those of the first-order ... More


Evolutionary Religion

J. L. Schellenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673766
eISBN:
9780191757129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673766.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science

This book argues that we are still at a very early stage in the possible history of intelligent life on our planet and should frame our religious attitudes accordingly. Humans tend not to notice how ... More


Utility and Truth

Carolyn Price

in Functions in Mind: A Theory of Intentional Content

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242009
eISBN:
9780191696992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242009.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the possibility that doxastic systems, unlike special-purpose systems, are capable of representing an environment that extends beyond the subject's practical reach. It suggests ... More


Blake, Blake Criticism, and the Sublime

Peter Otto

in Blake’s Critique of Transcendence: Love, Jealousy, and the Sublime in The Four Zoas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187196
eISBN:
9780191674655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187196.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines the elements of the sublime in William Blake's The Four Zoas. It explains the different types of forms of the sublime. It suggests that the multiple perspectives, proliferation ... More


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