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 Truth and Fact in Religious Narrative

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores “true” claims of each of the faiths in religious narrative. It argues that the truth claims of each of the faiths to bear a revealed message can only be evaluated in terms of ... More


The Apocalypse of Acts and the Life of Truth

C. Kavin Rowe

in World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377873
eISBN:
9780199869459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377873.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Reading Acts as lively political theology in its time necessarily raises questions that directly relate to several crucial contemporary problems. Indeed, the argument is that engaging Acts in this ... More


Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal

Robert Fogelin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195177541
eISBN:
9780199850143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177541.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Human beings are both supremely rational and deeply superstitious, capable of believing just about anything and of questioning just about everything. Indeed, just as our reason demands that we know ... More


Religious Responses to Modern Science

Michael Horace Barnes

in Stages of Thought: The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396270
eISBN:
9780199852482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396270.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the status of religious thought today as a result of developments in science and its cognitive style. One convenient division identifies three major types of religious ... More


Rumor and September 11: Understanding the Unthinkable

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Using beliefs and rumors that emerged during the first days after September 11, this chapter discusses how a culture in crisis uses these tools to make sense out of a disorienting event such as this. ... More


Knowing the God of the Poor: The Preferential Option for the Poor

Roberto S. Goizueta

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The claim that, in the crucified and risen Christ, God is preferentially identified with the victims of the history transforms the preferential option for the poor from an ethical imperative into the ... More


Whispers on the Borderline

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Rumors about foreigners, outside our borders or within, can be dangerous, both to the aliens and to ourselves. In an increasingly globalized world, we need good neighbors, even as differences cannot ... More


Genesis before Darwin: Why Scripture Needed Liberating from Science

Francis Watson

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

It is commonly assumed that "Darwin" represents the triumph of scientific rationality over scripture and superstition—an assumption combining ignorance of history with a philosophically naïve account ... More


Nathan the Wise and Lessing's “Ideal of Humanity”

Toshimasa Yasukata

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144949
eISBN:
9780199834891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144945.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Elucidates Lessing's ideal of humanity, the ideal that finds poetic and literary expression in Nathan the Wise. The parable of the three rings, the starting point for the plot that stands at the ... More


Love, Truth, Alterity

Thomas Docherty

in Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Much contemporary theory, exercised by the problematical nature of the validation or legitimation of truth-claims, has turned to the work of Levinas, in whom this ethical demand for a philosophy of ... More


World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

C. Kavin Rowe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377873
eISBN:
9780199869459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377873.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book engages constructively the cultural power of the theological vision of the Acts of the Apostles. According to Acts, the apocalypse of God in Jesus of Nazareth entails the formation of a new ... More


The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

William J. Wainwright (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The philosophy of religion as a distinct discipline is an innovation of the last 200 years, but its central topics—the existence and nature of the divine, humankind’s relation to it, the nature of ... More


The State as a Universe of Discourse

Peter J. Steinberger

in The Concept of the State in International Relations: Philosophy, Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693627
eISBN:
9781474408721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693627.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides an account of the concept of state, the implications of which should be important for thinking clearly about what happens when nations engage one another in the international ... More


The Moment of Truth: Comparative and Dogmatic Theology

Aaron Langenfeld

in How to Do Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278404
eISBN:
9780823280513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278404.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Aaron Langenfeld reflects on how the discipline of comparative theology should be related to the normative grounds for religious truth claims to which theology as a whole is committed. Confirming a ... More


The Struggle Over Truth

Jürgen Schaflechner

in Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190850524
eISBN:
9780190850555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850524.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the first chapter, the author evaluates the various possibilities to engage with the empirical material collected for this book. Due to the shrine’s new accessibility, paired with its recent ... More


“All Faiths Are Paths”: A Reconstruction and Defense of Sri Ramakrishna’s Vijñāna-Based Model of Religious Pluralism

Ayon Maharaj

in Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190868239
eISBN:
9780190868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868239.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter reconstructs from Sri Ramakrishna’s teachings a unique and philosophically sophisticated model of religious pluralism. For Sri Ramakrishna, God is infinite, so there are correspondingly ... More


History and Anthropology: Strange Bedfellows

Eric Tagliacozzo and Andrew Willford

in Clio/Anthropos: Exploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760201
eISBN:
9780804772402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter takes a look at how history and anthropology reveal the contingencies of knowledge-production. This refers to the terms of expertise that produce disciplinary knowledge and ... More


When Cutting Did and Did Not End

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3, When Cutting Did and Did Not End, examines how it is that the discourse of FGM lives on, despite the demise of cutting. Although cutting is on the wane in Ghana, the discourse of its ... More


Hume’s Skeptical Naturalism

Peter S. Fosl

in Knowledge and Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014083
eISBN:
9780262265782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The main goal of this chapter is to describe the relationship between Hume’s skepticism and his naturalism, and in doing so demonstrate the way some of his most important recent commentators have ... More


Why Ma Zhun Doesn't Count

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter considers the case of Ma Zhun, a woman who was denied a disabled identification (ID) card by the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF). It explains that Ma Zhun went the Federation's ... More


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