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The Birth of Modern Belief

Ethan H. Shagan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book traces the history of belief in the Christian West from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, revealing for the first time how a distinctively modern category of belief came into being. The ... More


‘The Other’

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Common to nearly all constructions of identity is that of ‘the [stereotyped] other’, the ‘not-us’, often defined negatively, in opposition to, and in order to sustain, a self-understanding. In ... More


The Solemnization of Christian Marriage

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The marriage rites and accompanying official legislation related to marriage defined the nature and purpose of Christian marriage for Methodists. Yet, because of Methodism's gradual abandonment of ... More


The Invention of the Unbeliever

Ethan H. Shagan

in The Birth of Modern Belief

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174747
eISBN:
9780691184944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174747.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes how generations of scholars have trawled through several materials for evidence of “real” atheism, with limited success. More recently, a number of scholars have demonstrated ... More


Aquinas on Pagan Virtue

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates St Thomas Aquinas’s handling of the problem of pagan virtue, in the context of his distinction between natural and supernatural spheres. He discusses (a) whether every act ... More


The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880): Intellectual Life in Mid-Victorian England

Catherine Marshall, Bernard Lightman, and Richard England (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198846499
eISBN:
9780191881596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Metaphysical Society was founded in 1869 at the instigation of James Knowles, editor of the Contemporary Review and then of the Nineteenth Century, as a private dining and debate club that ... More


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