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Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Anna L. Peterson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Seeds of the Kingdom explores the utopian religious ethics practiced in Amish settlements in the United States Midwest and in former war zones in El Salvador. These communities stand as ... More


Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus

Nicholas Rescher

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236016
eISBN:
9780191679162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236016.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This book presents a critical reaction against two currently influential tendencies of thought. On the one hand, it rejects the facile relativism that pervades contemporary social and academic life. ... More


A Republican Saint‐Simonian: Eugène Pelletan and the Transformation of Nineteenth‐Century Republicanism

Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Intellectual Founders of the Republic: Five Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Political Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247943
eISBN:
9780191599446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247943.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter the life and writings of Pelletan are examined, with particular emphasis on his articulation of republican doctrine during the 1850s and 1860s. The chapter challenges the prevailing ... More


Eschatology for a Modern World

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:
10.1093/0198270224.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter deals specifically with those elements of Karl Rahner's theology that have a direct impact on his eschatology. It surveys Rahner's views on the requirements for doctrine about the last ... More


The Consummation of the World's 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:
10.1093/0198270224.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter recapitulates some of the themes of Ch. 6––decision, freedom, grace––at the collective rather than the individual level. This involves examining what Karl Rahner means by individual, the ... More


Hume's Lucretian Mission: Is It Self-Refuting?

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Whatever the merits of the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise, it may be argued that there remain significant puzzles and problems relating to the coherence of Hume's aim to discredit and ... More


Creating “The People of God”: French Utopian Dreams and the Moralization of Africans and Slaves

Troy Feay

in In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

Focusing on the early to mid-nineteenth century, this chapter argues that the desire to create utopias—the aspiration for a moral mission of social transformation—was an underlying motivation that ... More


Ethical Anarchism

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

One of the most distinctive features of ethical socialism was the place it gave to personal transformation and communal utopianism. This chapter explores the intersections between this type of ... More


Introduction: Residence on Earth

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the key themes in the book, including the role of religion in political change, the ways that religious ethics are lived out in concrete situations, the fate of utopian ... More


Utopia

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects on the possibilities for reclaiming and rethinking progressive utopian thought in light of the experiences of both Amish and Salvadoran experiences in creating environmentally ... More


Irish Community and Protestant Belonging, 1930–49

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter posits an overlapping sense of alienation among Southern Protestants and Irish intellectuals during the 1930s and 1940s, as both groups found themselves out of step with the pieties of ... More


The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Michael Robertson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For readers reared on the dystopian visions of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale, the idea of a perfect society may sound more sinister than enticing. This literary history of a time ... More


Revival of Messianic Hope

Akiba J. Lerner

in Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 focuses on the recovery of messianic hope narratives by Jewish thinkers—particularly Martin Buber—who in the early part of the twentieth century perceived the failure of Marxist utopianism ... More


Richard Rorty’s Social Hope and Postmetaphysical Redemption

Akiba J. Lerner

in Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 is devoted to the fourth and final stage represented by Rorty’s neo-pragmatic proposal to ground social hopes in human solidarity. Rorty forged a new path toward fulfilling the emancipatory ... More


Robert Guédiguian

Joseph Mai

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096471
eISBN:
9781526124104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a comprehensive account of Robert Guédiguian’s numerous films since 1980, combining stylistic analyses with historical, political, and generic context. More importantly, it makes ... More


Egalitarian Millennialism: Marx the Rooster and Marxism (Nineteenth Century ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Beginning with a discussion of Babeuf's Communist variant on the (failed) French Revolution, the chapter analyzes Marx as a “rooster” (a secular Joachite) whose prophecies of a world revolution in ... More


Human Nature and the Limits of Human Possibility

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that evolved human nature sets strict limits on what kinds of human society are possible--in particular, that attempts to overcome racism, gender inequity, ... More


Conclusion

Charles Jones

in Global Justice: Defending Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242221
eISBN:
9780191697067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242221.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book has discussed the practical implications of its arguments for basic human rights, clarified the relationship between cosmopolitarianism and world government, and defended its approach ... More


Chinese Bodies, Chinese Futures: The “Coolie” in Late Nineteenth-Century America

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter presents an exploration of the role theories of Chinese bodies played in the American experience of coolie labor. One of the chapter's major texts is an anti‐coolie pamphlet, “Some ... More


The Utopianism of Leviathan

Richard Tuck

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter asks directly a question which often lurks behind discussions of Hobbes, but which is rarely put clearly: how radical is the transformation of politics, and indeed human life in general, ... More


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