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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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Against Religious Literacy

Thomas A. Lewis.

in Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa

December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies. 9718 words.

Early in the last decade many scholars across the university came to see religion as worthy of study. One influential response has been Stephen Prothero’s call for “religious literacy.”...

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Agnosticism, Skeptical Theism, and Moral Obligation

Stephen Maitzen.

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 7728 words.

Skeptical theism combines theism with skepticism about one’s capacity to discern God’s morally sufficient reasons for permitting evil. Proponents have claimed that skeptical theism defeats...

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Agnosticism, the Moral Skepticism Objection, and Commonsense Morality

Daniel Howard-Snyder.

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 6672 words.

According to Agnosticism with a capital A, even if one doesn’t see how any known reason would justify God in permitting all the evil in the world and even if one lacks warrant for theism,...

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Analytic Philosophy

Charles Pigden.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Philosophy of Religion. 7068 words.

Most analytic philosophers are atheists, but is there a deep connection between analytic philosophy and atheism? The paper argues (a) that the founding fathers of analytic philosophy were...

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Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Millennialism

James D. Tabor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies. 7627 words.

This article focuses on ancient Jewish and early Christian millennialism, which are found to be intrinsically inconsistent—there are no specific pointers towards marking the end of time;...

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Ancient Near Eastern Millennialism

Robert Gnuse.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 8772 words.

Although there existed no real millennial text prior to late Jewish and early Christian texts, there exists an overabundance of resources that heavily draw on millennial texts. This article...

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Anders Nygren's <i>Agape and Eros</i>

William Werpehowski.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics

August 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 7839 words.

This article analyzes the character of Christian love in Agape and Eros. It considers some major themes on their own terms and whether those terms can bear the fullness of the Gospel vision...

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Annihilationism

Clark H. Pinnock.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity. 6901 words.

In Christian theology, annihilationism designates the views of those who hold that the finally impenitent wicked will cease to exist after (or soon after) the last judgment. Annihilation is...

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Annihilationism

Clark H. Pinnock.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity. 6901 words.

In Christian theology, annihilationism designates the views of those who hold that the finally impenitent wicked will cease to exist after (or soon after) the last judgment. Annihilation is...

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