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African American History and African American Theology

Stephen C. Finley.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

August 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 5386 words.

The history of African Americans is important in the formation of, but presents a challenge to, black theology. African American history provided a lens through which to view the world and...

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The Classical Origins of Natural Theology

Stephen R. L. Clark.

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 7826 words.

This chapter reviews classical accounts of natural theology. These include accounts by Hesiod of Boeotia in the late 8th century BC, Parmenides of Elea (early 5th century BC), Empedocles of...

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Duns Scotus on the Female Gender

Marilyn McCord Adams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

November 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; History of Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 7862 words.

Scotus’ estimate of the female gender is shaped by his view that Mary is pre-eminent among merely human saints. Because Mary must be a real mother, he rejects the Aristotelian view that...

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Early Modern Natural Theologies

Scott Mandelbrote.

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 11275 words.

This chapter discusses natural theology in the early modern period. It demonstrates that early modern natural theology was a contested arena, in which a number of different standpoints...

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Ethical Theories among Medieval Jewish Philosophers

Warren Zev Harvey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; History of Religion; Philosophy of Religion. 8786 words.

This chapter discusses the ethical views of medieval Jewish philosophers, showing that the varieties of Jewish philosophy in the medieval period defy easy categorization, let alone...

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Kierkegaard and Modern European Literature

Leonardo F. Lisi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies; History of Religion. 10202 words.

This chapter examines the influence of Soren Kierkegaard on modern European literature. It suggests that Kierkegaard's contribution to the formation of a linguistic and aesthetic norm was...

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Kierkegaard and Postmodernism

Steven Shakespeare.

in The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 9708 words.

This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's relation to postmodernism, evaluating whether he was a relativising postmodernist rather than the father of existentialism. It discuses Gilles...

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Kierkegaard and Romanticism

William McDonald.

in The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 8969 words.

This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's views and reception of romanticism. It suggests that Kierkegaard was ambivalent toward romanticism and explains that while he criticized the...

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Kierkegaard and the History of Theology

David R. Law.

in The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 11138 words.

This chapter analyses Soren Kierkegaard's thought about the history of theology, discussing different notions of historical theology and evaluating how they apply to the way Kierkegaard...

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Kierkegaard as Theologian: A History of Countervailing Interpretations

Lee C. Barrett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 10034 words.

This chapter examines the diverse and conflicting interpretation of Soren Kierkegaard as a theologian. It suggests that this variety of interpretation results in the suspicion that each...

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