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Against Christian pacifism

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 20245 words.

In Defence of War intends to argue in favour of Christian just war reasoning. It is often supposed, however, that Christianity's original position was pacifist, and that Augustine's...

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Against legal positivism and liberal individualism

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 28914 words.

Not every critic of the tradition of just war thinking is impelled by pacifist convictions. David Rodin is a liberal philosopher, whose searching philosophical critique finds just war...

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An Analysis of Arthur Rich’s Method in the Light of that of Martin Luther

Sean Doherty.

in Theology and Economic Ethics

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 26610 words.

This chapter shows how study of the method of Luther, a skilful pre-modern theological practitioner, can provide a resource for building self-awareness and self-criticism of modern...

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Arthur Rich’s Moral Theological Method in His Wirtschaftsethik

Sean Doherty.

in Theology and Economic Ethics

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 31876 words.

This chapter sketches Arthur Rich’s life and work, and situates his thought contextually. It indicates some of the lines of the development of Rich’s thought, up to the publication of the...

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Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses

Mark McInroy.

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 240 pages.

In this study, Mark McInroy argues that the ‘spiritual senses’ play a crucial yet previously unappreciated role in the theological aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar. The doctrine of the...

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Balthasar’s Distinctive Rearticulation of the Doctrine of the Spiritual Senses

Mark McInroy.

in Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 4591 words.

This chapter describes Balthasar’s highly creative version of the spiritual senses as deployed in his theological aesthetics. Most distinctively, Balthasar grafts the spiritual senses onto...

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Balthasar’s Reading of Medieval and Early Modern Versions of the Spiritual Senses

Mark McInroy.

in Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 17122 words.

This chapter investigates Balthasar’s reading of the spiritual senses in the medieval and early modern periods. Bonaventure is most significant for Balthasar among medieval expositors of...

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Being Born and Being Born Again

Michael Banner.

in The Ethics of Everyday Life

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 11535 words.

If Christianity cannot accept certain forms of pronatalism (such as the pronatalism that holds up the having of ‘a child of one's own’ as a natural, overriding, and incorrigible desire, and...

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Conceiving Conception

Michael Banner.

in The Ethics of Everyday Life

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 13147 words.

Taking as its starting point a remarkable sermon preached by Augustine on the reality of Joseph's fathering of Christ, the chapter asks how the imagination of Christ's conception troubled...

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Conclusion

Sean Doherty.

in Theology and Economic Ethics

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Religious Studies. 4467 words.

This conclusion summarizes the argument, and makes tentative suggestions as to the wider applicability of the critical questions posed to Rich’s method by the analysis of Luther. It...

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