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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Individual and Community

Jacqueline Mariña.

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

April 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 9058 words.

This chapter outlines Schleiermacher's vision of how human nature is to be ensouled through reason. The focus is on Schleiermacher's positive conception and valuation of embodied, finite...

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Spirit and Community

Peter C. Hodgson.

in Hegel and Christian Theology

March 2005; p ublished online April 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 11827 words.

With the passage from the sensible to the spiritual presence of Christ, the community formed by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit comprises a unique and unsurpassable intersubjectivity of...

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Authority in Religious Communities

Linda Zagzebski.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 7103 words.

This chapter defends authority in traditional religious communities on the same general grounds used by Joseph Raz in his well-known defence of the authority of the state in the context of...

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The Concrete Community

Michael Mawson.

in Christ Existing as Community

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 11057 words.

This chapter, ‘The Concrete Community’, turns to and examines Bonhoeffer’s emphasis on the empirical or existing church. For Bonhoeffer, the church is established by God only as an existing...

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Christ Existing as Community

Michael Mawson.

July 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 224 pages.

How can theologians recognize the church as a historical and human community, while still holding that it has been established by Christ and is a work of the Spirit? How can a theological...

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Reading Rites: Sacraments and the Community of Signs

Karmen Mackendrick.

in Divine Enticement

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 11437 words.

This chapter takes up the Augustinian idea of sacraments as “sacred signs” or “visible words,” by focussing on questions of efficacy and meaning. It discusses the idea of the sacrament as...

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Battling for Truth in the Beloved Community

Rebekah L. Miles.

in The Bonds of Freedom

September 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 13590 words.

An examination is made of Sharon Welch's political realist position. Welch, in contrast to Ruether, locates moral norms and the divine in particular human communities, and all moral claims...

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Fragile Millennial Communities and Violence

John Walliss.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Alternative Belief Systems. 8232 words.

This article focuses on the twin factors of millenialist predisposition towards violence and the crossover from a volatile disposition to the actual practice of violence. It reviews the...

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Two Trauma Communities: A Philosophical Archaeology of Cultural and Clinical Trauma Theories

Vincenzo Di Nicola.

in Trauma and Transcendence

August 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 13516 words.

While the goal of both clinical work and cultural research generally is the transformation and transcendence of trauma, these communities struggle to characterize trauma as a unified...

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Freedom, Community, and Language

Oliver Davies.

in The Testimony of the Spirit

June 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 8474 words.

An understanding of the Spirit of God often suffers from lack of clarity concerning the relation between the material world and immateriality, including such things as nous, pneuma, and...

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Modern Communities, National and Religious

Theodore Vial.

in Modern Religion, Modern Race

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 12053 words.

Chapter 4 shows why we must extend our genealogies of religion and race past the Enlightenment by comparing Johann Gottfried Herder and Schleiermacher on language and on the formation of...

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From Meaning to Power

Stephen S. Bush.

in Visions of Religion

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 11021 words.

This chapter recounts the shift in religious studies from the paradigm of interpretation to the paradigm of power. Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Friedrich Nietzsche all had important things to...

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Experience and Meaning

Stephen S. Bush.

in Visions of Religion

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 15101 words.

This chapter develops a social practical account of religious experience that integrates experience and meaning and addresses the criticisms that experience is too subjective and private to...

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Landscapes of Desire / The Whole World Singing: A Journey to Iona and Taizé

Belden C. Lane.

in Ravished by Beauty

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 3590 words.

This chapter focuses on the Taizé and Iona communities. A little over two hours by high speed train from Geneva one can find the Taizé Community, known around the world for the beauty of...

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Christianity and Rational, Universal Morals

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola.

in Thou Shalt Not Kill

September 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 1122 words.

Revelation is not just rational morality: It elevates morality to a wider, original, and personal relationship with God. This personal relationship with the divine, available to humans...

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Does God Want You Dead?

Eric Dietrich.

in Excellent Beauty

June 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 5423 words.

This chapter explores the psychology and evolution of morality. An important job of any religion is binding a group (tribe, community, and so on) together. A religion controls group...

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Tragedy and the Social Construction of Norms

Molly Farneth.

in Hegel's Social Ethics

August 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 10181 words.

This chapter argues that, for Hegel, the authority of a community's norms is rooted in its social practices. It considers the lessons of Hegel's discussion of Sophocles' Antigone, in which...

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Love's Delight in Reconciliation

M. Jamie Ferreira.

in Love's Grateful Striving

June 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 4805 words.

Love attempts to restore broken bonds – our responsibility is to maintain and cultivate community. Reconciliation lacks the judicial sting of the category of forgiveness, but it...

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St. Paul

C. Kavin Rowe.

in One True Life

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 13349 words.

This chapter begins part 2 of the book by treating the first of three early Christians, St. Paul. The chapter focuses on the five themes that best capture the way Paul speaks in his...

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Merit and Reward

Richard Swinburne.

in Responsibility and Atonement

June 1989; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 4183 words.

Supererogatory actions include both favours to others, and creative acts benefiting directly only the agent. A favour creates an obligation on the recipient, minimally to express gratitude....

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